Augmenting New Build Template - looking for suggestions!

Hey everyone, I'm looking to make this purchase in the next three/four hours. Trusting the greater wisdom of these boards, I've decided to pick the $1000 template found in the suggested builds sticky. The purpose of this desktop will be an office computer running excel and some billing software (nothing strenuous, no gaming).

My question to the board: My budget for this PC is $1500, including a monitor and windows software -- is there any item in this build that you think should be upgraded? I want this computer to last for some time. Also, do you think this computer is powerful enough to potentially, down the road, run dual monitors (I'm thinking excel on one window, and internet/email on the other)?

I appreciate all the help. I've come to this board before, and have always found your advice invaluable!

The template I'm using is as follows:

$1000 - Budget - $984.91 w/o Rebates $974.91 w/ Rebates

CPU : Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 BX80623I52500K $230 [...] 6819115072

Motherboard : ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $160 [...] 813131730R

RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory $47 [...] 6820231314

CPU Cooler : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler $45 [...] 6835103099

HDD : Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $95 [...] 6822148701

PSU : Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified $100 [...] 6817371051

GPU : EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1567-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $250 [...] 6814130651

Case : Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Case, comes with Three Fans, front mounted dual USB 3.0 $50 [...] 6811147060

Case Fan : COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP 120mm Blue LED Case Fan $8 [...] 6835103060
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    You don't need a 560ti for simple web browsing with 2 monitors.

    I would get a 7750 and a 500 watt power supply. Also, a i5-3570k with a Z77.

    Might want to get a 7770 if you want to last a little longer.

    Is this what you're referring to as a 7750? It works with an intel motherboard, right? I'm guessing so as some of the reviewers say they have intel CPUs.
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  4. Oops sorry forgot to enable email notifications for this thread, yes that is what I was talking about.

    All you need is a PCI express 2/3 for it to work and the motherboard does have it.

    If you haven't purchased the processor yet then you might want to go with an i3, it's perfectly fine for the stuff you're doing.

    If you have the 3570k, get a cpu cooler (other than the stock one) so you can overclock it later.
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