Need advice on first build

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: As close to 1000 as I can get.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the web

Parts Not Required: Mouse, keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I will be buying from Canada Computers

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: No idea

Parts I have selected


Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99


Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $174.99


G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $52.99

Hard Drive

Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.99

Video Card

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card $234.99


Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99

Power Supply

Antec 650W ATX12V Power Supply $64.99

Optical Drive

LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer $24.99

So have I selected good parts? Will they all work together with out any problems? Is there anything I need or that I could get rid of?
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  1. Spend $6 more and get the 7850 Sapphire. It can be OCed to 1000 MHz without touching voltages.
  2. No over clocking, no dual vid cards then look to make these changes. Also I would look for a faster hard drive, even if it means dropping to a 500GB h/d to make budget. And look for a case with front 3.0 USB ports like this one down below seeing how all these new 1155 boards come with a front 3.0 USB header. $59.99
    Antec Three Hundred Two Premium AB All Black Gaming Series Mid-ATX w/ 1x 140mm Blue Twocool / 2x 120mm Blue Twocool -- *Canada Computers Exclusive* $54.88
    Antec HCG-520 High Current Gamer 520W Continuous Power Supply $84.99
    Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Socket 1155 Intel B75 Chipset Dual Channel DDR3 1600/1333/1066 MHz 2x PCI-Express x16 GigaLAN 7.1-CH HD Audio 1x SATA 6Gb/s 5 x SATA 3Gb/s x USB 2.0 x USB 3.0 VGA/DVI/HDMI Micro ATX $189.99
    Intel Core i5-3450 Quad-Core Socket 1155, 3.1Ghz, 6MB L3 Cache, 22nm (Retail Boxed) Gen3 (BX806237I53450 / BX80637I53450) $264.99
    MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC AMD Radeon HD 7850 Chipset (900Mhz) 2048MB GDDR5 (4800Mhz) DVI/HDMI/Dual Mini Display Port PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card
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