New $850 first build

Hey everyone,

These are the parts i decided on,

CD/DVD Burner: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard or BIOSTAR TZ77B LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53450

PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (100314-3L )

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

I would like to keep the price between $800 and $900, preferably in the 10 dollar range its in now. I will be using it for gaming (Skyrim, D3, AMRA 2, etc.). I dont really care about ultra graphics, but i dont want to have to run everything on low res. Im probably not going to overclock, not now anyways. Any suggestions on other equal/less expensive parts i could use would be greatly appreciated!!!
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    Get the ASRock. For Skyrim, the 6870 will do it on Very High/Ultra, but if you're using insane HD mods, it will lag a bit, but with Skyrim, it's more important to have a good CPU. Your CPU is very good too. Diablo 3 is a piece of cake for that rig. So is ARMA 2.
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