Need advice $1000 gaming build Australia

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Dota 2, Starcraft 2), youtubing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: mwave (alternative is fine if it's in Sydney)

Country: Australia

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

Additional Comments:

First time building a new pc so I made some tweaks to one of the recommended builds according to the parts available in Australia. I would appreciate any better suggestions on the following parts, preferably to cut down on cost.

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked Quad Core Processor
http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-19010218-Intel_Core_i5_2500K_Unlocked_Quad_Core_Processor_-_Socket_LGA1155_-_3_3GHz_(Turb
$225

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard
http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-28023710-ASRock_Z77_Extreme4_Motherboard_-_Intel_Z77_Chipset_-_Socket_1155_-_4x_1_5V_DDR3
$150

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB(2x 4GB) Memory Kit
http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-37140681-G_Skill_Ripjaws_8GB(2x_4GB)_Memory_Kit_-_PC3-10666_(1333MHz)_DDR3_-_240-pin_DIMM
$55

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3.5" 500GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive (HDD) (ST500DM002)
http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-22040460-Seagate_Barracuda_7200_14_3_5_quot_500GB_SATA_6_0Gb_s_7200RPM_16MB_Hard_Drive_(H
$75

GPU: Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7850 Overclock Video Card
http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-42060863-Gigabyte_AMD_Radeon_HD_7850_Overclock_Video_Card_-_GDDR5_2048MB_256-Bit_-_975__4
$269

Case: Cooler Master Elite 311K ATX Midi Tower Case
http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-16011517-Cooler_Master_Elite_311K_ATX_Midi_Tower_Case_-_3x_5_25_quot__amp_7x_3_5_quot_HDD
$75

PSU: Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 650W Power Supply (RS650-PCARE3)
http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-34040407-Cooler_Master_Extreme_Power_Plus_650W_Power_Supply_(RS650-PCARE3)
$80

ODD: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBS Internal 22x DVD Burner
http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-17040390-Samsung_SH-222BB_BEBS_Internal_22x_DVD_Burner_-_SATA_-_OEM_-_Black
$20

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - SP1 - 64-Bit - DVD - Single Pack - OEM (GFC-02050)
$100

Total Cost: $1049
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  1. If you can find a Z68 board, get it. Z77 is a waste without an IVB CPU.
  2. I managed to find these two:

    Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 Motherboard - $95

    Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 Motherboard - $110

    Which would you recommend, if either?
  3. You mentioned cost cutting : 1280 x 1024 resolution u can get by with a far simpler/cheaper rig unless u looking to upgrade display :P
  4. Yes, I'd like to leave open that option. I guess I forgot to mention I'd like the build to last a while. Thanks for the suggestions though!
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