First Homebuilt Rig

Budget Max: $1000
Budget Ideal: $800-$900
I have a monitor
I will use the onboard sound card

Motherboard: ASUS P8H61-M LX PLUS (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $70

CPU:Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K $230

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0 $100

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $70

RAM: G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT $40

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 120

Keyboard/Mouse: Microsoft 5SH-00001 Black USB RF Wireless Standard Desktop 800 for Business $21

Optical Drive: SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM $17

Video Card:EVGA 01G-P3-1361-KR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $150

Network Card: Rosewill RNX-N150PCe (RNWD-11011) IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCIe 2.0 Wireless Adapter Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA/WPA2 $12

Speakers: Logitech LS21 7 Watts RMS (FTC) 2.1 Stereo Speaker System - Black $27

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM $100

Total: $957

Am I missing anything?
Are these parts compatible?
Is there anything overblown I can downgrade?
Is there anything that needs to be upgraded?
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  1. Do you plan to overclock that CPU:Intel Core i5-3570K?

    K series are special because they can be overclocked, but to get the most out of it you need a chipset that is designed for it. The H61 chipset for that ASUS mobo isn't designed for an Ivy7 Bridge K series CPU. Better look into a Z77 chipset based motherboard, and an after market CPU cooler as well. If you're not interested in overclocking than get a CPU:Intel Core i5-3570 (no K) and an H77 based motherboard.

    Edit: Check out the HD 6870 vs GTX 460 the HD 6870 is much better and can be priced for around the same.
  2. Thank You! And yes!
  3. This would help us make more accurate suggestions for you.

    Also, do you live near a microcenter? Locations at the top.
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