My First Build and I Have A Few Questions

So I am currently using a lenovo w510 which does well on most games where I can play games on either medium or high detail, with a few on ultra. I do have trouble playing some games with decent FPS or at all. The witcher 2 and Just Cause 2 are just a few that I can only play with 20 FPS with all the settings turned down to low and resolution turned down as well. After some thought, I decided to go ahead and build my own gaming pc. I have been doing some research for awhile now and I think I came up with a good build but some parts may be a bit overkill. I am also unsure of what ram to get and I think the case I have chosen has enough fans but I am unsure. I also chose a 5.1 soundcard because of the turtlebeach Earforce Z6A headset.

Case-

Name:

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower

Price:

$70.00

Website:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

Processor-

Name:

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz

Price:

$229.00

Website:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

Power Supply-

Name:

CORSAIR Professional Series HX750

Price:

144.99 - 134.99 rebate

Website:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

Ram- ?

Name:


Price:


Motherboard-

Name:

BIOSTAR T5 XE LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

Price:

$134.99

Website:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138160

Fan- ?

Name:


Price:


Graphics Card-

Name:

GTX 570

Price:

$269.99 - 20 rebate

Website:

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclocked-Mini-HDMI-Lifetime-012-P3-1572-AR/dp/B004EYSMGW

Harddrive-

Name:

Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Price:

$99.99

Website:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136697

Soundcard-

Name:

PPA 1431v 6 Channels 16-bit PCI Interface Sound Card

Price:

$12.99

Website:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829126005
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  1. Skip the sound card. Why are you getting a P55 board? there are comparable Z68 and Z77 motherboards that would much better suit this build. Look at one of the Asrock boards like this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    That hard drive is for enterprise use. Take a look at the Samsung 1TB F3, or the 2TB Samsung. Or some of the 1TB drivess from Seagate.


    You won't need 750W unless you are buying a second video card.
  2. Change your motherboard to this one, since the one you picked isn't compatible with your processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    You can get this RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231461

    Also, change your hard drive to this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136795

    You can also drop your sound card, you don't need one.

    Everything else looks good.
  3. Thank you so much for the quick feedback. What would be the best power supply option if I stuck with just one video card?

    Also would it matter if I purchased for Newegg or Amazon? I am thinking of using amazon since I have Amazon Prime and I get free shipping as well as some deals.
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