Ivy bridge machine? or wait for Haswell??

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 750~780

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, photoshoping, movies, internet surfing

Are you buying a monitor: No, already have one

Parts to Upgrade: building new machine

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, I got Amazon Prime free shipping.

Location: Hayward, CA

Parts Preferences: Was thinkg Sandy bridge, but someone told me to get ivy bridge, but heard something about haswell in 2013 so not so sure abt ivy..or should I stay in sandy bridge?

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet and powerful, long lasting PC. Using windows 7 ultimate 64bit, runs photoshop, illustrator. play starcraft 2, COD:MW3, Far Cry 3, CRYSIS 3, Battlefield 3, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: future soldier...etc

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: not upgrading, need to build one.

My list:

Cpu: i5-3550 ivy bridge $209.99
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-3550-Quad-Core-Processor-Cache/dp/B007SZ0EJW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343051409&sr=8-1&keywords=i5-3550&tag=ywis-20

Cooler: stock intel $0

Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V LK $156.82 or GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-P8Z77-V-LK-Intel-Motherboards/dp/B007RIFKTY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1343051436&sr=1-1&keywords=Asus+P8Z77-V+LK&tag=ywis-20

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-CrossFireX-DispayPort-Motherboard-GA-Z77X-UD3H/dp/B007R21JJK/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1343051682&sr=1-1&keywords=GIGABYTE+GA-Z77X-UD3H&tag=ywis-20

Memory: G.skill Ripjaws DDR3 2x2GB 1600 $32.28 P.S got 2 sticks of Adata gaming series 9-9-9-24 1.55v~1.75v 2GB DDR3 1600 from friend so total is 8GB
http://www.amazon.com/G-SKILL-Ripjaws-240-Pin-Desktop-F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL/dp/B002RPCLH6/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1343051458&sr=1-7&keywords=G.skill+Ripjaws+DDR3+2x2GB+1600&tag=ywis-20

GPU: Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB PCI-E Video Card $119.99
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-E-Video-100315L/dp/B0047ZGIUK/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1343051516&sr=1-1&keywords=6850&tag=ywis-20

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB $69.99
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desktop/dp/B00461G3MS/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1343051541&sr=1-1&keywords=caviar+blue+500gb&tag=ywis-20

PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 $59.99 (Do I have the right types of connectors and enough connectors for all my parts? )
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Certified-Compatible-Platforms-CMPSU-600CXV2/dp/B004W2T2UQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1343051560&sr=1-1&keywords=cx600&tag=ywis-20

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 $94.99 (will this case fits all my parts??)
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-Case-RC-922M-KKN3-GP/dp/B0026FCI2U/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1343051586&sr=1-1&keywords=Cooler+Master+HAF+922&tag=ywis-20

OS: windows 7 ultimate 64bit $0

Optical: SAMSUNG SH-222BB/BEBE 21.38
http://www.amazon.com/SH-222BB-SAMSUNG/dp/B007WLP2U8/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1343051609&sr=1-2&keywords=sh-222bb+bebe&tag=ywis-20

will there be any bottlenecking problems? is the cx600 enough power?
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  1. Pls help me!! Thank you so so much everyone!!! :wahoo: :wahoo: :wahoo:
  2. this should do you fine and much better than a 6850. there is no overclocking but there is crossfire options

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cQI4
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