Does my $800 build look good?

I'm ordering my gaming pc in the next week or so, and I wanted to get the thumbs up from you guys to make sure I don't make any choices in parts that I will regret :D I'll be using this build primarily for gaming and other miscellaneous stuff such as Youtube, web surfing etc. One thing I will point out is I have no interest in overclocking or SLIing. Alright onto my build:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/e2rv

I have the Antec 300 Illusion case already. I will most likely not need an OS, can probably get that free from school. I appreciate any advice I receive!
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  1. what i would get. i changed the motherboard and the power supply

    400w will be more than enough given you are not overclocking or crossfiring. either way you wont use half the given power. i also chose a higher overclocked video card since you dont plan on doing it in the future so why not get it as high as you can

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/e5hb
  2. Your build looks solid to me i would change the PSU to this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094 and GPU to this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127663 that's about it.
  3. Fair enough with the PSUs. Thank you.

    Bigcyco, why should I choose that video card over the Sapphire one? Just curious. Also TheBigTroll, I mostly do not like overclocking CPUs, I have played with graphic cards before though.

    EDIT: Also, looking at the PSU you recommended Bigcyco, I see another PSU for lower price, same 520w. Only difference that I see is it is modular. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    Any reason to not grab this?
  4. SilentxHero said:
    Fair enough with the PSUs. Thank you.

    Bigcyco, why should I choose that video card over the Sapphire one? Just curious. Also TheBigTroll, I mostly do not like overclocking CPUs, I have played with graphic cards before though.

    EDIT: Also, looking at the PSU you recommended Bigcyco, I see another PSU for lower price, same 520w. Only difference that I see is it is modular. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    Any reason to not grab this?
    no reason not to grab the modular one it's more easy to work with for cable management but it's not cheaper than the one i recommended.As for the card the msi one has better cooling Free DirtShowdown coupon w/purchase, limited offer it's higher overclocked and it might actually be cheaper after mail in rebate it's also 5 star rated at newegg while the Sapphire is only 4 star rated other than that no reason ;)
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