First build! Suggestions?

What do you think of my first build?
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  1. Get the "K" version of processor, it's overclockable one.
    Might want to get another CPU Cooler if you want to overclock, to lower down temperatures. Also tell what is your budget it helps people more as people have list with budgets and best pc for them.
  2. If this is for gaming I would go with a more powerful GPU. Also you could go with the K version of that processor and have overclocking capabilities. I would suggest at least a Radeon HD 7770. I slightly changed your build -added the 7770 put if you can afford a 7850 that would be even better. If this is not a gaming rig it looks like a good well balanced build but the PSU doesn't need to be 650W. 500W would be better so you could save some money.
  3. What's your budget? I may be able to come up with something better.
  4. Less than 900-950. I plan to casually game often so nothing too powerful
  5. You'd get better performance out of this build...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.98 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.98 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $844.39
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-19 00:13 EDT-0400)

    It's a pretty decent build. What games do you plan on playing?
  6. I want a motherboard that has an optical out for audio. suggestions?
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