Feedback on my components choice for a gaming computer

Hello,

After years of using laptops for several years, I want to build myself a nice new PC for gaming (Battlefield 3), and for making music (Reason). As a side note, I already have an external soundcard (Emu 0404)

I put them together by looking at the recommended/highest rating elements, but I'm only a semi-geek and I don't know too much about hardware. As such, I would like to know :
(i) if anything is missing (do I need a cooler for the processor ? I won't be overclocking)
(ii) if any of the elements are "overkill" compared to my needs (e.g. the motherboard/screen)
(iii) if all these elements are compatible
(iv) if, as a computer building newbie, any of these elements will be pose problems for me when I put it all together

Thanks in advance for your help :)

Here is a screenshot of my components :

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  1. With these changes you'll get better performance in bf3 for only a little more money.

    cpu - i5 3550 http://www.ldlc.com/fiche/PB00129895.html

    mobo - asus p8z77-v lk http://www.ldlc.com/fiche/PB00130134.html

    video card - gigabyte gtx 670 http://www.ldlc.com/fiche/PB00130461.html
  2. Alright - will I not be losing performance and durability though by spending less on the processor/mobo ?
  3. VulpesZerda said:
    Alright - will I not be losing performance and durability though by spending less on the processor/mobo ?


    You'll be losing very little in performance with the cpu/mobo change and gain a lot in performance with the gtx 670.
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