How reliable are my parts?
will they last for 4 years or so?
Can you check if there are any other hard drives that are like mine but more reliable?
Help me make the price a little bit closer to my budget... which was $1000
Finally if you can find some nice cheap speakers to go with the computer
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Get the 3570k instead of the 2500K . Its the updated model
The H77 motherboard has a limited number of PCI-e lanes and limits expansion , and you will not be able to overclock the 2500K processor . You would be able to OC a 3570K on most H77 motherboards but.......
Ideally get a motherboard with a Z77 chipset
If you install one memory stick it will only be in single channel . use a 2 x4 gig kit of RAM and you will be getting 6-10% extra performance from the system
If you want to overclock the 2500K, get a Z77 based motherboard, at least one that supports cpu overclocking: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1155
If you live near a microcenter, they will sell you a 2500K for $160 or a 3570K for $190.
Om the ram, buy a 2 stick kit of 2 x 4gb(not a single 8gb stick). Otherwise you will run in slower single channel mode.
I've left your case, although you could use cheaper. Don't claim to know anything about wi-fi cards, so left that out.
Prices for processors are based on walk-in deals at Microcentre. If you don't have access cost $40-$50 more, elsewhere.
Agree with Outlander_04. You could probably save a few bucks by dropping down to a 5400 rpm hdd since you are using an ssd (assuming for os and frequent progams). Also, even if overclocking, you could probably drop down the PSU to a 550. Savings could then go towards a cooler for overclocking, or just to drop the overall cost if you don't plan on OCing.
If getting Z77 and i5-3570K, for overclocking, then you need to fit aftermarket cooler to do so; stock cooler, supplied with CPU isn't adequate for OC. The CoolerMaster Hyper 212Evo, is good low cost choice.