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The time has come - ordering in the next few weeks, advice?

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November 16, 2012 6:06:48 PM

Now that I finally have the money to build a computer I'm perfectly happy with, I've spent some time looking at parts, asking advice, and putting together a plan for the gaming desktop I want to build. I plan on ordering the parts in the next few weeks and building over my Christmas break, so any last-minute suggestions would be appreciated. Since this will be the first computer I've built, it would also put my mind at ease if someone could take a quick look and see if the parts I've chosen are compatible. Thanks in advance for the help!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.49 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($116.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($100.70 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.71 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($181.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: AZIO Large Print Tri-Color Illuminated Keyboard Wired Ergonomic Keyboard ($29.55 @ Newegg)
Other: Cobra E-3lue High Precision Gaming Mouse with Side Control 1600dpi ($16.97)
Other: Uspeed USB 3.0 Front Panel with 2 USB 3.0 Ports Hub- Black ($9.99)
Total: $951.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-16 15:01 EST-0500)
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November 16, 2012 6:15:32 PM

monitor size/resolution-opsyst/......??...........PS is garbage
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November 16, 2012 6:20:38 PM

swifty_morgan said:
monitor size/resolution-opsyst/......??...........PS is garbage

The monitors aren't included in this budget, but I'll have a couple of these. OS is irrelevant since I'll be dual-booting Windows Server 2008 (free through dreamspark) and Linux.
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