Need HELP with new build

I need help with a new build I will not be overclocking, so keep that in mind if it saves me money.

Here's some of the parts that I have in mind.

CPU - i5 3570 or i5 3570k ($214.99 Newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-NA-_-NA

RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) ($39.99 Newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

Case - Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Grey (I like a plan case with no logos)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352022&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-NA-_-NA

HD - Western Digital WD VelociRaptor 300gb ($69.99 Newegg)
secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx?Submit=view

I play games like BF3 and Skyrim but on med to high settings, I don't need ultra.

Thanks for any advice...
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  1. What is the budget of your build. Also try filling this out

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgrade-advice

    also dont get the velociraptor, ill make a more proper build when you can do at least 1 of the 2 things up top.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $301.77
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-02 22:21 EST-0500)
  2. Approximate Purchase Date: December 2012

    Budget Range: $800 (not including monitor, OS, keyboard, and mouse)

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Student, gaming, and web surfing

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, ncix.com, or any other reputable dealer

    Location: Toledo, OH

    Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, unless amd has something better

    Overclocking: No

    SLI or Crossfire: No

    Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or 1920x1200
  3. Can you maximize your budget a bit?
  4. Yeah sure
  5. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qGyv
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qGyv/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qGyv/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $796.73
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    or

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qGAI
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qGAI/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qGAI/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.72 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $809.02
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  6. The gpu i recomend you get is a 7950 the psu a corsair tx 750 cpu is good with the 3570 mobo is good
  7. i would change the Mobo into this one for its price

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z75pro3

    If you could get your budget to $1000(a big $200 change)

    i would switch the 7950 into a 7870/GHz and add inside a nice SSD for more of a practical use because it doesn't seem you will be gaming all the time.
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