$1000 First PC Build- Advice on these parts?

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Hey, forum. I'm looking to build my first PC in about a week or so with around $1000-$1100 that my parents have been saving up for me. I plan to use it for gaming and probably a little bit of AutoCAD and 3DS Max for school (nothing too extensive).

I've chosen these parts and I was wondering if they were any good and if they are all compatible with each other (I'm pretty sure they are, but a double check from an outside source couldn't hurt, right?)

So here's the list (all products found on newegg):
Storage:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136795

GPU:
EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1463-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130664

Optical Drive:
LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106276

RAM:
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233180

Wireless Adapter:

LINKSYS WET610N Gaming and Video Adapter 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4/5GHz Dual Band up to 300Mbps/ Wireless your Blu-ray, Game Console
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124338

SSD:

Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3A-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233223

PSU:
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RS850-AMBAJ3-US 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171048

Case:
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

CPU:

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

Motherboard:
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790

I already have a keyboard, mouse, and an HDTV, so that takes care of that. Also probably getting Windows 7 Premium off of Amazon.com for about $90.

That all comes out to about $1056 in my newegg cart due to two combo deals between the CPU & Motherboard and the Case & PSU.
Links to both combo deals:

CPU & Mobo:
url= http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1027640

PSU & Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1020683


If anybody could double check compatibility between all these parts or recommend better components for the same price (really can't go above $1100, I'm already pushing it with my parents lol), then I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks guys

Oh, and if it helps, I live in central Jersey, so if anybody knows any good computer hardware stores in the area, that could help too.
Thanks again.
-Francis

 

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Oh, and I might also be starting a YouTube Podcast thing with my friends, so I think I'm going to need the storage for all the footage.

And with the wireless adapter, I plan to have the computer in my room, which is right below the room with the router/modem. Can't drill a whole according to my dad lol and running an ethernet cable down the stairs, through the hallway, to my room would be too blah. Better wireless solutions would be awesome.
-Francis
 

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are you overclocking? that makes a difference in the build im recommending

also, you could set up powerline ethernet. it sends internet throughout your house electrical wiring. very good and doesnt have so many cables. you just plug in a adaptor to the wall to get the signal. kinda expensive though (40-60 dollars a adaptor)

the i7 3770 should help with rendering if you need it.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/enI7

otherwise this would be another solution

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/enIv


if you dont need upgrading options in the future, get this

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/e7K6
 

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If you live within driving distance of a Microcenter, I recommend you pick up your CPU and possibly a few other components from there.

Try something like this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1042.39
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-11 14:23 EDT-0400)

You can typically get the i5 2500k from Microcenter for around $150. This is an in-store only deal. So you have to live within driving distance of the store itself. You may also be able to pick up CPU and mobo combo deals. Here's a link to the Microcenter website...
http://www.microcenter.com/

There's a store in North Jersey/Patterson. Not sure if you know where that is. I'm not too familiar with that state, lol. I live in North Carolina. Hope this helps.
 

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Oh, wow, sorry I forgot that, but I don't plan on overclocking anytime soon, but there is a possibility of it in the future. I heard the i5 2500k should be great for what I need and also great for overclocking. I'm not sure I want a micro ATX board because I might also run SLI in the future, if I'm feeling adventurous in my PC journey lol.

To Deus, I know where Paterson, I think I'll probably be able to go there. I hope they have those combos there too.

Thanks for you guys' replies.

Also what is the optimum PSU for what I'm trying to build? If I'm forgetting any other aspects of my PC, then just ask me and sorry for leaving it out lol
Thanks again
 

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For a PSU, you want something that is 80+ certified and is manufactured by a reputable company such as Corsair or Seasonic. If you plan on doing SLI/Crossfire in the future, you're gonna want at least a 750 watt PSU. You may be able to get away with a 650w, but I'd play it safe and go for the 750w.
 

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Also, how reliable are ASRock mobos? I get mixed reviews from them being great, to the boards being defective a lot of the time and unreliable. And how is ASRock's customer support?
 

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Okay, so (most drastic situation here) if my computer had 3 case fans, ran SLI, used a cpu fan, was overclocking and used an ssd and a regular hd, would a 750w PSU be able to handle that?
 

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I've personally had no trouble with them. ASRock is pretty much a spin off of Asus. Asus offers excellent customer service and fairly reliable products, so therefore ASRock shouldn't be any different.
 

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Wouldn't be a problem. It would run without a hiccup. You should even be able to add a couple more HDDs and some more case fans if needed.
 

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Okay, I'll look at the 750w PSUs now. However, I looked up ASRock's reviews and I'm feeling iffy about it still...I'm not sure I want to risk quality on this one...
 

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asrock was a cheapo with their z68 boards. they still cheap on some boards. id stick with gigabyte, asus, and the higher msi boards

heres a nice psu. its a killer deal

at this price, if i lived in the US, i would have grabbed a couple

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
 

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If your getting the i5-2500k stick with the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 the Z77 don't provide any benefit with a sandy bridge and the P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 is a nice mid high end mobo so ether get i5-3570k and a Z77 mobo or a i5-2500k and a Z68 mobo
 

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bigcyco, but if I upgrade my cpu in the future, would it be better to have the z77? I'm getting the i5-2500k right now because it's only $160 at microcenter. Would it be smarter to get the Gigabyte board Deus recommended before to allow me to upgrade to an Ivy Bridge processor in a couple of months?
 

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i think it would be smarter to get it all at once buying a i5-2500k now wouldn't be smart money spent if you plan to upgrade cpu in a few months but if you don't care about wasting money than sure
 

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The new ivy bridge CPUs are only 6% faster clock for clock. If pushed, the sandy bridge can reach higher overclocks and potentially better performance. It doesn't really matter. Just get whichever is cheaper and has the features you need and want.
 

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Well, the only way I'd be getting a new cpu in a couple of months is if I finally got my own job and I had extra money left over, so it's not really set in stone. Right now, my parents are buying everything for me because I'm only 16 lol and I'm trying to keep it in their price range or even a little bit lower, but still have the good quality, know what I'm sayin'?
 

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i don't know about all that you maybe right or wrong i really can't say but i do prefer i5-2500k and i agree get whatever fits your needs the GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H is not better than the P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 OP had listed org. but it certainly not a bad option ;)
 

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