Need help with my first build

I already have 1 in mind with my 1200 dollar budget but then I asked somebody and they made me make unsure about it (even though they didn´t help with it :P)

Here are the parts


ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Zalman MZ230ED Black 23" 5ms Widescreen LED Backlight LED Monitor

MSI N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP ...

CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC ...

Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard

Logitech G400 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel ...


My initial concern is that the RAM or the Video card might not be compatible with the Motherboard. I´d like the budget to go to 2000 even though I unfortunately surpassed it by 30 dollars. I assume there are cheaper motherboards out there but I have little knowledge about which are good and which are mediocre.

Your processor could be better for your budget. Knock some off on your keyboard and get a better CPU

Any recommendations? At this point I´m only concerned about the compatibility of the 560ti and my motherboard.

Hmm...what are you planning on using this build for?

Playing games like BF3, Skyrim, etc.

Right okay then. Go with the i5 3570k which you can overclock like a monkey on bananas. The 1155 socket will fit your motherboard and stop any bottlenecking. Your GPU choice is good.

Oh, they are exactly the same price lol. Didn´t realize it. Can you give me a word on the compatibility of everything?

It all works together mate.

Ok thanks a lot