Gaming Rig Critique, please!

Is this build compatible? I need to upgrade with Diablo3 around the corner and will be assembling this myself as my first PC build ever.

PSU: Apevia Warlock Power ATX-WA900W 900W
$129.99 -> 89.99 after rebate

Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24x DVD / 48x CD Burner/Reader

Case: Enermax FULMO Advance -5 fans w/ LEDS Mid-Tower

Mobo: ASRock Pro3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

GFX: EVGA 012-P3-2078-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Core Classified Ultra 1280MB
$269.99 -> $239.99 after rebate
(There is a nonclassified/nonoverlocked version for $10 less.)

CPU: Intel i5 2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3 LGA 1155 95W Quad Core
$209.99 -> $194.99 with $15 off promo code

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

HDD: Western Digital 1TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache

SSD: None, will upgrade in future when it comes down. I’ve been playing L4D2 and Civilization 5 on a 2 x 2.13Ghz Intel core and an old 320GB HDD since 2007, I think I can wait for SSDs to come down in price.

OS: Windows 7 64bit Home Premium

Without Rebates this Totals: $1121.91
After Rebates/Promos: $1036.91 + Shipping

I wanted to hit the $1000 price point and this looks as close as I can get while being all around good and relatively future proof. My only concerns are the PSU and RAM. The brand I’m unsure of and the 900w seems high for the PSU, but a friend who helped me find the parts told me that he has good experience with them. The RAM I have read is compatible with the mobo, but other people have sworn it is not.

Any critique or help would be appreciated. Also, I am not an overclocker, so I know I can get the 2500k for $25 more but it seems that the only difference is in overclocking ability.

Thank you in advance!

Get the 2500k well worth the +25bucks. Overclocking a Ci5 is about as challenging as increasing the volume on your stereo. Enter BIOS, move slider, save and reboot.

Other than that a pretty much 101-gaming system. You could always spend more money, also less. But the system is sound as whole.
The PSU’s power is more than sufficient. Personally I’d get a 750W or 850W, an Enermax or Corsair for instance and one with a high efficiency. Granted, they cost more, but you’ll be doing something for the environment not making hot air out of electricity before you put it to any use :wink:

The RAM should be fine. In the almost 20 years I build computers now, I’ve never had any compatibility issues with memory besides the old single-sided/double-sided woes, and issues that you have to raise the memory voltage slightly when you fill up all memory banks to get certain mainboards stable.

That’s an expensive game, do they sell a standalone arcade version?