Need advice on my first pc Build

Hi there. I just want to start off by saying i'm new at this and i really want a descent gaming computer. Here are the parts I've selected
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: end of this month

Budget Range: (1200-1400) After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (gaming, just using the internet)

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: (everything except power supply) I currently have a Antec Earthwatts 650 watts 80 plus certified

Do you need to buy OS: Yes Windows 7

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,
Location: California, Usa

Parts Preferences: intel / nvida

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Im new at this and I just really want a great gaming pc. Also I'm wondering whether I should upgrade the motherboard to a Asus Sabertooth or just by a ssd with the money.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Current pc died plus i love pc gaming

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor

ASUS P8Z77-V LK ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory

SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Thermaltake Chaser MK-I (VN300M1W2N) Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window

MSI GeForce GTX 670 N670 PE 2GD5/OC Video Card

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

Western Digital WD Black 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Comes out to be around $1,343.16 Thank you for the help
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    Looks good to me, really. I would suggest a different case, perhaps...Corsair are good for cable routing and you can get some good quality cases for less than you're paying for that Thermaltake one. I'd also recommend an aftermarket cooler for that CPU if you plan on overclocking in the future...something like the Hyper-212 would work well with that.
  2. Build seems great. Nothing that would require changing.
  3. id change some of it

    -way better SSD
    -cheaper ram
    -much better CPU cooler
    -slightly better board although the LK is fine
    -way better case for much cheaper
  4. thank you all for your input I ended up changing my case to corsair
  5. corsair doesnt come close to the fractal arc mdii
  6. Depends what Corsair case you're comparing it to.
  7. the arc midi r2 is built as well as a 650D, without the noise
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