Is this a good mITX build that will last me all 4 years of college and max out most games?

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77E-ITX Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($145.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($443.98 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1405.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-23 01:08 EDT-0400)
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  1. those parts will fit bit it will most probably be a little too close for comfort. go with a ATX or a mATX board like Asrock Extreme4 Z77.
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