What i want it to do: Be able to play any game at a decent fps, and above average graphics level.
Other information: My budget is > or equal to 900$, this is my first build. Lastly I could use some pointers that will help me build this, I have a basic understanding but any extra info would be great.
here is the link http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10QCM
read thru the forum posts to learn all you can about what parts go well with others, how to put it together properly when you have all the parts, and how to troubleshoot an issue if one comes up - you'll likely find a better rig that's been suggested to others as well
there's tons of information here for you to read that will answer probably any questions you can come up with
Building a computer can be scary the first time but once you do it once it's pretty simple. There are tons of YouTube videos online as well which makes it much easier then 10-15 years ago. The hardware looks fine as long as you can fit the fan. You're looking at a heat sink of 6.2 in tall and a total case width of 8.5 in. That might be kind of tight but will hopefully work for you.
Wait, your gettings a 165$ z77 motherboard, and a CPU cooler, but you don't plan on overclocking? That's a complete waste. You should at least spend the 10 extra dollars and get a 3570k.
Also, why are you gettings a 3 year old GPU? To spend 900$ on a build and only get a 100$ gpu is wrong. You should at LEAST get a GTX 650Ti for 125$. That 3 year old part won't get you anywhere.
And pick you out a good case. For 900$ you should be able to afford a good 100$ case. Get a nice one with a window like the Fractal Design Define r4 or the Corsair Carbide 300r for 79.99.
You should really take some of our advice and do some more research before you buy anything. For 900$ I can build the perfrect gaming machine. What you have won't come close to playing Crysis 3. It won't even overclock.
3570K CPU 219.99
Gigabyte z77-UD3H Motherbaord 139.99
Cooler Master Hyper212 Evo 29.99
2x4GB Kingston HyperX Genisis RAM 59.99
Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD 59.99
Nvidia GTX660 199.99
Corsair 500w PSU 49.99
Lite On DVD/CD 19.99
Fractal Design Define r4 w/Window 119.99
This way you have a really nice CPU, GPU, and Motherboard, not to mention an AWESOME case. And you can overclock everything. Well rounded build with all high quality parts. Not skimping anywhere in this build. In fact, if you put blue LED's in it, it'll look like the one in my picture.
yeah the 660 doesnt come close to the 7950 in any way. overclocking wont help much either. and also im pretty sure that the ram that you are using is 1.65v which is over the 1.5v rating intel set for their chips