Need Opinions on 1600ish Gaming Rig Build

Got some great answers to my $1400 build question. (PC building novice btw need expert info on what parts work well together ect) I took some of the recommended components and was wondering what you guys think of this:
All prices Newegg btw I should also mention I am looking to make this a gaming PC that can run high end games on Ultra Settings for a while.

Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W $350

Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6
LGA1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6gb/s
USB 3.0 ATX Intel $189

Power: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold Series 800W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI ready Crossfire ready $170

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2gb 256-bit GDDR5 $409
(Comes with Splinter Cell Blacklist if I buy before 7/30 BOOYA!)

Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Unbeatable Gaming Case $167 (I know it's expensive but it has to look awesome right?)

Memory G.SKILL Sniper 8gb (2x4gb) 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $71 (Willing to double this for 16gb Ram if recommended)

SSD: Samsung 840 120 GB SATA III Internal SSD $110

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM 64mb cache SATA 6gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $100

Heatsink: Have no idea! Require recommendation a friend said he used a: Zalman CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink $52
Not sure if this would work for my system.

Newegg Total: $1,554.91

Anyway thanks for reading! Please advise.
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  1. Are you overclocking?
  2. planning on it
  3. Best answer
    -Grab an i5-4670k. No need for i7 in gaming:

    -Grab the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H. It's a cheaper board and you'll be fine with overclocking on it:

    -Grab the XFX 750w 80+ GOLD modular psu. It's higher quality than the Coolermaster one:

    -Grab the Gigabyte GTX 770 2gb version. It has higher clock speed and much better cooling:

    -Grab the Plextor M5S 128gb SSD. Plextor makes great SSDs:

    -If you want mild OC (~4ghz), then the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO is a better option:

    However, if you want to get the best you can (~4.5-4.7 ghz) then grab the Phanteks PH-TC14PE heatsink: (You can get different colors).

    Honestly, you can get a much better case for your money. Do you have any requirements for a case (i.e. LED fans, side panel, extremely quiet, etc.)
  4. my requirements for a case are pretty simple, look cool, run cool. Pretty much emphasis on effectiveness but it has to look cool with some blue LED fans.
  5. Well the Antec case is alright due to all of the blue LEDs.

    Here's another option:

    HAF stands for High Air Flow.
  6. It's perfect! You sir are good. Thank you very much for the help. Just one more question, if I should opt out of overclocking (doubtful) would you have the same recommendations for parts in terms of performance?
  7. If you don't plan to overclock (like 100% sure), then you can save money by getting:
    -Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H
    -Stick with stock cpu cooler

    It doesn't allow overclock and you'll get the same stock performance. The only con I see is that the motherboard won't let you SLI.

    However, I would still recommend the 4670k and Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H. If you are unsure about overclocking right now, you can just stick with the stock cpu cooler until you want to overclock.
  8. Alright, thank you once again for taking the time to help me out. Gonna be going with the overclock option!
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