(edited for suggested components, thanks
I'm leaving the pre-built world and am going to attempt to assemble my own. Keep in mind that I am a 100% novice to this. I've replaced components before, but never built anything from the case up.
What it's for: gaming mostly. I play.. a lot of games. And I like nice framerates. a steady 60fps in most things is ideal, on high if not ultra. Here is what I have thus far. I have maybe an additional $300 in wiggle room on the budget, but I'd like to keep that if possible.
I know there is no keyboard. I haven't decided on one yet. I have to touch them first. I'm picky on keys. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/badhbh/saved/2kU9
CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $219.99
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $29.98
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 $124.98
Memory Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $54.99
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SSD $102.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.98
Video Card MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB $185.66
Case Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower $49.99
Power Supply XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V $44.99
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98
Mouse Razer Naga Molten Wired Laser $59.99
What am I missing, and what can I do better? Thanks!