Need advice on $900-1000 first time build

Hello everyone,

I was going to wait till October to buy parts but there are some good deals going on and I want to save some money. Any inputs on my setup would be nice.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next couple days.

Budget Range: $900-1000 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Skryim/minecraft with mods, BF3 and eventually BF4, MMOs) Web surfing, and watching movies, schoolwork

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Microcenter, Amazon, any online sources

Country: NC, USA

Overclocking: yes, eventually

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Monitor Resolution: I have a monitor with 1280x1024 right now, planning to upgrade later but not sure what i'll get next.

Here are the parts and how much I have found them for.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($268 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($65.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($$14.98 @ NCIX US)
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($$87.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $966.88
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    Looks good to me. I have that power supply, and its nothing short of good. I gave it to my friend, and he is running dual 6870's on it.

    And since I like SSD's so much, I'd have to recommend a step down to a 7950 to throw a SSD in there. Of course, you dont have to, but just after having one and going back to a regular computer, I cant do it.
  2. I am going to add an SSD down the road. Do you think the power supply will be enough for o/c?
  3. Yes the PSU is enough for an OC.
  4. Thanks for your input. I hope this will work out for me.
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