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First gaming build and would love some feedback!

I am building a gaming PC for my first time ever. Of course, this is an overwhelming process, but I have tried to piece together a system by looking at others' posts on this forum (and others).

I have attached pcpartpicker for my intended PC. Ultimately, I am tired of not being able to enable shadows, water effects, and having low framerates in PC games. I want to finally be able to play games without having to worry about if my PC will be good enough (of course, in this price range, I understand that many games will not be run on extreme settings).

Please, I would appreciate any feedback you can offer (trying to keep it in $800-900 price range, though could go slightly higher if truly worth it). Perhaps there are cheaper parts that will work just as well as those I've chosen. Or perhaps there are parts that will noticeably improve performance for little extra cost.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/toomanymouths/saved/2Zbh

Thank you so much for your help!

*UPDATE (11/30): Thank you all for your help so far--I have made many of these adjustments to my list. I do have another question, however. I decided to go with the Corsair 400R instead of 200R. Is it likely I will need extra fans in addition to the cooler I am purchasing? And if so, is there a recommended type of fan or quantity? And will I need some sort of bracket to attach them?

And regarding SSDs, I have decided not to get them despite the great things I've heard about installing the OS to one. Just gotta keep this price as low as possible, and after purchasing Windows 7, Microsoft Office, etc., it's going to be about as much as I can take :) I would rather the power be stronger than that the OS loads faster.
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  1. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2bpJ3
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2bpJ3/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2bpJ3/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 660W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $860.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-29 16:23 EST-0500)
    Seems good just replaced the ram with something that works the same and costs 10 dollars less right now! :)
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    In addition to the ram, you can go for this:


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $870.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-29 16:30 EST-0500)

    -Cheaper ram, same performance.
    -Cheaper psu, just as good quality. On an extremely good sale right now, buy it now.
    -Stronger gpu.
    -Upgraded case.
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