Need help on first build ( Gaming PC)

This is my first build and I have no clue what im doing but I believe i have solid parts, but i need help primarily on cooling and a power supply.

These are the specs, feel free to recommend any parts that wont work, etc.

Graphics: Asus GTX770

Processor: Intel I7 4770k

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

MotherBoard: Asus Sabertooth Z87

DVD-ROM(help)- samsung black 18x

RAM: G.Skill ripjaws x series 16Gb

Case: Cooler master HAF 922

I have a 1500-1600$ budget.

I just saw this and wondered if this is a better deal (almost same parts)
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    This is what I came up with. You kinda went a little overkill in the places not needed for gaming, so I tidied it up a bit :) This build will give you room to add a second 780 in the future for SLI if you want, and with the window, be able to see the awesome closed loop water cooler :) Also gave you and SSD for superfast boots and programs :)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($108.25 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($122.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($515.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($125.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1547.07
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-27 21:10 EST-0500)

    Let me know what you think :)
  2. Thanks for the quick response! I have one question, do you think the 16 GB ram would be better for recording, and possibly a cheaper i7?
  3. Neither one will make much of a difference, Shadowplay is low-level and barely uses any GPU power. The 780 will more than handle that on its own :) And 16GB is good, but not worth paying double if it's a gaming rig. If you see the extra $40-$50 as doable since it's under your budget, go for it, it won't hurt :) An i7 doesn't show much improvement from an i5 in gaming, not worth the extra $100+.
  4. Nice build HiTechObsessed. The only suggestion I have is to ditch that RAM. RAM that needs 1.65v just to get to 1600MHz isn't great RAM. This 1866MHz kit is awesome.

    G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR $84.99 + 10% off w/ promo code EMCPWHW42

    I'll leave it up to the OP to decide, but I would go with Windows 8.1.
  5. And I wont be upgrading any time soon after building so would it be a better idea to spend a little more for the i7 ( and i will be playing BF4 with this build)
  6. Thanks shortstuff, didn't notice that on the RAM. ANd only selected Win7 as that's what he had in the OP lol

    420, if you can squeeze it out, this build will work perfectly to add the i7 instead. That will give you a bit better future-proofing, but won't really effect gaming performance now, as games are just now being optimized to 4 cores. But I definitely won't tell you not to do it lol
  7. Thanks! And what benefit will the ssd have besides start times?
  8. It makes everything you place on it and install to it faster in pretty much every way. For example, I have Windows, Steam, Photoshop, Chrome, etc on my SSD. Everything, even Photoshop is up and ready to go instantly. Just makes a fast computer feel even faster :) I have a few games on it as well, it's amazing how fast they load.
  9. I am planning on building a similar PC also first time builder. Just something extra I've understood about ssd. Don't store data/media on it - that is what the big hdd is for and I've also gathered that if you don't fill the sdd to capacity it will be better for it in the long run.
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