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New to computers, need help with choosing computer parts

Hello, I am currently new at building computer. One of my friends had told me that usually building a desktop is better than buying a premade desktop. And that I should refer to this site for help. I am wondering if that is true and if the build I am attempting to make based off of the basic research I have done and the info that he has given, would be a decent gaming computer for the price and if there are any better or cheaper ways to build the computer.
I have a $2000 budget but about $400 was left unused in this build because I may be buying a keyboard, headphones, and a mouse but this is entirely optional and I can use in in making the computer, also these parts are all from newegg
Here are the parts:

Thank you for your time.
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    It's not a very good build for gaming. 16GB is overkill for gaming, a GTX 660 is way too weak for this caliber of machine, and 1000W is way too much for the PSU. Here's my suggestions.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.96 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($519.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1553.84
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-15 01:06 EST-0500)
  2. What are you going to do with that 1000W power supply, run a vacuum cleaner? Reduce it. Why GTX 660 when you can afford higher and newer? Definitely buy an SSD. And buy at least a Hyper 212 evo if you wan to overclock.
  3. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Tu4O
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Tu4O/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Tu4O/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Mwave)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($197.27 @ TigerDirect)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($319.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.96 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($545.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1917.12
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-15 01:21 EST-0500)

    If you got 2 grand to spend this list has everything you would need. I based it off the above members but added a much better cooler, one of the top mobos for overclocking, a good and big ssd so all your games can be on it at once and a better tower to keep it cool. This build isn't made to be money efficient, but very high quality.
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