First time building a Gaming PC with $1000 for a gamer

I have finally saved up enough (around $1000) to hopefully build myself a decent gaming PC. I keep 2nd guessing myself if this part or that part will be the right one for me before I decide to spend this kind of money.

Items already own and trying to build around:
Monitor=Samsung 22" LCD HDTV (current display)
Tower=Tsunami Dream ATX (from previous purchase 2 years ago)
Logitech 4.1 surround sound, wireless mouse and keyboard

Parts I'm looking to put into tower:
OS=Windows 7 Home 64bit
Mobo=ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel
CPU=Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155
CPU Fan/Heatsink=Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
GPU=ASUS GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5 GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
RAM=G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
HD=Western Digital WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
CD/DVD Drive=ASUS 24X DVD player
PSU=Thermaltake SMART Series SP-750PCBUS 750W ATX 12V 2.3 SLI Ready

Before Shipping I'm at $1013 all from newegg.

Just looking for some outside input. Thank you. Any suggestions would be great
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  1. I honestly suggest using a site called because it will show you the cheapest price for each part (from different sites), and tells you whats compatible and whats not. I also suggest upgrading to windows 8.1 and if u dont like the new start thing (i dont either) use this it basically gives you the same start button as windows 7. The reason i recommend this is because alot of people are reporting FPS increase using Windows 8.1 so why no you know? if your paying for windows 7 why not just get a newer version that runs better and u can make it look like 7 lol anyway just input your specs on there and it will give u an estimated wattage so make sure ur power supply has enough power lol.
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $935.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-19 21:53 EST-0500)
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