Building a gaming system for my brother, need advice

So I am building a gaming system for my brother. I want to try and keep it around $1200 or so.

I put together a system and I'm at around $1200. Ive already bought the monitor so I'm at $1300 with the monitor.

The reason I went with a full case is because his room tends to be a little on the hot side. After I built my last system about 3 years ago, I wished I had bought a full tower instead of a mid-tower. Everything seems cramped and tends to run a little bit higher than my friends with full towers. But I'm open to a mid-tower if it runs cool and is cheaper :)

Anyone with any advice or optimization would be really appreciated :)
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  1. did he have games already,if not what games he like to play.
  2. World of Tanks, BF4, Counter Strike Source and various other MMO's
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    much better power supply, faster cpu, more reliable hard drive.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.96 @ OutletPC)
    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: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.98 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($82.95 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill N900PCE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($32.99 @ Staples)
    Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1277.77
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-01 21:34 EST-0500)
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