Help to Finalize Gaming Build

Hello everyone,
I'm planning to build a new gaming PC and want to get some opinions on it. I already have a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to use for now. I will be using this PC mostly for gaming. At the moment, I would prefer to buy my parts from Newegg. I do not plan to overclock anything. I'd like to keep the cost at $1200 or under. This build, without the monitor at the bottom, is $1077.91. Does anything look wrong with this build? Anything out of place?

Case: CM Storm Scout 2 Advanced (

CPU:Intel Core i5-4670 Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 (

MB: ASUS Z97-A LGA 1150 Intel Z97 (

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) (

Storage: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB (

Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5" 120GB (

Graphics: EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2765-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB (

PSU: CORSAIR CXM series CX600M 600W ATX12V (

OS:Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit - OEM (

Although I have a monitor to use, I've thought about getting Asus VE228H 21.5" Full HD HDMI (

Here are all the parts on one page:

Thank you for any help.
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  1. Why pay for a "K" if you're not going to overclock?

    60GB for a SSD boot drive is pretty small...I would get 128gigs. I know its more money, but Windows alone is gonna eat up a ton of that space, and I like some of my other core apps installed on the boot drive, and then everything else on storage.

    Also, 600W PSU seems a lot; I'm sorry I'm too lazy to run the numbers, but do you need 600 watts?

    Do you need a dvd?

    One man's thoughts...
  2. I forgot to mention I already have an optical drive to use. I also changed the CPU to a non "K" version. I'm going to look into the SSD and PSU. Thanks for the tips.
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    If you're not going to overclock is the Z97 motherboard also not necessary,you could do with a nice H87/97 motherboard in that case or you must be looking at crossfire/sli possibilities for in the future.The psu wouldn't support that .

    How about his?

    PCPartPicker part list

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 PERFORMANCE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($65.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Thermaltake 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1162.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-10 18:38 EDT-0400)

    All newegg prices.
    Got a gtx 770 in and the newer i5 4690.
    With the money left could you even add a nice cooler for a cooler cpu and better looks or get this nice ips monitor if you give more about nice colors than the fastest screen.
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