First build 1000$, could use some advice!

The build:
[PCPartPicker part list]( / [Price breakdown by merchant](

**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]( | $154.98 @ SuperBiiz
**Memory** | ( | $81.00 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive]( | $109.00 @ Newegg
**Video Card** | [Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card]( | $268.30 @ Newegg
**Case** | [Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case]( | $59.99 @ Micro Center
**Power Supply** | [XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply]( | $55.98 @ SuperBiiz
**Optical Drive** | [Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer]( | $14.99 @ Newegg
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)]( | $84.99 @ NCIX US
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $1079.20

Hey guys. After about 6-7 years of using the same computer, Ive finally decided its time for an upgrade :) Heres a direct link to my hypothetical build.

I will be using this computer mainly for gaming. As you may notice, I wasnt planning on buying another HDD (since I will be getting an SSD), so Im fine with using my old HDD just for storage. A question that i have is: is this a mistake? Will my pc run slower when using an old hdd (but saving all my games, os etc on the ssd)?

Another thing: will this 550w Psu be sufficient for my build? Ive never done OCing before but I might try it later!

And finally: is the cooler I was thinking of purchasing good enough for this setup?
Thanks in advance for all your responses and have a nice semi-final! :)
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    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($238.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($128.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($81.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.00 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12G 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($61.50 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1106.40
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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