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How does this build look for a gaming PC?

I'm going to attempt to build my own PC. Attempt being the key word. I've chosen some good components, but I'm not sure about all of them. Could someone way more knowledgeable than me take a gander? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/jmthaw/saved/sRVmP6
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  1. In gaming, there usually isn't a performance gain from the i5 to the i7. You could save some money there if you like. If you need the extra thread for something, like live streaming, video editing, recording, heavy photoshopping, CAD, etc., then you go for the i7.

    Just go with the cheapest CAS9 1600Mhz latency RAM or better. There's not much of a performance gain from the higher frequency or lower latency, you'd be paying a huge premium for a negligible gain in performance.

    Cooler, the seidon vs CM 212 evo, the 212 evo is all you need and it'll be quieter.

    PSU, CX series PSUs shouldn't be used in a high budget system like this. Plus, with the amount you spend on the CX psu, you could get a better one. Your budget still allows for a better PSU anyways. Especially mitigating budget around. Seasonics are some of the higher quality PSUs, get a higher quality one that'll last you longer and able to support a nice overclock.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Micro Center)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Team Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.97 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($310.20 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 630 Windowed Edition (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: HP DVD1265I DVD/CD Writer ($39.99 @ Best Buy)
    Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Other: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro ($69.99)
    Total: $1454.07
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    this build is recommended, cheaper and much better:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H90 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($174.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($118.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.23 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master COSMOS SE ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($66.66 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($43.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($128.98 @ OutletPC)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Intel 7260HMWDTX1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($46.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1585.78
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-24 05:08 EDT-0400
  3. if you want better graphics, than the GTX 770, then this the partlist for you: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sL3GhM
    Things changed (as compared to my above partlist): Changed the CPU cooler to a cheaper liquid one, cheaper RAM (2133MHZ 8-CAS 8 GB instead of the 2133MHZ 9-CAS 16GB RAM), better graphics, cheaper WLAN card. :)
  4. Check out my build, but it depends what your budget is. I got lucky with my taxback. I've read that games are going to use hyper threading in the future, well unless AMD can bring some competition to the table. So I went with I7. but hey I've been told and read an i5 is more than enough these days on a budget. anyways check out my post and provide some advice if you can :)
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2268197/blueprint-1st-gaming-rig-advice.html
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