I am building a gaming PC for the first time and I need some help

I have been saving up for my gaming PC, I have slected all the parts based on what my friends have told me.
This is what I have so far:
Are there any changes that I should make or does this build look ok
My budget is around $1200
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    I would go ahead and use the latest generation parts and higher speed RAM. The Gigabyte card overclocks well, too.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.95 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.50 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($112.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($85.49 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.73 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($304.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) ($86.89 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($4.99 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: NZXT Air Flow Series 83.6 CFM 140mm Fan ($11.99 @ Directron)
    Case Fan: NZXT Air Flow Series 83.6 CFM 140mm Fan ($11.99 @ Directron)
    Total: $1188.46
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-02 15:11 EDT-0400
  2. It looks ok to me. Do you intend OC-ing? If yes, maybe a different CPU cooler.
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