I have previous experience of upgrading computers with a new PSU here and GPU there, but this is my first real build. My main concern is; "Did I select parts that are compatible with each other?" I don't want to buy the wrong parts obviously.
Any advice/comments/questions would be greatly appreciated. I'm confident I'll get professional advice here
So, you have one of the best Quad Cores available, a great cooler with it, a good motherboard, 8 GB ram, the absolute best GTX 570 (Itself one of the best video cards available, within the top 4, with the other 3 being overpriced as hell) so that you can overclock it, an extremely reliable and powerful PSU, a great case, and a 1 TB HDD that is just as fast as that little 500GB one that was recommende earlier. Plus, you get a great game to test it out on, Batman Arkham City (comes with the nVidia GPU).
So, do you want to use the rest of the budget? I can beef up your specs a little to make it even more high end.
You're the one who's a bit crazy to think that everybody needs a 1tb hard drive.
btw, the WD black mentioned is faster than the barracuda.
It's really a question of speed vs capacity. Everyone has different views, but seeing as OP is only gaming (hence no working with large amounts of media - or not that he mentioned of) and he has no SSD, I would go with the smaller - but faster - drive.