This will be my first build and was wondering if someone could tell me if i am heading in the right direction to building a good gaming pc the hardware i am hoping to purchase is:

Mother board - ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU - Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623i72700K

Video Card - GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1502FAEX 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan

Plus a liquid cooling unit - CORSAIR H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

Power supply - CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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  1. For a gaming PC get the i5 2500K/2550K over the i7. Games can not make use of Hyperthreading so you will save $100 here.

    16GB of RAM is much cheaper if you get 4 x 4GB. Save $50 here.

    Here is a 500GB data drive. Save $50 here.

    Invest the saved $200 in a good SSD.

    Much faster, more responsive system for the same price.

    Oh yeah if you plan on adding a second GTX 560 Ti in Sli then keep that power supply. If you only plan on running a single card then save even more by dropping to a ~500-550w PSU.
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