Custom PC under $2000

I am building a computer with my friend, and I am a little bit of a n00b(only built a computer once before).

Here is the link to the spreadsheet with parts on it.

Budget: $2000.

Any advice/no-nos?

Should I get an extra heatsink for such a high build?

Really any suggestions in general would help.

**Okay, update time**

I made a couple changes, what do you think?

The 3700K was way too expensive.
I think we're going to go with both types of drives (people do that right?).
I basically just changed most of our parts to the recommended things.

This good?
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  1. You only need 8 gb of RAM
    The CPU is way overpriced, get a 2500k, best price/performance ratio
    Instead of a p8p67, make it a p8z68 by ASUS
    GPU is good, but don't get a refurbished one
    Make your PSU this one:
    Get an IPS monitor like this one:
    If you want to OC, get a Corsair H80
    The best Mouse is a RAT 5
    THe hard drive is the wrong type, get this one:
    I cant argue with anything else
  2. No, get an ASRock Extreme4 Gen3 Mobo.
    And this GPU:

    Will overclock better, and it's cheaper.
  3. Thanks so much.

    I was gonna get a normal HD, but then I thought maybe I should just get an SSD. The prices are ridiculous because if the flood in Thailand. I thought I would just wait until prices went down again. Can my friend survive on am SSD until then?
  4. The prices aren't THAT bad. A 1TB drive is $100-$110. That gets you only a 90GB SSD. If you need lots of storage, get a HDD. If you need speed, get a SSD.
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    Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Gaming Case CC-9011012-WW $122.75 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt Active PFC Power Supply $160 +/- $15 is a close guess imo
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  6. I second the above case. I have the 500R and it is simply amazing.
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