First Build. ~1000$ Gaming PC

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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($266.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($98.99 @ B&H)
Total: $945.77
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-31 17:56 EDT-0400)


Hi guys, first time builder here. I'm looking for a gaming pc that will run Guild Wars 2 and Planetside 2 smoothly and will last me for a while.

I do not intend to overclock, does this mean i can save money on an extra cpu cooler or do i still need one?
I would also appreciate advice and recommendation on my build. Thanks already in advance.
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  1. Get the ASRock Extreme3 Gen3. No reason to get a Z77 board if you're not getting an IB CPU.
  2. NM, you're not using Ivy Bridge.
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