Last check for a $1500 gaming rig

I am wanting to buy this week, likely even today. My budget is $1500 with a little bit of wiggle room.

Here is the parts list I have in mind.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bzHK

I think everything is good to go, but please tell me if you see anything I don't that could be improved.
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  1. you're build looks good to me
  2. Nothing wrong with the build. You could get a cheaper mobo like the Asrock Extreme4 and have most of the same features. Would save you $70.

    Also, you are setup to overclock and have a big enough PSU to crossfire down the road. If you don't intend to do either, you could save some money.

    I assume this is a gaming build?
  3. It's a nice build but I'd get a better mouse for fps games if you play them.
  4. leave your mobo don't switch to Asrock Extreme4 that's a bad idea read the last page of this legit review it's a flawed motherboard http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z77_extreme4_review,1.html The only negative I have for this motherboard is that it slips outside of typical ATX specifications. It’s 3cm thinner than a standard ATX motherboard and as a result may lack secure mounting on the far side since this isn’t a common size, which also means you should be very careful when plugging in the 24-pin ATX motherboard power – as the motherboard may flex.
  5. Your build looks good as is go for it nice build
  6. If you plan on picking up a case at a microcenter store, you should also get the cpu from them. http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388577
    Will save you $40, which you could put towards a better HDD, the green drives are significantly slower. Might not be a problem since you do have an SSD, but the choice is yours.
    Also, I'd consider getting an aftermarket CPU cooler, since you are getting an unlocked processor.
  7. I'd change your primary HD. Even though you have a SSD in it, I would not go with 5900 RPM. Minimum for me is 7200, possibly 10k, possibly hybrid. While the upfront costs for a 10k drive this size may be larger, a drive like that will survive and surpass at least 1 major upgrade and be reusable as secondary or back-up down the line.
  8. I forgot to add, thats because I have a 5900 RPM now, and it sucks, but therest of my system is outdated and blows as well, so will be getting a whole new rig soon.
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