OMG FIRST Time Build (Gaming PC w/ $1200 or less budget!)

Hey guys!
I'm both psyched and nervous about this whole first time building a PC experience!
i thought i would get the specs checked by this forum since you all are More knowledgeable in custom PC builds.

I wanted for the build to be less than $1200 with pretty good specs. lower the better but still good quality (im not planning to overclock btw). Looking forwards to run Battlefield 3 ultra at 40+ fps

Please throw some suggestions at me, fixes and such. i know so little on every components being compatible with everything for it to work well! If there is anything i need to add in there, please say so as well!

Case: NZXT Guardian 921 RB Black SECC steel chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Processor: Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
VideoCard: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support
PSU: Corsair Gaming Series 700-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms
SSD: OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-90G 2.5" 90GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

and i believe i need a dvd player or burner..? i dont know much about that
and i also believe i need to purchase window 7 separately.. right?

Again, if there is anything that i need besides those or replace some with another suggested product, i would highly appreciate your willingness to help. Thank you everyone for taking your time to read this post!
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  1. Hi there nice build i have a few suggestions the PSU you picked i know it looks cool because it has a led however it's not very good i recommend you change it the motherboard is also overkill i suggest you get something cheaper there is a great deal on a 128GB SSD which is better than the one you chose i recommend you switch it also your correct yes you do need a optical drive and windows 7 os your also missing a hard drive here is the things i suggest you change and add as follows - $144.99 ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837#top


    $109.99 $89.99 After mail in rebate FREE SHIPPING PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544 $43.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-Black/dp/B0057FRTPW/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344146308&sr=1-1 $16.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] =193870011 $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-147-163 $99.99 FREE SHIPPING $10 off w/ promo code NESAM10, ends 8/8
    SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_c $$90.25 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

    Total: $606.21*not including rebates
  2. bigcyco1 said:
    Hi there nice build i have a few suggestions the PSU you picked i know it looks cool because it has a led however it's not very good i recommend you change it the motherboard is also overkill i suggest you get something cheaper there is a great deal on a 128GB SSD which is better than the one you chose i recommend you switch it also your correct yes you do need a optical drive and windows 7 os your also missing a hard drive here is the things i suggest you change and add as follows - $144.99 ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837#top


    $109.99 $89.99 After mail in rebate FREE SHIPPING PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply
    Legendary Silencer Series with 7 Year Warranty
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703027


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544 $43.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-Black/dp/B0057FRTPW/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344146308&sr=1-1 $16.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] =193870011 $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-147-163 $99.99 FREE SHIPPING $10 off w/ promo code NESAM10, ends 8/8
    SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_c $$90.25 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

    Total: $606.21*not including rebates

    Wow thank you so much for the in-depth insight of the build!
    i thought i needed either SSD OR HDD not both, guess i learned something tonight~
    thanks again for spotting some of the replacement and cheaper price products :D
  3. Your very welcome!
  4. since your not using an unlocked processor why don't you look at the H77 series mobo and save yourself a few $$$?
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