$1500 Gaming PC. First time builder. Suggestions?

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($108.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.93 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Samsung S24B350HL 23.6" Monitor ($159.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.17 @ Amazon)
Total: $1539.01
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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I just wanted to check first with you guys before I order. Are there any flaws in my build? Compatibilty? Parts fitting & Assembly problems? Improvements? My budget is 1500 but I dont mind going over. Thanks appreciate it :)
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  1. your build is pretty nice. i will suggest some changes though

    1: id change the motherboard to a z77x-ud5h since it is cheaper and has a few more hardware features. the v-pro does have better software. pick the one you like more

    2:id change the video card to a msi twin frozr 4 gtx670. it has a much better cooler design

    3: for the memory, you should overclock it. otherwise it would be pretty slow compared to other 1600mhz. the samsung is super easy to overclock. get it to around 1866mhz cl9-9-9-24.

    4: id get a xfx xxx 750w power supply instead. same price but more wattage, more efficent, and modular

    5:id get something like a asus pa238q monitor instead but yours is still ok

    6: you can buy the os from this guy for much cheaper. adjust for us prices
  2. Get this psu its the same model just 750w so you can sli in the future and it costs less.

    corsair hx750w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010
  3. Im getting the mobo from Microcenter for 150 as CPU/mobo combo. Thanks for the suggestions guys :) I'll check it out
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