Building second PC, need advice

I'm building a new PC for my friend, and since this is only my second build, i was hoping for some advice on the parts


Approximate Purchase Date: this week or the next

Budget Range: 2,500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: GAMING!!

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Everything

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.edbpriser.dk (danish newegg)

Location: Denmark

Parts Preferences: Intel, GTX

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: -

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Need new gaming rig, need to run games with high settings

The parts i have selected so far:

Case: Antec Nine Hundred
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme6
GPU: Asus GTX670
Monitor: ASUS VH242H
Core: Core i7 I7-3770K (do i need CPU cooler for this?)
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series Modular TX850M
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4 x 4 GB
SSD: Crucial M4 256 GB
Optical drive: LiteOn IHAS124
Keyboard: Razer Lycosa
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1 TB

I would appreciate ANY advice you have on the parts:-)
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  1. Replace that mobo with an awesome H77 one with the features you want.
    Drop your i7 down to the i5 3570 NON K.
    Overkill PSU. Get a 600W one since you arent SLIng that 670.
    Too much RAM. 8GBs will do more than enough.
  2. Just drop down to an Extreme 4 and 3570K. H77 boards don't have the features of Z77, nor do they get updates as often. But, +1 to the other suggestions.
  3. What features are there that you think he's missing on with H77?
  4. I think that build is great, if your friend wants top of the line, get it. No need to downgrade if he's going to be using it for a long time. Yes a few things are overkill but they leave alot of room for upgrading when something that he wants comes out. OF course if this is about saving money and getting a build that does run only current games at high settings, the other posts have good suggestions. Otherwise I would stick with that :).
  5. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($394.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($80.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1171.88
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-28 13:49 EDT-0400)

    MUCH cheaper and better balanced for your request.
  6. I like it except the mobo is a bit expensive for H77.
  7. Then try the H77 Pro4/MVP.
  8. WOW, thanks for all the response! The thing is, my friend is very rich, and he just want s the top of the line. I have tried convincing him otherwise, but this is what he wants:-). Thank you especially for the advice on the mobo
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