Need help never built a pc before

Hey guys I'm wanting to build myself a computer for gaming mostly I've found some parts that i think would be good but cant decide on a motherboard or power supply, id like a modeler power supply. i have no interest in overclocking or water cooling but would like to be about to play games on high settings also id like a good sound card thats not to pricey as ill upgrade that later when i get better speakers.

Corsair obsidian 650D

Intel I7-3770k 3.50ghz quad core

Evga geforce gtx580 3gb

Corsair dominator platnium 16GB

Samsung 830 Series 256GB SSD

Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200rpm

This is what im thinking so far any suggestions would be great. as i really cant decide on a good motherboard or power supply and if all the parts will fit together the way i need them to and if you couldnt guess this my first home build haha please help me.
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  1. oh also ill be using windows 7 64bit
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  3. Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next month.

    Budget Range: no more than $2000

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
    Are you buying a monitor: Yes

    Parts to Upgrade:whole lot what to build from scratch.

    Do you need to buy OS: No

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ive been looking at tigerdirect but anywhere is fine

    Location: Gosford, N.S.W. Australia

    Parts Preferences: i want to use the corsair obsidian 650D case

    Overclocking: No

    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

    Your Monitor Resolution: i havnt looked into the moniter yet but would like high resolution capability as i will also be hooking up to my 50 inch full HD Tv via HDMI

    Additional Comments: will be using windows 7 64bit. .

    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: im running games on my laptop and it sucks i want something that will play games on high with no lag like BF3 or skyrim
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    Another Aussie, a lot more of us here recently.

    TigerDirect dont ship to Australia or have any Australian branch. I'm going to use PC Case Gear, which is located in Melbourne as I dont know of any stores in Sydney. There should be no large price difference between them and any Sydney based stores.

    CPU: i5-3570. $209

    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H. $145
    This board supports overclocking while the CPU I recommend doesnt. If you change your mind about overclocking, switch to the 3570K.

    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2x4GB) 1600mhz CL9 1.5v. $50

    PSU: Silverstone Strider Plus 750W. $149
    Bit overkill, but will support Crossfire/SLI if you decide to later.

    GPU: Gigabyte HD7970. $419

    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200RPM. $155
    I personally dont think you will need 3TB, but you included it in your original rig so I put it here.

    SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB. $105

    Case: Corsair 650D. $199

    Optical: Samsung 24X DVD-RW. $19

    Monitor: ASUS VE248H 24in. $195

    Total: $1645
    I personally think you should spend the extra $30 for the 3570k and another $30 for a good heatsink so you can overclock.
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  6. What, no questions? :lol:
  7. Thanks mate :) so will this build last a while before upgrade ? and play BF3 on high or ultra ? sorry i know im a noob haha
  8. Here is my recommendation:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($105.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($105.00 @ Scorptec)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($419.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($199.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.95 @ Mwave Australia)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Monitor: ViewSonic VA2448m-LED 24.0" Monitor ($159.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Total: $1391.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  9. Ultra settings unless you throw some more more monitors onto it to make an Eyefinity setup. Its about as powerful you can get without being ridiculously wasteful.
  10. Oh I'm way too slow.
  11. Thanks heaps guys :) made my day haha
  12. just bought the lot thanks chalk hope all go's well haha thank god for credit cards.
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