Would like some advice, tips on a gaming pc build :)

Asus P8H77-V
Intel Core i7 3770 BOX BX80637I73770
2x4GB DDRIII PC12800 1600MHz Corsair Vengeance BLUE KIT
AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB GDDR5 Sapphire 11199-00-20G
2TB Seagate 7200rpm ST2000DM001 SATA3
Chieftec 500W BOX
Cooler Master RC-331-KKN1

So heres my build sofar. I am not planning to overclock so thats not an issue to be considered. Gonna be using for gaming mostly. What i would like to get some help with is, i read that the 3770 is better then the 3820 on stock settings, right?
If so, is that motherboard going to be a good choice?
thanks in advance
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  1. The i5-3450 will give 98% of the gaming performance of an i7-3770 for like $120 less. You could put that cash towards a better PSU firstly, 500W is fine but I'd get something reputable like a Seasonic or something. After that you could either bump of the GPU to the GTX 660Ti or similar, get a SSD or a better case.
  2. True, you can save tons just by switching the i7 to an 3470. You will never see any difference between the two unless you are doing very heavy editing/multi-threaded applications.

    And what even is Chieftec? I've never heard them. Get any other PSU that has high reviews. 80+ is essential.
  3. Thats how you should go
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nCYE
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nCYE/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nCYE/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($192.28 @ CompUSA)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($72.28 @ TigerDirect)
    Memory: Corsair 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($272.28 @ CompUSA)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 310 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.03 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Antec Basiq 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($48.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $718.84
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-13 18:29 EST-0500)
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