First custom build, how'd I do?

Hi, I'm building my first PC from scratch and I've been ordering the parts over the last few days. Nothing but the SSD has arrived yet, but I'm curious how good my build looks on paper. This will be for general home use and lots of gaming. Basically, I'm looking for as much power and quality that I can get for around $1000. I will be overclocking as well.

Down the road, I plan on buying a 120hz monitor at 1920x1080, but I have two older 60hz Dells at 1680x1050 in the meantime. I will be taking the WD Black 1TB HDD out of my current PC and I already have a nice mouse/keyboard. Everything else is new.

All prices are after mail in rebate (MiR), but I noted which ones had them:

Case: Corsair Graphite 600T: $129.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004X63JWS/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00

Mobo: MSI Z77-GD55: $106.99 ($10 MiR, $13 off with processor)+ free ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130644

Ram: GSKill 8gb DDR3 1600: Free with mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

CPU: Intel i5-3570k: $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo: $24.99 ($5 MiR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

GPU: XFX Radeon HD7970: $319.99 ($30 MiR)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006VX52Q2/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

SSD: Intel 330 180gb: $89.99 ($30 MiR)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2372752&CatId=5300

PSU: Seasonic X750: $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087

Total: $998.92 (after $95.00 in MiR)

Let me know if you see any obvious weaknesses, or if you saw some better deals this week that I missed out on. I really tried to get as much for my money as I could, but I've been agonizing over this for months and I couldn't wait any longer :D
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  1. This looks to be an awesome rig, great cooling, ridiculous performance, and possibly one of the best rigs under $1000 I may have seen. You did an awesome job, and you are future proofed for a decent amount of time. :D
  2. Wow thanks, it was a labor of love :love:
  3. No problem, just remember that you must treat your computer like you would a lady. Occasionally taking her out to enjoy a late night lan session with some buddies. Or even out to a Chophouse or Applebee's. Warning about the last one, people stared the last time I took out a micro-atx build to Applebee's. Have fun. :D
  4. Awesome! I have something pretty similar. Seasonic power supplies are amazing, you're gonna love it.
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