Is this the a good build for less than 850$

Planning on building a new PC for Christmas break. Never built a PC before and I'm trying to stay under 850$, and am wondering if anyone can improve upon the build.

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HDD - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697 $85

GFX - PNY VCGGTX660XPB GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card 230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814 $230

PSU - SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095 $90

Cooling - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099 $35

CPU - Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53550
MOBO - ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1098990 $357
RAM - free

CASE - Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153 $50


$123 USD savings

$846 USD Total - free shipping
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  1. Is the PC being used for gaming or casual use?
  2. Good build, but get the 660ti instead or the ati 7970, for gaming graphics cards are you most important deal
  3. An asrock z77 extreme 6 with a i5-3550 which cannot oc, is not a good combo, perhaps a good combo for newegg.
    You'll need the i5-3750k + asrock z77 extreme 4 (it's cheaper) if you want to oc the cpu, if not get the i5-3470 + h77 pro 4/mvp asrock and ditch that cooler(only with the non k).
    You can also get cheaper psu for that card : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013&Tpk=xfx%20550w
    Better case/price : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139018&Tpk=corsair%20200r
  4. For gaming, and noted dj, thx!
  5. What are you using it for? The 3570K and Asrock extreme4 Mobo are about $365 from newegg. They work nice together for gaming. I would stick with the 660 over the 660ti. There isn't that much of a performance gain for the $70 more the ti version cost.
  6. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($307.55 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $849.02
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-30 15:45 EST-0500)
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