Building a gaming pc under 1200. Your view on parts?

I'm building a gaming pc from scratch and I have no experience or idea of what I'm doing unfortunately. I've found page that lists a build that I can afford for 850$ and these are the parts:

Motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H Intel 7 Series ($150)

CPU

Intel Core i5-3570K ($220)

RAM

Patriot G2 Series 8GB (DDR3 1600 Mhz) ($40)

Video Card

EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB ($220)

Hard Drive

Seagate Barracuda 1TB ($90)

Optical Drive

Lite-On Internal DVD Writer ($18)

Case

Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid-Tower ($60)

Power Supply

Thermaltake TR-600 TR2 600W ($50)

Does this sound like a good build? I can go a bit above this so if you see any parts that could be a bit better or know of a better part please tell me. Thank you!
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  1. Do not - repeat - do not cheap out on the PSU on a $1200 budget. Make sure you get a good one. Thermaltake does not make the best power supplies. For $20 more the Radeon 7870 GHz edition is a far better GPU than a reference 660 is.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1104.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-03 16:17 EST-0500)

    The difference will allow you to get OS license or put toward a monitor.
  2. ^ indeed.
  3. Braves said:
    I'm building a gaming pc from scratch and I have no experience or idea of what I'm doing unfortunately. I've found page that lists a build that I can afford for 850$ and these are the parts:

    Motherboard

    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H Intel 7 Series ($150)

    CPU

    Intel Core i5-3570K ($220)

    RAM

    Patriot G2 Series 8GB (DDR3 1600 Mhz) ($40)

    Video Card

    EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB ($220)

    Hard Drive

    Seagate Barracuda 1TB ($90)

    Optical Drive

    Lite-On Internal DVD Writer ($18)

    Case

    Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid-Tower ($60)

    Power Supply

    Thermaltake TR-600 TR2 600W ($50)

    Does this sound like a good build? I can go a bit above this so if you see any parts that could be a bit better or know of a better part please tell me. Thank you!
    It looks good but as g-unit1111 mentioned that power supply is not reliable
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