First Gaming Build

This is my first build and i want to build an OK gaming desktop. My Budget is $2500 and I don't know much about PC but I do understand a bit.
My build's specs so far are:
CPU- Intel® Core™ i7-3770T Processor
Motherboard- Asus Sabertooth Z77
GPU- Nvidia Geforce GTX 670
Sound Card- Asus Xonar Essence STX
Hard Drive- Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB
Disk Drive- Asus BW-12B1ST
Network Card- Edimax PCI 300Mbps Wireless 802.11n Network Card EW-7722IN
Memory- 16gb AMD Radeon Edition DD3R

I do not have a power supply yet because i dont know how much power it requires and dont have a case because i dont know what will fit. I also am thinking about having SSD and HDD but it might work out to expensive.
Also if you know of something that i can get that works the same but is a bit cheaper please tell me.
Help would be much appreciated.
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066 ($50 after rebate, free shipping)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006 ($80 after promo code)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138364 $150 (skip the separate video card)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501 $310 after promo code
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226337 $87 (use only two ram slots for better stability)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148321 (I like the maxblast cloning software; would buy seagate just for this) $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239049 $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416550 $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787 $375 after rebate

    Total: about $1342 after rebates and promo codes. I like biostar boards; they have fewer ram issues, and good automatic overclocking software in the bios. Always use the bios for overclocking, not the windows software.
  2. Well, what will you use the computer for? This is very important to consider when choosing the right components.
  3. Just throwing it out there. With $2500, you can get some pretty high-end parts although not all of the parts I put below are well thought-out. Depending on your primary usage, parts needed and preferred, a couple things could be swap out.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($140.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($128.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.59 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ Adorama)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($378.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($163.98 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($674.59 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $2344.05
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 07:58 EST-0500)
  4. Moniter is up to you

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zamu
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zamu/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zamu/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($192.16 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($424.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 600T ATX Mid Tower Case ($133.56 @ Mac Connection)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($55.98 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1590.59
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 14:44 EST-0500)
  5. Here is the whole works, monitor, keyboard, mouse, et al. Went with a non-OC build but if you want to OC get the i5-3570k, 212 EVO cooler, and AsRock Extreme 4 motherboard.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($409.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.00 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VE258Q 25.0" Monitor ($229.14 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Keyboard: KeyTronic E03601P2M Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($36.94 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1556.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 15:01 EST-0500)
  6. Thanks for helping me and I will consider a few of those products. The PC will be for gaming.
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