Is this PC good for gaming

Hi friends this is my new build i am planning

Intel i7 3770k @ 4 ghz processor (Water cooled)

ASUS P8Z77-V Motherboard

16 GB DDR3 Gskill RAM

HD 6990 (Water cooled)

Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme CPU Cooler

Cooler master HAF X USB 3.0

OCZ ModXstream 500 WATT Power supply

I only play Racing games and i haven't bought the parts beause i want the anwers and my budget is 4000$
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  1. A bit confused as to how you know the i7 will be overclocked to 4ghz. Are you buying the pc prebuilt for a website? Forgetting that I would say a better psu is need maybe 750w just for future upgrades
  2. i7 won't give a noticeable advantage in gaming over i5, nor will 16 GB ram over 8GB. OCZ isn't the best brand for power supplies, and 500W seems a bit low for a dual-gpu card like the 6990. You don't seem to be including any storage yet (ssd and/or hdd) or optical drive.
  3. i5 3570k
    8gb ram
    Hd 7970 ghz edition (crossfire if you prefer)
    seasonic x series 850 or 650 depending if you´re going multi.

    All that supposing you already got a ssd and a hdd with all the other stuffs.
  4. Here you go.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.73 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($117.86 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($212.95 @ Mac Connection)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($379.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($379.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
    Other: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) ($64.99)
    Total: $1839.23
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 11:30 EST-0500)

    You don't need to spend $4000. Not sure if you want to overclock, if you need monitor(s), OS, or peripherals. I just recommended a build using the components that you posted.
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