First Build...would anyone make any changes?

Hi all,
I am attempting my first build and was looking for any suggestions or advice before I make my final purchases. I am mainly going to be using this PC for gaming and other media. Here are the specs.

Case:
Rosewill Thor V2 ATX Full Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147053

Mobo: ASUS Maximus V FORMULA LGA 1155 Intel Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131854

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

Memory: G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231628

Video Card: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202001

SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-227-791&ParentOnly=1

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W 80 Plus Bronze
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

BR Drive: ASUS Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135252

Total Price is ~1500, which is also my max budget. Thanks!
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  1. I would cut out the BR Drive and get a modular PSU.
  2. Expensive mobo as well - do you need that one?
    -Bruce
  3. dish_moose said:
    Expensive mobo as well - do you need that one?
    -Bruce

    i want to be able to upgrade easily, also i am a fan of ROG. Which one would you suggest?
  4. crazyg0053 said:
    I would cut out the BR Drive and get a modular PSU.

    How about this one,
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010
  5. What are you going to upgrade to - no better cpu for gaming will fit that cpu socket.
    -Bruce
  6. dish_moose said:
    What are you going to upgrade to - no better cpu for gaming will fit that cpu socket.
    -Bruce

    not sure...just trying to get the best available i guess. how much should i be paying for the mobo?
  7. jrcoleman44 said:
    That PSU is good
  8. crazyg0053 said:
    That PSU is good

    Awesome, thanks for the help!
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