A friend of mine asked me to build him a gaming computer and after a little investigating I believe I have everything set and just wanted to make sure everything would work together and whatnot. The price range is around $1200. If you have any recommendations or see anything wrong with this build I would love to hear it.
this is an overkill for gaming
what you should do is change few parts around and put money into gpu, so it can be called gaming pc
my advise is change cpu to i5-3470, mobo to H77 chipset one, 8 GB of ram(which is more than enough) so money saved you can put into getting gtx 670 and if some left put into wd black which has 5yr warranty.
Change your CPU to a I5-3570K wich you can overclock because an I7 is a waste of money.
Get a lower end mother for around 150$, for instance a MSI-Z77A-GD65 or a lower end Asus board so that you can put more money in your GPU.
You only need 8gb of memory for gaming.
With the money you saved you can get a higher end GPU such as a 670 and get a better PSU.
I really like Seasonic PSU's and if you do some research you will find that they're on of the most apreciated and trusted brands on the market.
And you might want to invest in a good CPU cooler.
Why get the 3470? you can get a big performance increase if you OC the 3570K.
Also get a motherboard with a Z77 chipset and a GPU with 2GB of memory, 4GB wont give you a performance increase and you can save 50$ with that and get a better PSU