First Build!!! $1250-$1750 Budget

I am building my first computer i picked the parts based on the criteria below, however i want to be sure that the parts are compatible(and that i got all the necessary parts lol). I also want to be sure that I can easily upgrade the parts or add another Graphics card if i need to.

1. Approximate Purchase date: Plan to purchase parts within a month. (2/17-3/17)

2. Budget: between $1250 and $1750 (For computer)

3. System Usage: Gaming, Movies some amateur video/photo editing

4. Parts not Required: (I also need a Keyboard, monitor, and speakers), but this is separate from the 1250-1750.

5. Preferred Website For Parts: Newegg, Amazon, Fry's, Tigerdirect, microcenter

6.Country: US / Southern California

7. Part Preferences: Intel/ Nvidia

8. Overclocking: Yes

9. SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

10. Monitor: Probably going to be 1920x1080

11. The games the my computer will be running are League of Legends, World of Warcraft, Starcraft Heart of the Swarm, Steam Games.

12. I currently own a laptop that is about 4 years old, and it is time for an upgrade because my laptop cannot handle the stress of these games anymore. Also want to build my first computer !!!

Parts That I am Thinking of buying based on reading forums and websites for Information.

Asus P8Z77-V Pro TB Intel Z77 1155 Thunderbolt Motherboard

GIGABYTE GV-N680OC-2GD GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive,200_RPM_SATA_60Gb-s_35_Internal_Hard_Drive_STBD2000101

NZXT Phantom 410 CA-PH410-W1 White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Continuous Power Supply

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+

: Sony Optiarc High Speed DVD RW Drive 24X DVD

Thank you in advance for helping me out, trying learn all this at once is confusing but hopefully i will have a sweet computer at the end of all the research and help from the community!!!
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  1. There are a few changes I would make in brand quality and I also switched the 680 out for a 7970 Ghz. The 7970 is a better gpu that will give you more power.
    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($134.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Red 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($117.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.97 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1482.86
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 23:06 EST-0500)
  2. Yeah defiantly gotta swap out that Cooler that's a shocking cooler for that 3770k :O

    Other than that iKes9711 is pretty spot on with the parts!
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