First Gaming Rig Build

Hey! I am building my first gaming rig from scratch so I am just looking for advice. I am pretty confident as far as putting everything together and what not, so now I am focusing on getting quality parts that fit within my budget. My budget is just about $1,200 , a little over is fine, but I'd like to be under $1,200. With that in mind, I have selected the following parts:

Case: NZXT Phantom 410
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146091

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

GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130782

MOBO: Asrock z77 extreme 4 (or the extreme 6, I haven't decided yet)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157295
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

RAM: G.Skill Ares 16GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231558

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint f3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152226

OS: Windows 7 64-bit

I am just wondering if these are the best parts for my budget, or if there are alternatives that are better for cheaper/comparable prices. ANy advice you can provide is highly appreciated!
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  1. Samsung Spinpoint f3 is only 250gb for 50$.

    The 500gb WD Blue's are 60$ if you want more storage.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

    An ssd would boost load times considerably if you want to throw one of those in as well.
  2. Are you positive I only need 8 GB of RAM? I don't want to have to upgrade later or anything like that.
  3. crypto138 said:
    Are you positive I only need 8 GB of RAM? I don't want to have to upgrade later or anything like that.

    8Gb is absolutely fine for the normal user. Unless you really feel you need 16Gb, 8Gb will last you fine, and upgrading shouldn't be too difficult.
  4. In a couple years ,yes you will need an upgrade, but then again you will need to upgrade all those parts in a couple of years.

    8gbs will do you well. 16gbs right now is overkill.
  5. what do you guys think I should do as fas as PSU's go?
  6. what do you guys think I should do as fas as PSU's go?
  7. Corsair or seasonic 600w.
    The one noob mentioned is good.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
  8. My experience with Rosewill PSus has been bad, so I don't recommend it.
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