About to buy this $1000 gaming build, any suggestions?

I'm about to buy all these parts either today or tomorrow, can anything be improved(<$1000)? I'll be using this for gaming on a single 1920x1080 monitor.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($50.39 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($86.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $962.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-23 16:31 EST-0500)
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  1. Awesome build, but personally, I would get like a 500W PSU and get a 2TB Seagate. But if you don't need any extra storage, go right ahead. Although an SSD would have been nice.
  2. Oustanding build. Don't change anything.
  3. You may be better off with a boost edition 7950 that will boost higher than the factory overclocked 7950
    added in an SDD and swapped out the black for the blue (blue is actually faster)
    Kingston ram that does not have high heatspreader (purely cost saving move)
    gigabyte mb over the asrock one (personal and power delivery reasons)
    550w psu since the 620w can't CFX, either 550w or 750-850w (if you want CFX later)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.48 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.49 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Tempest 410 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $977.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-23 16:59 EST-0500)
  4. The microcenter deal is instore only

    If you do have it, grab an ASrock extreme4+i5 3570k for around $290

    If not, i would tune down the build and get a locked version of the CPU/go for AMD since OCing the CPU helps a lot if going SLI/CFX

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Cooler ($13.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.48 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ Compuvest)
    Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Tempest 410 ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $928.74
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-23 17:08 EST-0500)

    The 7870 XT pretty much a 7950 but a little bit watered down(not a lot performance missing)

    here is an alternative AMD build that allows for OCing
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Edition 89.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.48 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ Compuvest)
    Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Tempest 410 ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: NZXT HALE 90 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $985.38
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-23 17:12 EST-0500)

    allows for SLI/CFX
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