First time building a Gaming Pc good setup?

Here's everything I have looked at so far, very open to changes and any advice on putting it together.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XXNY
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XXNY/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XXNY/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($296.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($221.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($187.99 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DGX 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($39.58 @ Amazon)
Wired Network Adapter: Rosewill RC-401-EX 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($145.47 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Thermaltake AF0007 66.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($13.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1455.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-18 14:45 EDT-0400)
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  1. Everything looks good, but you may want to consider using a smaller hdd around 1-2 terabytes and including an ssd cache too.
  2. I would change the hard drive out with a 7200 RPM one.
  3. Hello RyanZabizewski
    If u building gaming PC u really dont need i7 , i5 is fine
    if i was in ur position i would do this

    CPU i5 3570K
    for motherboard u dont need that expensive one just get some other asus Z77 (like LX2 or similar)
    ram- get 8gb or if u wanna it can be 16gb but change it too 1600Mhz

    So with this change u have much more money to put in GPU (Most important thing for gaming)
    u can take AMD HD 7950 OR if u wanna Nvidia take GTX 670 or better
  4. Massively powerful build, but what will you use it for?
    Unless you're into heavy professional applications it's overspecified.
  5. RyanZabizewski said:
    Here's everything I have looked at so far, very open to changes and any advice on putting it together.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XXNY
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XXNY/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XXNY/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($296.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($221.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($187.99 @ Newegg)
    Sound Card: Asus Xonar DGX 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($39.58 @ Amazon)
    Wired Network Adapter: Rosewill RC-401-EX 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($145.47 @ Amazon)
    Case Fan: Thermaltake AF0007 66.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($13.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1455.86
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-18 14:45 EDT-0400)


    You are making some terrible choices for a gaming PC.

    This + the other stuff you wanted.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1255.84
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-18 18:26 EDT-0400)
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