Console Gamer Moving to PC

So I have been a huge Xbox fan since the Original. I recently got addicted to BF3, and started looking around for info because I am NOT satisfied with whats to come out of next gen console for the price. I plan on playing on my Panasonic Plasma 42in 1080p 600Hz, or 23in 1080p 60Hz computer monitor. Using an Original Xbox Controller/SCUFF with PC adapter or wired controller.

So far I have a wish list made, but not being familiar with gaming PCs and doing research off the internet this is what I have come up with. I would like to know if this is a decent PC build, I'm trying to keep parts before tax and shipping around $1000 +/- $200.

Priced off Newegg

Corsair Carbide Series 400R

$99.99

ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AM3+ AMD 990FX
104.99

AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo)

$119.99

CORSAIR Hydro Series H60
$64.99- Figured since the FX-6300 allows me to OC to 4.1 GHz then I should get a Liquid Cooler

ASUS MATRIX-R9280X-P-3GD5
$349.99 - I know the product isn't out yet, just figured by the time I decided what I wanted it would be out.

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
$109.99

Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
$69.99 - I seen a lot on SSD and I just figured this was a bang for the buck.

RAIDMAX RX-850AE 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD
$99.99

TOTAL: $1019.92

Please let me know if this system is a good build, im open to ideas and/or whole builds. I noticed there are a lot of AMD/Intel fan boys, and same goes to AMD/GTX.
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  1. You don't need that liquid cooler and your power supply is a little overkill
  2. Here is my build
    My build is doing great and has great potential. I only used water cooling because it was at a low price.
  3. PSU is overkill indeed.. just go with a decent 550/650 watt psu.

    I would personally go for the 4670k instead of fx-6300 + watercooling. Your ram is by the way quite expensive, go for cheap 1600mhz ram that will be as good.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104360

    So i would say 4670k plus r9 280x.
  4. You are definitely not getting great value for money. Here's an $850 Intel build that's pretty similar, but can't be overclocked.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($90.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($303.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($92.98 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $850.22
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-27 18:04 EDT-0400)

    For $1000, you can upgrade the motherboard, cpu and add a cooler.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($77.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($303.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($92.98 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1007.65
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-27 18:08 EDT-0400)
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