Build for a Friend

So this is my gaming build for a friend. His budget is $1200 but he wants to save $20 for magic cards so it is a some what soft $1180 with shipping.

Here is the list. 

NZXT Tempest 410 Case $80 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146080

Lite On DVD Drive $18 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

WD Blue 1 TB HDD $85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339

Asus 23.6" monitor $160 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236052

MSI 660ti GPU $300 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127697

Corsair CX 750 PSU $80($95 w/o coupon) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139040

Roccat Kova mouse $50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826436007

Patriot 2 x 4GB 1600MHz Ram $39 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220738

MSI Z77 mobo $120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130645

I5-3750K $230 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

That totals to $1,179.40 with shipping. This is his first gaming PC so he needs the mouse and monitor I will provide windows. Any thoughts on improving it while staying under budget? Thanks

 

 

alright I'll get to work, will he be doing any kind of overclocking?

The msi mobo is cheaper than your combo and I think it is a little better or equal to the asus you picked. Everything else is just a differing in build preferences. He won't be overclocking right away if at all so that isn't an issue right now. Thanks for your time. 

I've been having some trouble with MSI and so has some other members on here, I'd really hate to recommend something and it blow up, that would be on me, so that's why I've been recommending Asus, they've never let anyone down, that's just my preference, my taste don't exactly fit everyone else