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

Lite On DVD Drive $18

WD Blue 1 TB HDD $85

Asus 23.6" monitor $160

MSI 660ti GPU $300

Corsair CX 750 PSU $80($95 w/o coupon)

Roccat Kova mouse $50

Patriot 2 x 4GB 1600MHz Ram $39

MSI Z77 mobo $120

I5-3750K $230

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