Building a PC: all the components good and compatible?

CPU: Intel i5 3570k 3.4GHz going to overclock to 4.0-4.2GHz ($219.99)
GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 650 Ti Boost Superclocked 2Gb ($179.99)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ($134.99)
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4 x 4Gb DDR3 1600 ($134.99)
Storage: Western Digital Black 1TB 7200 RPM ($94.99)
Case: Rosewill Blackhawk Gaming ATX Mid Tower ($89.99)
Extra Fan: Cooler Master 140mm Blue LED Case Cooler ($9.99)
Optical Drive: ASUS Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive ($18.99)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder Series 600W Power Supply ($69.99)
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit ($99.99)

Total: $1054

I just need to know if all these parts are decent and compatible, and if not what would you recommend instead. Top end of budget is around $1075. Thankyou
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  1. I would get a cheaper i5 and motherboard to make more money for the GPU.

    i5 3470 and an h77 motherboard.
  2. Also, 8gb of ram is plenty.
  3. you could cheapen the case, lose the fan, half and cheapen the memory, get a slower HDD (you'll be upgrading to an SSD for the OS soon won't you) and then get a better GPU, and you'll notice no negative effects.
  4. Avoid the SC versions from EVGA as historically the SC has a very weak VRM with less phases than the competition. IIRC the SC has just 4 phases, the MSI has 5 and its only $140 for the 2GB version.

    Get 2 8GB modules instead of 4 x 4 if ya want 16GB
    $125 - (2 x 8GB) Muskin CAS 8 DDR3-1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226380

    ya paying $160 for case / PSU
    This is a significant case and PSU upgarde and it's same price after 430 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1327092
  5. *UPDATED VERSION*
    CPU: Intel i5 3570k 3.4GHz going to overclock to 4.0-4.2GHz ($219.99)
    GPU: ASUS GTX660 Ti 2Gb 192 Bit ($279.99)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ($134.99)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8Gb DDR3 1600 (free, comes with motherboard)
    Storage: Western Digital Black 1TB 7200 RPM ($94.99)
    Case: Rosewill Blackhawk Gaming ATX Mid Tower ($89.99)
    Extra Fan: Cooler Master 140mm Blue LED Case Cooler ($9.99)
    Optical Drive: ASUS Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive ($18.99)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder Series 600W Power Supply ($69.99)
    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit ($99.99)

    Total: $1019
  6. kracer19 said:
    *UPDATED VERSION*
    CPU: Intel i5 3570k 3.4GHz going to overclock to 4.0-4.2GHz ($219.99)
    GPU: ASUS GTX660 Ti 2Gb 192 Bit ($279.99)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ($134.99)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8Gb DDR3 1600 (free, comes with motherboard)
    Storage: Western Digital Black 1TB 7200 RPM ($94.99)
    Case: Rosewill Blackhawk Gaming ATX Mid Tower ($89.99)
    Extra Fan: Cooler Master 140mm Blue LED Case Cooler ($9.99)
    Optical Drive: ASUS Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive ($18.99)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder Series 600W Power Supply ($69.99)
    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit ($99.99)

    Total: $1019


    Looks like you are good to go. :)
  7. Hi, OP here. So this build worked fine for about a month and then my ASRock board died. I replaced it with a MSI board and got more free ram with that board, and it has been running fine ever since. I am adding an SSD and another monitor, along with a mechanical keyboard in the next month. I have been really happy with this build, and haven't had any problems with the other components, so thank you all for the help!
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