Seeking advice on new BF3 Build

CPU: i5 2500k $220

Motherboard: ASUS p8Z68-LE - $145

RAM - Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 Vengeance 4GB 1X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory (buying 2) $56

Case - Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid-Tower Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB 1394 No PS $90

PSU: XFX 650W PRO650W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 53A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU $80

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM $80

Graphics card: ASUS ENGTX570DCII/2DIS/12 GeForce GTX 570 pre overclocked card - $340

Extras: PC Assembly and Testing With 1 Year Limited NCIX System Warranty (PRE-CONFIG WIN. OS If Purchased) - $50

Total= $1061.08 before shipping and taxes.

I live in Canada, and this is before rebates. I hear that it takes like a week longer to ship with the NCIX assembly, so I probably won't be able to use the rebates...thoughts on this gaming build?
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  1. I would recommend an ssd to install your OS. Boot times for all programs and load times for BF3 will be much quicker.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441
    This should be plenty, and you can always place music, movies, and any other files in your Western Digital.
    Are you planning on over clocking your processor, I would also recommend a aftermarket cooler for it.
  2. Yes planning on buying an aftermarket cooler, any suggestions? Also, I'm trying to keep around $1100. I might change the 1TB drive for an SSD. Any suggestions :P?
  3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
    This one got a lot of good reviews(like in the 1000s), great for over clocking.
  4. Le Reveur said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
    This one got a lot of good reviews(like in the 1000s), great for over clocking.

    It's nice that it's $25 in the US, but $40 in Canada. I'll likely still buy it. Thanks.


    Is the price of my parts around the market average or overpriced?
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