New Gaming build

Hey folks. Just got through getting my build together, and here's the specs. If you see anything that's needing attention, or anything that throws up a red flag, let me know. I understand I don't have an SSD, I may invest in one in the future, but at this time quicker load times isn't worth the 130 or so dollars. also I understand 16gigs of ram is a bit overkill, but it's so darn cheap right now figured i might as well prepare for the future. so here goes.

Case - Cooler Master HAF 932
Intel Processor - Core i5 3570k
CPU Cooling - Cooler Master Hyper 212
Motherboard - ASUS Sabertooth Z77
Memory - 16gb g.skill ripjaw Z series
Primary Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
1st Optical Drive - DVD Writer
Graphics Card - EVGA GTX 670 FTW Edition
Power Supply - Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Monitor - ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor

Any advice, things I should reconfigure, how this build should fare, would be extremely helpful!

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  1. And yes, I do plan on overclocking. However this will be my first time to overclock, so I will be taking things VERY slow and VERY VERY cautiously.
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    To be honest I do like your build but there are a few changes that can be made and these changes will save you enough money to get a SSD now. The Asus Sabertooth while being a very nice board is a bit expensive and you could get the same performance from a lower model board. The ram is way overkill and it will be years before games will take advantage of any ram over 8 gb , so unless your doing video/photo editing or rendering 8gb wioll be more than what you need for gaming.

    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBZL

    ASUS P8Z77-V LE PLUS LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    So with the ram you save $46 and with the motherboard you save $70 and that adds up to $116. For $2 more you can add this SSD to your build.

    SanDisk Extreme SDSSDX-120G-G25 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    For an additional $14 you can add this SSD to your build.

    OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    This is just an example of what you can do with getting different parts and the motherboard will still be able to support two video cards in SLI.
  3. Very valid points. I've always just heard such great things about the TUF series of motherboards from asus, and the 5 year warranty. You gave me some good things to think about...And I have, and perhaps may, do editing with aftereffects and premiere pro. Afterall my major in college was Mass Communication, so I do video editing and after effects projects from time to time for people. But I WOULD like an SSD if it's really better for gaming...many things to think about...
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