New Gaming Build

Building a new rig. I have not decided on PC case as it is not part of my component budget. I have other internal drives for storage from old build.
Just looking for any suggestions on any minor or major changes.

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 Month MAX
Budget Range: $800.00

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming...

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade:
CPU Intel Core i5 3570k $216.00
MOBO Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H $173.00
Video Card AMD HD6990 $300 (buying from friend)
SSD For OS & Main Game Files Intel SSD-330 Series 60GB SATA3 Solid-State-Drive $78.00
RAM DDR3-1600 16GB Dual Channel [RipjawsX] F3-12800CL10D-16GBX $106.00

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Parts Preferences: by brand or type : Usually chose Intel and mix of Nvidia and AMD cards

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Need games to run better without struggling. Previous build is about 1 1/2 years old CORE 2 QUAD

I want to be able to play CIV 5 and The Secret World and the New Sim City without any hiccups.
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  1. downgrade the ram to 8gb. 16gb is overkill

    for the SSD, get something like a crucial m4 128gb or a sandisk extreme 120gb. whichever is cheaper. 120gb has more headroom for storage

    you will need at least a 650w psu to power the 6990. i suggest this one
  2. remember that 6990s are very very loud
  3. I am aware of the loudness, but want the future proof power.

    I have a 650w to use. This one

    Thanks for feedback guys will look at other SSD. It makes sense
  4. Even a 6990 will not play all games at max in 5 years.
  5. very true. in 5 years, dx12 will probably come out
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