Compatibility Check and New Build Advice

Hey everyone. I'm building a new PC on a $1000-$1100 budget and wanted to know if all the parts I've picked out will be compatible or if there is anything I should change/upgrade that would turn this into a better build. I will mainly be using this PC for gaming (LoL, WoW, SC2, D3) but in the future I might be using SolidWorks or AutoCAD on it as well.

Here it is:

CASE: Rosewill THOR V2-White Edition - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147158

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127696

MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

Storage Drive: Seagate Momentus 500GB Solid State Hybrid Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178240

SSD: ADATA S510 120GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211588

PSU: Rosewill HIVE 650W 80-plus Bronze (ALREADY PURCHASED) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132

I've already purchased the Power Supply because I got it for $65 through a ShellShocker deal so that can't be changed.

I also wanted to know if there was a network adapter card that could reliably pick up a WiMax signal because the school that I go to offers WiMax for free throughout the city.

Any input would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
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  1. It's a good build, great job. I'm not sure about the SSD but I'm sure you've looked at reviews. You don't really need the hybrid drive since you already have a real SSD, get a normal 1 TB drive for storage.
  2. Also, I'd recommend the 7950 for that build. It's getting a price drop next week to $300.
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    It's a good build, great job. I'm not sure about the SSD but I'm sure you've looked at reviews. You don't really need the hybrid drive since you already have a real SSD, get a normal 1 TB drive for storage.


    I agree with this - hybrid drives are pointless on desktop builds. Although I don't really like that SSD choice - go with an M4 or a Samsung 830 instead.

    And then the Thor is massive and major overkill for this build - you only need it if you're building around a monster motherboard like the EVGA Classified SRX or the Gigabyte G1 Sniper. Go with this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010

    And then for SSD get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147163
  4. obsama1 said:
    Also, I'd recommend the 7950 for that build. It's getting a price drop next week to $300.


    I'm planning to Crossfire my 7870 when the price does drop. It's already $100 less than what I paid for it. :bounce:
  5. g-unit1111 said:
    Quote:
    It's a good build, great job. I'm not sure about the SSD but I'm sure you've looked at reviews. You don't really need the hybrid drive since you already have a real SSD, get a normal 1 TB drive for storage.


    I agree with this - hybrid drives are pointless on desktop builds. Although I don't really like that SSD choice - go with an M4 or a Samsung 830 instead.

    And then the Thor is massive and major overkill for this build - you only need it if you're building around a monster motherboard like the EVGA Classified SRX or the Gigabyte G1 Sniper. Go with this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010

    And then for SSD get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147163


    Thanks for the reply. I know the Thor is way too big for what I need but I just really like the look of it. I really wish Rosewill would make it in a mid-tower size. After looking through some cases again though, this case might not be too bad - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146087
  6. gretch247 said:
    Thanks for the reply. I know the Thor is way too big for what I need but I just really like the look of it. I really wish Rosewill would make it in a mid-tower size. After looking through some cases again though, this case might not be too bad - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146087


    The NZXT Phantom 410 is really good, they used it in the most recent system builder roundup.
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