New Build! need some advice

Hey all,

This will be my first custom build and I'm pretty set on most parts. Just after any further recommendations to make sure it should all run nice and smoothly. Main usage will be for gaming. Top budget is around 1.2k.

Intel Core i5 3570K

NZXT Phantom USB 3.0 Case White

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 Overclocked 2GB

Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard

Samsung SH-222BB SATA DVDRW Drive OEM

Corsair GS-700 V2 Power Supply

Could use tips on a suitable SSD. I was also wondering if my old WD 6400AAKS (640GB) would be up to scratch or if it's time to invest in a new HDD..

Thanks :)
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  1. you will be better with going off nvidia GeForce GTX 670 gpu...
  2. Pretty good, no reason to change any parts that I can see (except maybe low profile RAM so you can add as large a heatsink as you want, G.Skill Ares and Corsair Low Profile are good kits to get).

    I recommend the OCZ Vertex 4, its a great SSD that fights for fastest in most benchmarks.

    Considering you have an SSD, HDD performance doesn't matter that much. Only reason to get another/upgrade would be more capacity. Maybe if you install your games to there it might help getting a new one, but the benefit will be small.
  3. Hey buddy! check my signature builds.
  4. No the Caviar Black is fine.

    Samsung 830 128GB

    The PSU choice is a bit odd. We don't recommend the GS line much as it's not a great value. You can get a 750TX for less:

    Or the Rosewill Capsone modular
    High end Super flower unit.
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