Building a New Gaming PC - First Time - Need some Help

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge $220

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU $33


Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $115

RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3
1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO $39.99

Graphics: XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP $158

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB $80

Case: Rosewill REDBONE Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $35

Power: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $25

Optical: None

Wireless: WL ADPT ROSEWILL RNX-N300X PCI RETAIL $27


I will be using this for gaming and might overclock it in the future. Trying to stay around $600-700.
What about SSD, is it worth it?
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  1. id lose overclocking for more gaming power. the card i chose would be able to play your games at ultra/almost max settings smoothly compared to high settings

    assuming you have windows already
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gn1Q
  2. ^+1

    Check out my $650 build here:
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module146695821
    Upgrade the 6870 to the 7850 (+$50): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102999
    Total: $682
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