Thoughts on these specs?

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157330

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS
BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096

LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136247

Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148321

GIGABYTE GV-N660OC-2GD GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125443

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116992

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119240
(Case)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153055
(Mouse)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823114010
(Keyboard)
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  1. Everything looks good to me. I'd swap that Gigabyte 660 for an MSI 660. The MSI 660 is whisper quiet, runs cool (according to Techpowerup) and heatsink/heatpipes are fully nickel plated (unlike the Gigabyte) so you don't need to worry about oxidation to the copper contacts in a few years.

    Based on your preference for the case and keyboard/mouse, I suppose you are going to game on it ?

    If you have any budget left over at all, I'd put in an SSD. They are cheap (comparatively) right now. And if you want some better loading times/general performance on your HDD, swap your Seagate (with only a 1 year warranty) for a WD Black (with 5 years of warranty).
  2. Any recommended size for the SSD? And thanks I switched over to the MSI graphics card.
  3. boonerman123 said:
    Any recommended size for the SSD? And thanks I switched over to the MSI graphics card.


    Depends on your needs. For only OS, and some programs, I am using 60GB and find it to be adequate but not in the future. I'd say a 120GB for you would be good, put the games on the HDD.
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