Bought the parts, did I make a good choice?

Well I ended up buying parts for a new PC to replace my current outdated rig and I want to know if I made a decent system to play games at 1920x1200 on high settings for a couple more years, you can leave any opinion here you want but the parts are already ordered so it's alittle too late to change now haha. I almost went AMD because I have always been on their side of the fence for my builds but I finally decided after lots of reading and for what I plan on doing to go Intel. I also switched sides on my GPU, I have always went Nvidia in the past but ATI/AMD's current offerings seemed better at their pricepoint. BTW, I don't plan on overclocking at all and I don't want to tbh, so that is why I went with a non-K version of my cpu. A few sales on newegg really pushed me in certain directions to try to meet my budget of $600 and saving $15 here and $40 there really helped, the prices I list are the prices I paid! So without further ad due let me list my components and you be the judge.

Mobo- ASRock Z77 Extreme3 - $100
CPU- Intel Core i5-3570 - $200
GPU- GIGABYTE HD 7870 GHz - $240, free Far Cry 3!!!
RAM- G.SKILL 8 GB DDR3 1600 - $0, free w/mobo!!!
CPU cooler- $25
New Mouse- Logitech G400 - $35

Total: "EGG"xactly $600!!! Talk about meeting a budget lol, I was able to get some sort of discount or free gift with every single component so I am very happy about this build.

I already have a WD raptor but plan plan to purchse a SSD in the near future for this build, I already have a nice PSU and case. Once again any comments are welcomed!
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  1. Thats a pretty good build there.
  2. I think as long as your happy with it.In the end that is all that matters.I won't speculate on how long it will last as i don't believe there is a way to know anyway congrats i hope you enjoy it.
  3. Looks like a good buy to me. Heck of a deal 600 bucks can get ya nowadays.
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