Asking for opinions/Improvements on Gaming Build - ~$1300 budget

My Build

Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Processor [ http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0087EVHTE/ref=asc_df_B0087EVHTE2179814?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=vglnk-c1001-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395093&creativeASIN=B0087EVHTE&hvpos=1o3&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14491937851421690501&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt= ]
215.00

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Sleeve CPU Cooler [ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4176827&SID=4a0zudkggmob ]
30.00

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 [ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4176827&SID=f7693rkzjqhd ]
105.00

RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM [ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231550&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4176827&SID=19jzaj5eqvl9m ]
45.00

Graphics Card: GIGABYTE Windforce GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB [ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-125-423&SortField=0&SummaryType=1&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo ]
350.00

Hard Drive: Western Digital 500 GB WD Black SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive [ http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-WD5003AZEX-Frustration-Free-Packaging/dp/B008968L6M/ref=dp_ob_title_ce?tag=vglnk-c1001-20 ]
80.00

SSD: Crucial 128 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive [ http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-Solid-State-CT128M4SSD2/dp/B004W2JKZI/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1353706013&sr=1-7 ]
105.00

Case: LIAN LI PC-7B plus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case [ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-112-099&SortField=0&SummaryType=2&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo ]
100.00

Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 650W Modular Active PFC Power Supply [ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4176827&SID=1sr0ies1kr0zh ]
120.00

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer [ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4176827&SID=qn9aov34alb9 ]
20.00

Total: 1170.00
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  1. Hi,
    Maybe swap ssd to samsung 830 series, as they are know to be reliable at ~115$
    Change PSU to 550W at least 80 plus bronze.
    Lian li cases are bad, choose nzxt or cooler master or azza
  2. Alright, awesome. Ill check out that SSD, but the PSU is 80+gold. Why not keep that?

    Also are there any bottlenecks in this system or is it well-rounded?
  3. Oh, right, gold is good.
    Bottlenecks? Not that i see.
  4. Bump
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