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Which is the potential of this build?

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November 25, 2012 7:18:59 AM

Hey everyone,
I just scanned the list of "best builds" for <1000$ gaming PC, which I want to buy and build, and I really like one of these, though I got some questions.

Here is the build:
Apropo said:
The "Apropos" -$1k Intel Budget Gaming Machine

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.11 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($63.36 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $999.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 15:57 EST-0500)


Here are the questions:
1. How do I check components compatibility?
2. Will it be possible in the future to add a second Video Card or will it work just with one?
3. Is that cooler enough or is it better to add another one/buy a different one? I got heath problem on the PC I got right now (which is a laptop, though) and I hate it

Thank you in advance ;) 

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November 25, 2012 7:23:05 AM

Another question.
Is this build worth oveclockig? If so, which changes should I go for?
!