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Final Draft For Gaming Build Help

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December 31, 2012 2:33:47 PM

I am getting ready to order the following parts for an intro gaming rig:

CPU-Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core
CPU Cooler- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing
Motherboard- ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155
Memory- G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333
Storage- Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Storage- Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 120GB 2.5" SSD
Video Card - MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
Case-Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply- XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V
Optical Drive- Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer

Any last minute suggestions or compatibility issues I should be aware of? Also this will be my first build so any suggestions would be appreciated (I have watched the new egg tutorials on Youtube).
December 31, 2012 2:45:18 PM

Have you thought of swapping out the 660 ti for a Radeon 7950 3GB, I have used both of these cards before and prefer the 7950, with a mild overclock this card can be amazing, I believe it is worth the little bit of extra money if you can afford it. I have also experienced bad luck with MSI but according to my friends thats just me.
December 31, 2012 3:48:50 PM

Ya i would rather a 7870 or 7950 over the 660ti. The 660ti has a 192 bit memory bus which might end up limiting you at high levels of AA and other settings. And Nvidia is just overpriced compared to AMD IMO.