Suggestions for gaming pc parts

I'm planning on building a custom pc for gaming and such, any advice or suggestions, here are the parts I'm currently planning on using:

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k Quad Core
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700 Watts
SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600Mhz
Case: CoolerMaster HAF X
Optical Drive: Asus DRW
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  1. OCZ is not a highly-trusted brand for power supplies. Look for a Corsair, Seasonic, or XFX psu instead.
    If you plan to overclock, you'll need a 3rd party cpu cooler. If not, you can save a little money by switching to an i5-3470 and an H77 or B75 motherboard.
    16GB is excessive for a gaming rig. You won't see a significant benefit over 8GB.
  2. Would a CoolerMaster HAF 912 work well, and would I need to buy extra fans?
    Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 1600Mhz RAM
    PSU: Corsair Builder Master 600W

    And what would you recommend, a 7950 or a GeForce GTX 670, and why?

    Thanks.
  3. 7950 has a better price perf ratio but the 670 has marginally better performance and some Nvidia extras
    AMD is fixing the suttering issue and stuffs
  4. Oh, and would a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO work for a CPU cooler?
  5. Yes, the 212 EVO is a very popular choice.
  6. Thanks for all your help, so something like this would work well?
    Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77
    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Quad Core
    CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO
    GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB
    PCU: Corsair Builder Master 600W
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB DDR3) 1600Mhz
    SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB
    HHD: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB, 64MB Cache
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW
    Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912

    And everything will fit in the smaller case well right?
  7. The GTX 670 is fairly long, so you might have to remove the HDD cage, but aside from that, I don't think you'll have any trouble getting the components to fit inside the case.
  8. Thanks for all of your help, back to my linear algebra proofs...
  9. The 212 Evo is good but if on a really tight budget the 212+ is alos a very good choice and $10 less
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