New mini itx build for 700eur what do you think?

Hi guys,

Eventhough I got around 700 - 800 eur i want to keep on the safe side. I'm building my system hopefully to last at least couple of yrs for a bit more than casual gaming and office work. (might even dual boot it on lion os...). I'd like to learn a bit of overclocking as well.

Case bitfenix prodigy, monitor eizo foris I already have them.

the build will be:
1 x GIGABYTE Geforce GTX 670 OC 304.96eur
1 x Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 165.21eur
1 x be quiet! Pure Power BQT L7-630W 63.55eur
Sandisk SSD 2,5" 128 GB SATA 600 67eur
1 x ASUS P8Z77-I DELUXE 142.89eur
1 x G.Skill DIMM 8 GB CL7 8-8-24 DDR3-1600 Kit 53.64eur
TOTAL - 797.25eur

I have my doubts on a few things.
1.- the graphics card is it too much would you recommend a 660ti or even a 660oc ?
2.- maybe swap for the gtx 670 for an intel i7 3770k and gtx 660ti?
3.- is the psu enough?
4.- initially i'll be staying with the i5 or i7 standard cooler as i read it works ok however if i oc the cpu i'll go for an evo 212 or an antec h20 60.

What do you think?
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  1. I would consider cheaper mainboard, have a look at gigabyte z77n wifi and asrock z77e-itx. Saved money invest in better PSU (I personally hate BeQuiets, 4 different ones failed me) and SSD. You are safe with quality ~550W PSU, I would consider XFX pro550w and seasonic S or M12 520/620W. For SSD get Samsung 840.

    As for graphics card I consider 670 a minimum, rather than buying 660 ti/non-ti I would go with 7970. This would make the system more future-proof. I know it doesn't meet the budget, just pointing out that this would give you 1-2 years of peace.

    For office work you don't need the 3770k, and for gaming it is the same as 3570k. Waste of money, stay with 3570k.
  2. Thank you guys, I'm doing some research and looking for prices and I'll come back to post :)
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