Will this work for Game development, and gaming

I plan on developing games but need a decent computer for under $1500 dollars. I was wondering if this build will be good enough.

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2276156&sku=G452-2363

Processor: Intel i7 3770k
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2372989&sku=I69-3770K

Ram: 16 GB 2x8gb Corsair Vengance PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHZ
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1705145&sku=C13-5709

GPU:2xEVGA Geforce GTX 660 2gb Superclocked Sli
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4501133&sku=E145-0667

Optical Drive: L49-8020 OEM SATA
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7491254&sku=L49-8020%20OEM

HDD: Toshiba 1tb Hard drive SATA
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3303660&sku=T24-9901

SDD: Intel 60gb SATA 3(6gb/s)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1938363&sku=I69-7104

PSU: C13-2852 Corsair GS800 GS Series 800W 80 Plus Bronze
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3844174&sku=C13-2852

OS: Windows 7 home Premium 64bit
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5213932&sku=M17-7302

CASE: C283-2094 Cooler Master HAF Mid Tower
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6531504&sku=C283-2094

if anything is incompatible or if there is better hardware withing my price range i would appreciate the info thanks.
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  1. those parts are all compatible :) but you need improvement here

    60 ssd is too small, trust me :) OS partition will grown pretty fast with update/cache. make sure u dont fill sdd more than 80% its capacity

    single powerful GPU is better than SLI. it is correct 2x660 will outperform 670, but it will bring more problems too, which i believe u dont want to deal with
  2. thanks for the advice I've been debating on that for a while now. What kind of problems will there be if I go with the 660 sli?
  3. >microstuttering
    >i have seen some ppl in this forum claimed that their 660 sli performs worse. and we have no idea why
    >more powerdraw
    >some games dont utilize SLI
    >and 2x660 actually has 2GB and 192-bit usable
  4. If you don't plan to overclock, you can go with this build. Not sure if you absolutely have to order only from TigerDirect. If you live near a MicroCenter, you can get the 3770k for @229.99 and $40 off select motherboards.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.72 @ Amazon)
    Storage: A-Data S510 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($259.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($259.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill Line Glow ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.00 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: Masscool FDVB12025L1L 52.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($4.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Case Fan: Masscool FDVB12025L1L 52.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($4.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($98.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1458.43
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 10:42 EST-0500)
  5. thanks for the info. I haven't decided on overclocking yet but I want the option to be there if I ever do want to. as for the Graphics cards I'll probably go with the 670 instead.
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