Need help with specs and getting a gtx660?

Currently have:
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Intel Core i5 3550 Quad Core @ 3.3 Ghz
8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM (x2 4GB)
1TB Seagate SATA III Hard Drive
Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
Samsung SATA DVDRW optical Drive
Antec 300 Gaming Case
OCZ 500W Modular Power Supply
Asrock H61M-GS Motherboard
nVidia GTX 560 1GB Graphics Card
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I want to get a GTX660 for ENB's on Skyrim and playing Crysis 3 and other newer games much more smoothly.

I don't know if the case actually utilizes the parts well I.E the HDD, the ddr3 and the gtx660 having ddr5 compatability, and the mobo compatability with the stuff.

Need some expert advice ;)
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  1. All your parts are being utilized to the best of their abilities.

    Here is a 560 vs 660 comparison: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/543?vs=660
  2. Looks like I need to just get the gtx 660 then. I mainly need it for the vram (enb needs it) and a bit of futureproofing.

    The case doesnt have usb 3.0 though and someone said something about 1333mhz and 1600mhz incompatability or something to do with the hdd not getting the most out of the parts/case?

    And also I could get an ssd?

    Btw tiny voices thanks for the quick reply :)

    Edit: also theres only 1 fan?
  3. Yes, you can get an SSD.

    The hard drive has nothing to do with the other parts. Someone is lying to you.

    Your computer will support 1600mhz RAM no issue.

    You don't need usb 3.0. Grab a case with usb 2.0 from panel ports.

    Everything here will work perfectly fine. Get a usb 2.0 case and call it a day.
  4. Thanks!
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