Looking at purchasing my second custom build hardware and looking for people's opinions on it:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K
RAM: G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8GB
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX MB
PSU: Antec High Current Gamer 520W Modular
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560Ti
Case: Corsair Carbide 400R Black Mid-Tower Case
HDD's: Seagate Barracuda 2TB with Samsung 840 Pro Series 120GB SSD
I know the 560Ti is kinda out of date, but as I only have a budget of around the $1000 mark at the moment, I will have to upgrade that at a later date, I also plan on getting a better CPU Cooler when the need comes to overclock the CPU. This system with be designed with gaming in mind and also a little bit future proof.
Anyway how does it look and would you change anything before I decide to go ahead with the purchase?
Looks pretty solid, I'm not sure why you would buy a GTX560Ti though. The only time it's going to be good value is if a retailer is trying to shift stock and is selling them off at a good price. Stuff like the GTX660 and HD7850 have kinda taken over its value niche.
Lose the SSD and go for aa better GPu, 1GB of VRAM isn't enough in these new games that have come out (Crysis 3 is a great example) even BF3 uses close to 2GB of VRAM. Also, I don't know if it matters to you, but I personally think this motherboard looks better, and it's cheaper: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...