First gaming rig - how am i looking

how is my gaming rig and how can i make it cheaper i currently have the following setup

what i allready have:

psu:750w (forgot what the name is)

case: a old case from a setup long ago

what im planning to get:
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Performance LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel $109.00

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K $219.00

DVD Burner: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
$19.99

GPU: GeForce GTX 660 3GB Support Video Card $359.99

RAM:Wintec 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR $289.99

also i have a question.. should i get a fx 8350 or should i go with the i5 3570k oh and as well should i add the PowerColor HD 7870 Myst PCS+ Edition over the 660 ti

the games that i will be playing will be minecraft,metro 2033, halo,cod, battlefield 3,crysis 3, fallout, gta,etc... and how will my setup perform with these on ultra/max settings
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  1. Get a 7950 preferably Sapphire for cost/performance
    Change the RAM to GSkill Ares
    Buy Asrock Extreme,not Performance
    Keep the i5
  2. allanitomwesh said:
    Get a 7950 preferably Sapphire for cost/performance
    Change the RAM to GSkill Ares
    Buy Asrock Extreme,not Performance
    Keep the i5


    other then that though am i good and also is the myst edition better then the sapphire also if i lower the ram down to 8gb will i still be able to run the games
  3. With 2x4 or 4x4 or 2x8 configuration you'll be fine.Games don't use alot of ram,power programs like Aftereffects do.2x8 gives the highest possibility of expanding ram.
    Although a good capable card,it's still a 7870 and an OC 7950 will still beat it performance wise.
  4. allanitomwesh said:
    Get a 7950 preferably Sapphire for cost/performance
    Change the RAM to GSkill Ares
    Buy Asrock Extreme,not Performance
    Keep the i5


    alright so i pretty much got my build done except im thinking about getting the Asus z77 sabertooth motherboard and also should i get the gtx 670 instead of the 7950
  5. Get the 670 its a better card
    Get the Asus V Pro instead
  6. allanitomwesh said:
    Get the 670 its a better card
    Get the Asus V Pro instead


    thx for the help
  7. Your welcome. And beware of Crysis 3 on Ultra. Medium is pretty enough.
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