The Best £1000 Mini-ITX Build?- Advice pls

Intel Core i7 3770K £243
Asus P8Z77-I DELUXE £142
16GB Corsair Low Profile 1600Mhz CL9 RAM £69
eVGA GTX 660 Ti FTW 2GB £237
Bitfenix Prodigy £65
XFX 550W PSU £51
Corsair H100 Refurbished £60
Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD £70
Seagate Barracuda 500GB HDD £46
Bitfenix Spectre Pro 200mm Fan £15

TOTAL: £998 + OS

I do light gaming: minecraft, but intend to replace my console with this in the future. I am also a heavy user of Adobe Creative Suite: photoshop and illustrator, not so much video editing.

I have a £1000 maximum budget and wondered the communities thoughts on my selections.

Could I switch to the 3570K and maybe spend more on the GPU, or will the 660Ti satisfy my needs?

Thnx in advance
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  1. If I were you I'd go for a 7970. For the same price, or a little more you can get one of the OC'd 7970's 3GB and they come with Far Cry 3, Hitman Absolution, and Sleeping Dogs for free.

    Gigabyte ATI Radeon 7950 HD 900Mhz OC for £234.99
    http://www.dabs.com/products/gigabyte-ati-radeon-7950-hd-800mhz-3gb-pci-e-hdmi-windforce-3x-oc-7XN5.html?utm_source=td&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_content=TB00?ReferrerID=tb&utm_source=td&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_content=TB00

    XFX 7950 3GB Black DD Edition 900Mhz
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-xfx-radeon-hd-7950-double-d-black-ghost-hcell-5500mhz-gddr5-900mhz-1792-cores-hdmi-mini-dp


    Everything else looks pretty good, the i7 will be much better for CS6 than the i5.
  2. All looks good to me, just be aware that although that case is a mini ITX, it isn't all that small. There are mATX cases that are smaller.

    The GTX 660Ti looks good, anything more than that might get a bit too hot.

    EDIT: The Silverstone FT03B-Mini is quite a lot smaller and can still house a real gaming machine. Looks better too in my opinion, that's worth a look.

    EDIT2: If you like the idea of something smaller, this would be good:

    Intel Core i7-3770
    2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600Mhz 1.5v C10
    Gigabyte GA-H77N-WIFI
    EVGA GTX 660Ti 2GB (Blower style cooler, they work better in this case. Also this card is short enough to fit.)
    Crucial M4 128GB
    Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM
    Silverstone SST-ST45SF-G 450W (Modular and 80+ Gold)
    Silverstone FT03S-Mini
    Scythe Shuriken Rev B

    Total - £934.80 on www.scan.co.uk

    Basically the same performance minus overclocking (which you are basically going to want to give up in a mini ITX build anyway) in a smaller package. This will probably be a bit quieter as well.
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