PC Build - ~£600

Hello,

I will be building a system over the next could of weeks hopefully and had a spec in mind,

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£145.20 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£68.48 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£31.57 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£212.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Inwin MANA137 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£4.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£56.50 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£59.94 @ Aria PC)
Total: £628.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-28 15:27 GMT 0000)

Could anyone give some feedback on choices and potential improvements? I have not kept up very well with developments within the last couple of years and am a bit out of touch.

Budget is around £650, the main thing that tempts me is a SSD something like this - http://www.dabs.com/products/sandisk-240gb-extreme-sata-6gb-s-2-5--solid-state-drive-80C1.html?src=3

Also for the graphics this caught my eye - http://www.amazon.co.uk/660Ti-GeForce-Nvidia-Graphics-PCI-E/dp/B008YRUGCI/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1356708700&sr=1-2 - potentially saving me ~£30

Usage:
- Battlefield 3
- Arma 2 - 3
- ?Dayz Standalone
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Occasional video transcoding
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  1. And thanks in advance for replies,

    Steve
  2. looks fine to me :)
  3. That was quick, thanks! Looking forward to getting a decent PC again, its been far too long.
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