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    Advice/Critique my first desktop build

    Trying to build a desktop that can easily run the latest games at medium/high settings. I'd like to be able to run games for the next 3 years, with expectations that I might have to drop to medium/low later on.

    I piggybacked off of Marest's builds for many of these components.

    Q1: Am I going to bottleneck anywhere? If so, where?
    Q2: Any recommendations, specifically with CPU/GPU/Mobo

    CPU--: Intel Core i5-3570K
    GPU--: EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
    MoBo-: ASRock H77 Pro4
    RAM--: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    HD---: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB
    PSU--: SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V
    Case-: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower

    Total Price is ~$736

    Edit: I do not plan on overclocking unless absolutely necessary to play a game.

    Thanks in advance for taking the time to look, read, and comment!
    Last edited by suffer1034; 2012-10-13 at 01:58 AM.

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    A1: No.
    A2: There's no reason to get the "K" model of the 3570 if you don't plan on overclocking. All the "K" means is that it is unlocked and therefore overclockable. Just get the regular 3570.

    I'd bump your HDD up to a Caviar Black model, they're slightly faster.

    Everything else looks good.

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