This is my first gaming build ever, after I have been using my laptop (i5, GT525m) for gaming/school but I wasn't able to play any game more than low settings. I am really pleased with it and what it can do. It can play any game I throw at it at max settings. I know you are going to tell me why not 7870, well because I got the 660 for $219 + Dirt 3 and $150 Nvidia free to play credit which I'm going to sell them for $70 >> video card total = $150 :D. The total was $920 with one $10 rebate (YAY no dealing with rebates) very nice price for what I got. The only problem I had when I was plugging the Cooler Master fans but the cable was too short (about 4 inches shorter than my other fans) and you know 4 inches is a big deal inside the case, so I had to change ALL my fans setting. Also, I noticed that the RAM was running at 1333 so I had to change that too.Other than the CM fans I recommend every part.
I successfully overclocked the cpu to 4.0 with good temps so far. Going to do some more overclocking in the future. All comments are welcome :)
- in BF3 50 fps average and 70 fps when away from fight just to clear the the confusion on what I have in the picture