Will this be a good gaming system?

I quickly bought a GTX 660 Ti SuperClocked 3GB Gpu as it was on sale for a really good price. Now I know its a Nvidia cards so I'm not entirely sure whether this will be a good build but here we go anyway.

I was watching a build video by Logan and I have pieced these components together:

-Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 SKT-AM3+ Motherboard  

-AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.40 Ghz 8MB Cache Quad-core Processor

-GTX 660 Ti SC 3GB GPU

-Seasonic S12II-520 520W ATX12V Standard PSU

-2x WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM

-Kingston Technology XMP Beast Series 8GB 1866MHz DDR3

Will this be a good build? Will this build work?

no reason to go with 2 WD HD... grab yourself a 2TB HD (like a seasonic barracuda) and a 128GB SSD; call it a day.

Ok good plan, will everything work well together though? I need peoples expertise. haha

seasonic barracuda sorry dude but that made me laugh.

Seagate barracuda

get 1x 2tb seagate barracuda and get amd fx 6300.

he'd see bigger impact from the SSD then he would from the jump from a phenom II to an FX... 

would be 100$ more expensive.

Upgrade your PSU to something more powerful... Something around 700+ watts would be ideal.


that's a 300W system max.  he's already got more then enough power to SLi that 660ti... what's he going to do with more?


really... there is overkill and OVERKILL.  that's serious overkill dude.  No need for a 750W powersupply unless you're going to xfire an overclocked 7970... 

1 Hard drive and a 6300 would be pro-er.

Try this, get rid of the GTX 660 TI and get a 7870 or 7870 XT instead. With the saved money get an FX-6300 instead of the Phenom II. Drop the two hard drives and get a single 2TB and see if you have enough money left over to get an SSD.

I agree this is the way to go the 7870 has more then enough power and a 6 core and ssd would be a well rounded system.

I'm good with this change.  the 7870 is about as good as the 660ti, and a bit cheaper... heck get a 7870 LE (tahiti core), take that saved cash and get a 6300, dump the 2 hd for 1 ssd and 1 hd... 

you'll get a lot more performance out of that build.