Computer Build Questions - Primarily GW 2 Focused


Jul 22, 2012
Hello all,

I would just like to start off by saying this community is wonderful, I have already learned so much from hours of reading.

I want to build my first computer in anticipation of GW2, but I also plan on using it for other games. I would like a decent quality gameplay experience, but I don't need maxed out perfection. I've been trying to find the happy medium between price and quality. Right now I have come down to this build:

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: OCZ 600W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $814.76
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

I feel pretty good about most of the build except the GPU and PSU. Will 600-650W be good enough for my build, including if I decide to OC? With regards to the GPU, what is the difference between the different brands making the same card (GTX 560 Ti)? Would it be better to get a 2 gb gpu or is a 1 gb fine such as the one shown? I was also looking at the Radeon 6950 when it was down to 200 but now it is back up to 250. Is there a good chance this would drop again/ would this be a better choice over the gtx?

And just overall, is there anything you guys would change about this build/is anything incompatible?

Thanks in advance, you guys are awesome.
All looks OK OCZ power supplies are not the best but 600W is fine, you will want to get a larger storage drive as well as the SSD. As for the GPU the 7850 is getting close to that price if you can hunt down a bargain but the 560Ti is still good.