I built this for my love and passion for gaming and couldn't be happier.
I sure as hell had fun putting this beast together. :)
EDIT: The CPU is actually the i5-3570k 3.8GHz. I mis-picked on the build.
Did you mis-pick the CPU on this site or did you actually buy a locked CPU, an unlocked chipset, and an aftermarket cooler?
I actually got the 3570k. My apologies.
No problem. Always gotta check, it's going to be one of those things most people are just going to see and assume that you're stupid or something, and then criticize your build for.
You can change it I think.
Can it run games at fairly high settings?
It can run every high-end game on the market right now at Ultra with very high FPS.
could it run them while recording them?
show us the guts!!!
Did you buy a locked CPU with a Z77 motherboard? Or did you just hit the wrong CPU?
Why just a 660 ti? :(
What do you mean, JUST a 660 ti? It's enough to power most games at 1080p, and can be overclocked to reach almost the same performance as a 670.
But the 670 can be overclocked to (when you're very good at it) even further than a 680... ;) There isn't that much of a price difference between a 660Ti and a 670, so that would be a better choice (in my opinion ;) )