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Small Form Factor Gaming Rig - Need Advice


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This will be my 3rd build but haven't kept up with the latest. I was inspired by a recent article since one of the 2 rigs I built was a SFF rig. Would appreciate suggestions on all, but particularly the graphics card. This is what I selected at just under $2k.
Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz LGA 1155
GIGABYTE GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS
ASUS GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) ENGTX580
SILVERSTONE Sugo SG01-BF Black Computer Case
SeaSonic X Series X-850 (SS-850KM Active PFC F3) 850W Power Supply
2 X CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Memory
Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2CCA 2.5" MLC Internal SSD
After rebates it is still under $2000.
Some questions.
Is this the right motherboard?
Any issues with the Crucial M4 SSD?
What about the GPU? Any advice?
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Is this the right motherboard?


For what?

Note that Gigabyte, like all motherboard makers, post QVLs - qualified vendors lists - for on the motherboard's webpage for RAM and CPUs that are compatible with that board. Buy the CPU from that list. Buy RAM from this list, or with the same specs as those listed. They can test all the CPUs that will fit that socket, but there's no way they can test all the RAM out there.

Also, I don't see a 64-bit OS listed.
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