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Default Final suggestions on my new build?

Hello all, I'm new to all of this, so it's my first build - but I've had some advice making the build so far. Here's what I have: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DpxO.

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Swap the VGA for a 7950 (the cheapest you can find), the PSU for a lower output, higher quality unit (Seasonic G 450, Rosewill Capstone 450, etc), the cooler also. And if you can stretch your budget, squeeze an SSD in there.
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Why switch to a 7950? Best one for the cheapest price I can find is http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powerco...79503gbd52dhv4
The clock is slower & I'm not sure if I'll be using crossfire. Although I'm not smart with computers so I'll need some help with this.
Also, will the cooling not be good enough for my build?

Sorry about all the questions, I'm trying to get the very best for my money since this is my first build!
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Clocks arent' really relevant, unless you compare cards with the same chip (e.g. HD7950 with another HD7950). HD7950 seems like a slightly faster card than GTX660Ti on overall.

Just to make sure - you will be overclocking the CPU, right?
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I don't think i'll OC a whole lot, I don't see the need unless I'm playing a game a year down the road or so, or a high demanding game such as crysis 3.
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The 7950 instead of the 660 Ti because it's a superior GPU (& card) in all regards except power draw, and it costs about the same.

The CNPS14X as opposed to the 212 for the exact same reason, (vastly) superior cooler at a marginal cost difference.
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Which PSU do you think I should be going with?
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