First Time Builder!!! Need input plz!

Case - Antec 900
Cpu - Intel Core 2 Duo e6300
Cooling - Scythe Infinity probably with AS5
Mobo- Gigabyte DS3
Ram - G.Skill 2x1gig pc2 6400 4-4-3-5 timings
Psu - Corsair 620w HX modular
Video Card - undecided
Hard Drives - 1 74gb Raptor, 1 500gb WD


This is my first build. Got some practice by taking apart a custom computer I ordered online several years ago then putting it back together. Put some as5, and did a really good job with cable management. Need some thoughts on those who have similar builds. I will be overclocking to about 2.8-3.1ghz. Got the 6300 through Intel purchase program. Ive read tons of stuff about the DS3 and it looks like its perfect for me, but then I saw 965 Asus board similar in price that overclocks well now too. If I can get some pointers or recommendations, that would be great. Also, any other good ram choices? The Gskill I selected had the lowest timings and overclock great. Love the site. Thanks
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  1. Anyone?!?
  2. What kind of graphics do you need? Do you play new games and what's your monitor's resolution?

    Everything looks pretty good although you could probably save a little money on the power supply but that's not really important. The Raptor, though, is generally a waste of money. You'd be better off spending the $200 or whatever it is on CPU or graphics.
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    What kind of graphics do you need? Do you play new games and what's your monitor's resolution?

    Everything looks pretty good although you could probably save a little money on the power supply but that's not really important. The Raptor, though, is generally a waste of money. You'd be better off spending the $200 or whatever it is on CPU or graphics.



    i play some newer games like HL2, but not really concerned about my graphics card yet. will prob be getting an x1650 for like $50 from a friend. i chose that power supply since i will be overclocking, with prob 3-4 hard drives. and i really wanted a good modular power supply. my main concern is my mobo choices. i was looking at the DS3 and also at the asus 650i board. i got two raptors for a really good price i couldnt pass up.
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