Hi, I'm new to this website. I have been out of computer modding for about 3 or 4 years, and my computer which I purchased in 2001, well to say the least its time for a new one. Thats why I'm here! I've dissassembled and put computer parts together and stuff but this will be my first actual build from the ground up with all new parts. I work at McDonalds so I have a limited budget so I'm putting together a 'budget' i7 system, not trying to go crazy with money but want a pc that will last me for along while. But if you guys could be my doublecheckers to make sure I'm heading in the right direction with this build making sure everything is compatible that would be awesome!
CPU: Intel Core i7 920 Nahelem (from what I understand it's pointless to get the 950 or the 975 since the 920 can be easily overclocked, but also could someone help me find out if the i7 processors from newegg have the D0 stepping I understand those versions stay cooler and I can't figure out if that is the version newegg is selling)
If you will be only doing light Overclocking up to 3.2ghz you could probally get away with using Intel Stock HSF Cooler. But I would suggest you get this one below anyway.
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail $44.98 Free Shipping* http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...