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New build (i7/P55)

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December 25, 2009 2:29:23 AM

Doing a new build for gaming real soon, wanted to get some thoughts/ideas/comments.

Already have
OCZGX600 600W OCZ PSU
WD1500HLFS Velociraptor Western Digital 10k RPM 150Gb HDD
HD5870 Sapphire ATI 5870 1Gb Video Card
P160W Antec ATX P160W Case

Thinking about getting those 3
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
EVGA 160-LF-E659-KR LGA 1156 Intel P55 Classified 200 SLI Extended ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
G.SKILL Trident+Turbulence 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17066) Desktop Memory Model F3-17066CL9Q-8GBTDS - Retail


I want a good mobo that's gonna last a while and some ram I'd ideally wouldn't have to change until i trash the whole set. Since it's for gaming I figured the i7 860 would be the best choice (without going with insane prices) of all i7's due to it's better single/dual core turbo-modes.
Figuring I'm probably going to want to overclock a bit within a year, i'll also need a better CPU heatsink+fan. I checked out a bunch of coolermaster products and can't really make up my mind. The rest of the components should be fine for a while heat wise since the aluminum case is really cool and there's a lot of vent.

Any comments/incompatibilities/ideas greatly appreciated. (and Merry Christmas!)

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December 25, 2009 5:19:21 AM

Looks good to me,however you can get DDR3 1066/1333Mhz RAM with CL7 timings and you can save some bucks too (plus you get lower timings :)  ).
Others look fine to me
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