Budget $600 i5-750 build

MOBO: ASUS P7P55D-E LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $154.99

CPU: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - $199.99

RAM: G.SKILL PI 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI - $139.99


TOTAL: $534.92


So I would love to hear any type of suggestions for my build. I will be gaming on this computer, and a lot of audio production.

I am a fan of ASUS mobo's and have been using them for my past few rigs now...but I've heard Gigabyte boards are good overclockers. Are they any better then ASUS, or just about on par?

My ram I dropped down to a 1600 pair because I heard the tighter timings on them were better then the 2000's with higher cas timings. Is this true?

I know the air cooler I picked out isn't the best out there...but it's the best without shelling out $100. Any suggestions on the air cooling I would appreciate as well.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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  1. Looks good for me but I don't know if that tall RAM will not interfere with the HS.
  2. Wrong thread.
  3. Asus and Gigabyte both make good OCing boards. I haven't had any direct experience with the P7P55D-E, but I have used the P7P55D-E Pro, and that is a great OCer. As for the HSF, the Scythe Mugen is a really good HSF. There's a review right here at Tom's, and plenty more around the Web that support that.
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