New build - recommendations?

I'm thinking of buying this:

Asus P6X58D-E
i7 950 3.06ghz
12gb of corsair xms3 cl9 9-9-9-24 ram (6 x 2)
corsair force 120 SSD
asus geforce 470

Thoughts? Anything I should change?
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  1. only mother board . I recomend , "rampage extreme" for best performance
  2. I'll say RAM.. Its never advisable to load all the memory banks right from the word go.. So its better to go for a 3 x 4GB setup.. Also make sure you are using a good PSU..
  3. Without screen resolution (if gaming) and usage, its not possible to critique the 950 or the 470.

    Assuming the 950, there's nothing wrong with the mobo.

    The SSD is OK, assuming you mean this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233107

    Make sure you match those parts with a good psu, and decide whether you want enough power to allow SLI, eg:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009
  4. Stick with the chosen motherboard.

    What is this PC to be used for? 12GB of RAM is overkill for most things.
  5. The pc will primarily be used as a gaming machine, but I also do some video editing for work as well (I have a NAS for the video editing stuff, SSD just for OS). The reason I wanted to get the 12 gig ram kit right of the start is last time I bought 4 gigs and when I was ready to upgrade to 8 I wasn't able to find the exact same ram as I was using. I wanted everything to be matched perfectly.

    My PSU is good, but right now I'll be going single card. When i get my second 470 I'll upgrade the PSU at the same time.

    For SSD I was talking about this one (for the faster write time):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233125

    I think I may get the EVGA Superclocked edition of the 470. Reading reviews and benchmarks it seems to run cooler, I'm not overly concerned about the 0.25 FPS increase from the superclocked but seems like better cooling maybe?

    Thanks guys!
  6. drswaity said:
    The pc will primarily be used as a gaming machine, but I also do some video editing for work as well (I have a NAS for the video editing stuff, SSD just for OS).


    I was going to ask about your storage solution for the rest of your data but you got that covered too ;)
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