New build: CPU, Mobo and memory

So, I need to update my system. Just need to upgrade CPU, mobo and memory.
Primarily a gaming machine.

This is what I have so far.

Thoughts and input are greatly appreciated.

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Deneb 3.2ghz 4 x 412kb L2 Cache 6mb L3 cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3332167&SID=

Looking for a motherboard and was wondering if this would be a good fit:

ASRock
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3332167&SID=

I am not going to do any OC'ing. Will be buying DDR3 memory.
Will have two, maybe three HD's in the system as well as a DVD burner.

Found some memory. What about these two:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3332167&SID=

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211409&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3332167&SID=

I believe the memory above would work with the above mobo?

Thanks.

Sektor
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  1. Thanks for your help.

    Upgrading from a Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4ghz (about 4 years old). :)

    Just out of curiosity, what is the main differences between the RAM i posted and the RAM you posted? Sorry, I am just behind the times in understanding technology.

    Price is always nice as well.

    Thanks!

    SEktor
  2. The first kit has the same specs as the ripjaws, but instead of heatsinks it saves you 5$. The second kit has better latency (not super relevant) and lower voltage.
  3. if you aren't overclocking, look into the 965 or 970 instead. the prime advantage of the 955 is it's lower cost for overclocking.
  4. ScrewySqrl said:
    if you aren't overclocking, look into the 965 or 970 instead. the prime advantage of the 955 is it's lower cost for overclocking.


    Good to know. Thanks. I guess if I decide to OC, this would be a good chip then?

    Pairing this with an ASRock mobo and 4gigs DDR3 1600 memory.
  5. should work fine.

    if you want to overclock, you'll want an aftermarket CPU Cooler. Try a Kingwin XT-1264 or a CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ as excellent low-priced coolers with fantastic cooling.
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