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I have picked out these parts. Please give me your input.

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231311
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy $139.99
PLEXTOR Black BD Combo SATA Model PX-B320SA LightScribe Support
Item #: N82E16827249050
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $20.00 Mail-in Rebate
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GAD3-US 800W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817171057
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$10.00 Instant $169.99
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136313
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$10.00 Instant $139.99
LIAN LI PC-7FNWX Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811112262
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $199.99
CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835181010
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $78.99
Scythe KQ01-BK-3.5 "KAZE Q" Fan Controller
Item #: N82E16811998065
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $18.99
ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU TOP/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ ATI Eyefinity
Item #: N82E16814121370
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy $284.99
Intel Core i7-875K Lynnfield 2.93GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Unlocked Desktop Processor BX80605I7875K
Item #: N82E16819116368
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy -$20.00 Instant $349.99
MSI Big Bang-XPower LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813130289
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy $299.99

I'll be doing programming, some music recording and a few games.

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  1. It wont work, you have an LGA 1366 board with an LGA 1156 CPU. Its also not a very good pick of the parts, i would go with an i7 950, a good air cooler, a standard Caviar Black drive, and a 3x2GB kit.

    i7 950 $295
    Thermaltake Frio $59
    1TB Caviar Black $90
    3x2GB 1600MHz CL7 Gskill Pi Series $155
    XFX 850W PSU $150 - $20MIR

    Saves you $79 before $20 MIR, gives you a CPU that will work with that board, a better cooler, and a much better PSU, that Coolermaster unit only has a 2 year warranty which is far from inspiring.
  2. good catch hunter but i would go with samsung spinpoint f3. Also your cpu you picked might be fast but your gpu will be bottlenecking your system when it comes to gaming. trie to atleast get 5870 or wait til the 6000 series comes out.
  3. Hunter's HDD is faster, albeit more expensive. Also, it doesn't appear like the OP is going to be doing much intense gaming. Any particular reason for that high end of a motherboard? You could probably do a little better on the PSU too -
    PSU: XFX Black Edition 750W -$130-

    Finally, you may want to fill out the Build Advice form in my signature.
  4. OK. So I've taken Hunter's advice on everything but the power supply. I'd really like to stick with a PS that has modular connectors is possible. Is there one you would recommend with that feature?

    Also, why the fan cpu cooler instead of the liquid cooler?

  5. The XFX units linked by me and Jkaerlent are both semi modular units with a few hard wired cables like the 24pin main and the 8 pin CPU power connector, but the majority of them are modular.

    The sealed liquid coolers like the H50 while they are pretty good for shorter cases that cant fit a full tower heatsink, they dont perform as well as a big tower heatsink that costs less does since they dont have as much surface area on their fins or fans that are quite as strong.
  6. Good points. The case I'm getting is not a full tower. Would the cooler you recommend still fit? Also, I'm hoping to stay as quiet as possible also.

  7. Yeah, it will still fit fine, thats a pretty wide case you have there. What i meant by full tower in that case was a 120mm fan on the cooler rather than the smaller ones with 92mm or 80mm fans.
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