This time putting together a computer by my self. Dell can keep there money. My friend is going to help me with it he know what he is doing. I just need to know if i am getting something i do not need. I am trying to keep a red led color through out the build. Thanks for the help
If using an aftermarket cooler, I'd skip any RAM with the tall heat sinks so as to avoid issues w/ clearances to CPU cooler......about the only think they have to do with cool is "looking cool" .... today's RAM doesn't need heat sinks, they have just been retained for "wow appeal". Also, if willing to go $140 for CAS 8, I'd move up to CAS 7 for $15 more.
Lots of changes I can see on that build. No sense going with a 800w+ psu if your not going to use dual vid cards...same with that mobo. One PCI-E slot is all you need. Cut the cost on the h/s, case, cpu, psu, mobo, that over priced RAM, and then use the money saved to get a new vid card and monitor. btw the h/s in this build comes with decent thermal compound...so no need to buy more.