Hello. I'm new to building. Can someone check over my build and let me know of any problems or suggestions? Thanks.
PARTS I already have.
-Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 SATA 3Gb/s 1.5-TB Hard Drive
PARTS I plan on getting.
-Intel i7-2600K CPU
-ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) Motherboard
-Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 Vengeance 8GB PC12800 DDR3 1600Mhz 2x4096MB 8-8-8-24 1.5v RAM
-PNY VCGGTX560TXPB-OC XLR8 Geforce 560 Ti 1GB VIDEO CARD
-Samsung SH-222AB/BEBE Internal DVD Writer-DVD+R22X, DVD+RW8X, DVD-RW6X, DVD-RAM12X CD-R48X Optical Drive
-Logitech MK520 Wireless Mouse & Keyboard
-Samsung BX2231 21.5" LED Monitor
-Corsair HX750W PSU
-CM Centurion 5 ATX Mid-Tower Case
I will be using dual monitor setup with a 40" HDCP LCD. I will be doing video/sound editing, a little number crunching and enthusiast gaming. Please tell me what you think. Am I forgeting something? Thanks.
MoBo - I won't do any build whereby the moBo manufacturer doesn't offer an industry standard 3 year warranty. Asrock gives ya 2 years on the B3 boards, 1 year on the others. Suggest Asus, MSI, Gigabyte or anyone else that offers 3 years.
RAM - Vengeance heat sinks are problematic. The only cooling effect of these big coolers is that they "look cool". While they served a purpose (when they were effective) w/ DDR2, they are absolutely useless on DDR3.
At more than 2" tall in certain areas the Corsair Vengeance could pose a problem for users like me who use large coolers such as the Scythe Mugen 2. I was able to use the Corsair Vengeance only after I mounted the fan on my cooler on the backside. Size is definitely a concern with heat spreaders of this size and therefore I encourage users to check that they will have enough space under their heatsinks before purchasing the Corsair Vengeance kit.
The problem I have with the Corsair Vengeance is the same I have with many kits of RAM on the market. Companies insist on putting large coolers on their RAM and it limits the choice in CPU heatsinks that can be used within users system. DDR3 does not require these elaborate coolers with its lower voltages which translate to lower temperatures then RAM saw during the DDR, and DDR2 era. Corsair is correcting this with low profile versions of its Vengeance line but ultimately I would like to see the average size of coolers drop instead of having to look for specific low profile versions of a memory line.