After browsing the forums i didnt seem to find anything on helping me tell the compatability of a heatsink/fan combo with the mobo/cpu. I was wondering if i could get some help on how to tell which HS/fan combo's would work with what. For a better reference this is the mobo/cpu that im curious about.
first off, i would recommend the AMD Phenom IIx4 Zosma 960T. Its a 3.0GHz potentially able to unlock to a 6-core cpu. Great OC potential, and that is the only thing i would remmend an aftermarket hsf for. Here is the link to the cpu first, then the HSF if you are planning on OC'ing the cpu.
I only recommend these because i know they are quality boards, and also, your MSI board is out of stock from newegg. Not sure what the price difference is, but i will promise you, its worth it if there is!
Well basically, after the advice you have given me on the cpu/hsf im definately going with what you recommended. The only question I have is whether or not the mobo you referred will work with the rest of my setup. I've replaced many parts in the comps i've had but this will be the first i've built myself and i designed it around the NZXT Vulcan case which is a mATX and being new to this im not sure if that would work. Here's my setup. Let me know what you think.
Also i didnt mention the case fans, case speaker, OS, disk drives, etc... but this computer is basically just gonna be something a little over done for playing WoW and eventually Diablo 3. It's not going to be Crisis 2 game machine and I'm trying to keep it at or around 700 bucks, which with already having the PSU and ram, counting them out, im at $640 give or take
OS will run you $99, unless you have a "friend" that has a copy. a disk drive will run you appr. $20, and speakers will run you appr. $40. I recommend Logitech for your speakers. they make some badass 3.1 speakers, as ive had mine for 7 years now, they are still kickin strong!