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About to order it! Is everything good?($800)

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July 26, 2011 2:33:21 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Tomorrow/ASAP
Budget Range: 650-800ish (After Rebates)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, photoshop, music/movies/net
Parts Not Required: Have everything but the listed parts already.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, mwave, amazon?, others?(USA)
Country of Origin: USA
Overclocking: Yes! (CPU and RAM, possible GPU in future)
SLI or Crossfire: Yes, in the future(new GPU or 2 when i have more $$ in a month)

Additional Comments: I have everything ready I think, just wanting to run it past your wisdom to make sure thing will work out smoothly or if I should make any changes before I order tomorrow.

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Mobo+CPU - i5 2500k + MSI P67A-G43 (B3)
$310 after rebate


8gb RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
$80
(i dont really know anything about OCing RAM, this stuff a good choice? I want 8GB)


128gb SSD - OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC
$230

or are these better choices: (was aiming for the bottom 2 until the recent article)
$195 -Solid 3
$230 - Crucial RealSSD C300
$300 - Patriot Wildfire


CPU Fan($30-40ish) - I really have no clue which one would be best for OC, and what fits(heard stories about memory + fan fighting for space). These were the ones I was thinking of, which is best/or another?

ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - $31 after rebate
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V REV.W with ACK-I5361 120mm CPU Cooler - $33 after rebate

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - $30


I can then finish it with a student copy of windows 7 for $45, bringing the total to around $705


If I need/want these in the future, will these work?
PSU - $70
Storage HDD (if my current ones die/i need room) - $60


Thank you all for your continuous help, looking forward to ordering parts tomorrow/this week with your approval :D 

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July 26, 2011 2:34:47 AM

I have a Radeon HD 5570, and some old cases/powersupplies/HDD to use until I get more $$ in a month for new gfx cards/PSU/extras
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July 26, 2011 3:27:35 AM

for gaming, 5570 is too weak imo.
get a 560ti or 6950 instead of an ssd.
go with the cm hyper 212+.great cooler, personal experiences.
the hdd samsung is really nice.
psu is nice too.
else looks fine

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July 26, 2011 3:46:31 AM

i was gonna upgrade graphics stuff in a month when i have another $1k to work with, 5570 is fine til then.

I really want a 120-128gb SSD(rather set things up now instead of in a month a second time), just curious which one is best.
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July 26, 2011 4:28:00 AM

OCZ Solid 3 SLD3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC will be nice
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July 26, 2011 4:41:32 AM

conclave said:
i was gonna upgrade graphics stuff in a month when i have another $1k to work with, 5570 is fine til then.

I really want a 120-128gb SSD(rather set things up now instead of in a month a second time), just curious which one is best.

check out the corsair force 3 120gb
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July 26, 2011 4:49:46 AM

mobo & cpu- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... the mobo you posted has heat problems 325$

ram- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 43$

ssd- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 210$ the new sandforce ssd's are not very reliable but are fast you may want to look at the crucial m4- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 219$

cpu cooler- hyper 212 plus http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10... 30$

good choice on the hdd and psu.

gpu- if you have the money- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 195$
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July 26, 2011 4:58:59 AM

really? the reviews on those items arent so stellar, and TH just recommended this SSD a couple days ago..

just curious if someone can confirm those issues/changes i should make
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July 26, 2011 5:01:44 AM

conclave said:
really? the reviews on those items arent so stellar, and TH just recommended this SSD a couple days ago..

just curious if someone can confirm those issues/changes i should make

all of the new sandforce ssd's are not reliable. i saw the review. the m4 is way more reliable but slower. in the end it is your call
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July 26, 2011 8:30:36 PM

would it be better to get the SSD and w7 in a month and let things get figured out/prices drop?
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July 26, 2011 9:28:44 PM

its already 230 ? :D  waiting a month and installing everything a second time in a month isnt worth only 30$ savings imo. and im a student so i can get win7 for 30 (45 w/disk).

Anyone heard of the motherboard heat issue mjmjpfaff mentioned?
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July 27, 2011 5:28:14 AM

i have. does that count?
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