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

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.

-----------------------------------PARTS--------------------------------------------

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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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. OCZ Solid 3 SLD3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC will be nice
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. would it be better to get the SSD and w7 in a month and let things get figured out/prices drop?
  9. here is windows 7 for 80$- http://www.frys.com/product/6028088?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
    i would wait for sandforce ssd prices to drop. they have already dropped a lot. if it keeps on this trend you should get a vertex 3 for around 200$
  10. 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?
  11. i have. does that count?
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