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October 1, 2011 10:39:53 PM

First off i got this off of
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module14731235...

Case: NZXT Phantom http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: ASUS 560TI http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Antech Earthwatts 750w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.Skill 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel i5 2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Tell me what you guys think?




1. Are all the parts listed compatible with each other?
2.Should/Could I need to remove/add any unnecessary parts or components
3.Do I need a aftermarket heatsink?(I plan to overclock when my computer start to not be able to handle a few games)

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EDIT: Removed SSD
October 2, 2011 1:28:50 AM

1) The parts are compatible.

2) You are missing a DVD or Bluray drive. SSD is not really needed but it does make boots and response time faster.
If you don't already have it, remember to get 64-bit Windows 7. Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit is between $80-$100.

3) Yes, you need an aftermarker HSF for overclocking, and it will anyway make your computer run cooler and quieter.

You really should be getting a SataIII SSD. OCZ Vertex 3 or Crucial M4 for example.
And I would recommend getting 1.5V CAS9 1600Mhz memory instead, very little difference in price and offers the best bang for buck performance.

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October 2, 2011 1:36:44 AM

rvilkman said:
1) The parts are compatible.

2) You are missing a DVD or Bluray drive. SSD is not really needed but it does make boots and response time faster.
If you don't already have it, remember to get 64-bit Windows 7. Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit is between $80-$100.

3) Yes, you need an aftermarker HSF for overclocking, and it will anyway make your computer run cooler and quieter.

You really should be getting a SataIII SSD. OCZ Vertex 3 or Crucial M4 for example.
And I would recommend getting 1.5V CAS9 1600Mhz memory instead, very little difference in price and offers the best bang for buck performance.


Thanks you :D 
Im sorry for asking for too much but can you link me to the parts you just described thanks
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October 2, 2011 9:06:30 AM

For SSD Here are a couple of choices:

Crucial M4 64GB $109.99
OCZ Agility 3 60GB $107.99 ( before $20 MIR )
OCZ Vertex 3 60GB $134.99 ( before $10 MIR )
( which really is so expensive that getting the 120GB would be much much more worth it)
OCZ Verted 3 120GB $209.99 ( before $20 MIR )

HSF:
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ $26.99

Memory:
Gskill RipjawsX 2x4GB 1.5V CAS8 1600Mhz $55.99 ( with CC ends tomorrow )
Gskill Sniper 2x4GB 1.5V CAS9 1600Mhz $49.99
Gskill RipjawsX 2x4GB 1.5V CAS9 1600Mhz $51.99

DVD writer:
Lite-On 24x DVD writer $19.99 + free shipping




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