Good gaming Build? Advice needed

First off i got this off of
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module147312351

Case: NZXT Phantom http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146067

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

GPU: ASUS 560TI http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121424

PSU: Antech Earthwatts 750w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371051

RAM: G.Skill 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

CPU: Intel i5 2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227550

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________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
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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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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