My (hopefully) new build

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  1. Case - fine
    CD/DVD drive - questionable -Look at LiteOn or Asus instead
    Hard Drive - fine
    Video card - great
    PSU - fine
    Memory - good quality (check compatibility)
    Motherboard - read reviews
    CPU - fine
    Heatsink - fine

    Look at this motherboard instead: http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=160-SB-E689-KR&family=Motherboard%20Family&series=Intel%20Z68%20Series%20Family&sw=5 - pricey, but worth the money!
  2. Ubrales said:
    Case - fine
    CD/DVD drive - questionable -Look at LiteOn or Asus instead
    Hard Drive - fine
    Video card - great
    PSU - fine
    Memory - good quality (check compatibility)
    Motherboard - read reviews
    CPU - fine
    Heatsink - fine

    Look at this motherboard instead: http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=160-SB-E689-KR&family=Motherboard%20Family&series=Intel%20Z68%20Series%20Family&sw=5 - pricey, but worth the money!

    what do you mean check compatibility with the memory?
  3. Please list the component names....links are nice but your giving everyone RSI with the clickfest :)

    Dump the tall heatsinks. The only cooling effect of these big coolers is that they "look cool". While they served a purpose (when they were effective) w/ DDR2, they are absolutely useless on DDR3.

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=773&Itemid=67&limit=1&limitstart=1
    Quote:
    At more than 2" tall in certain areas the Corsair Vengeance could pose a problem for users like me who use large coolers such as the Scythe Mugen 2. I was able to use the Corsair Vengeance only after I mounted the fan on my cooler on the backside. Size is definitely a concern with heat spreaders of this size and therefore I encourage users to check that they will have enough space under their heatsinks before purchasing the Corsair Vengeance kit.


    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=773&Itemid=67&limit=1&limitstart=6
    Quote:
    The problem I have with the Corsair Vengeance is the same I have with many kits of RAM on the market. Companies insist on putting large coolers on their RAM and it limits the choice in CPU heatsinks that can be used within users system. DDR3 does not require these elaborate coolers with its lower voltages which translate to lower temperatures then RAM saw during the DDR, and DDR2 era. Corsair is correcting this with low profile versions of its Vengeance line but ultimately I would like to see the average size of coolers drop instead of having to look for specific low profile versions of a memory line.


    Same specs, low profile
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233196

    I'd get the 560 Ti over the 570 .... when paired, in Guru3D's game test suite, the 570's ($640 for two) get 873 fps to the 900 MHz 560's ($410 for two) 862 ....$70 more takes you from 524 fps for the single 570 to the 862 for the twin 560's .... that's a 65% increase for $70 !

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363

    Plus ya get two Batman games :)

    As for the MoBo. I won't go near any MoBo manufacturer that doesn't offer an industry standard 3 year warranty. I figure what do they know that I don't (i.e. where they bought their caps)

    And do ya need Z68 ? read this to see.

    http://www.ukgamingcomputers.co.uk/difference-between-h67-p67-z68-and-h61-chipsets-a-22.html

    CPU cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185168

    TIM:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
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