PSU - Stick with Antec, Corsair, XFX or Seasonic. XFX has some good deals going with rebates at the moment. 650w is penty of power for a single GPU. Look toward an 850w if planning on a SLI upgrade down the road.
Would definitely go with a corsiair psu. The hyper 212 will do the same for 30 bucks. You should also look into some smaller ram. The vengeance is to tall and won't fit in with alot of CPU coolers. if your going to get a ssd look at the crucial m4 they have alot better reliability. All I've heard is bad things about the ocz's.
And as far as the heat sinks on the ram, it feels like there are so many different opinions on them. I have seen benchmarks going both ways. Ill look into it a little more.
I have seen a lot of good reviews on OCZ ZS Series lately...as well as their new gen SSD's, also it almost doubles the speed of the crucial SSD's. Ill look into that.
And im a little 1 sided about the heat sink...due to how good it looks
Thanks for the input!
I got that motherboard and it works really good. Asus has a easy to use bios system for beginners. No matter what SSD you go with its going to be fast. My windows loads up in about 8 seconds on my SSD. Starcraft loads a level in about 5 seconds. So either way speed is going to be fast. Its a good chunk on change to throw down for such little space so i would go with the more reliable brand. Plus crucial has 64gb compared to 60gb. I dont think heatsinks for the ram is a must, and ive seen alot of videos with people having problems installing there ram with there CPU cooler because its so tall and hits the fan.
On SSD - Quote: also it almost doubles the speed of the crucial SSD's. Ill look into that.End quote.
First I have 2 x 102 gig Agility III, 2 128 gig Cucial M4s and recently bought the Samsung 830. Reason for the Samsung 830 was to replace the Agility III - I do NOT regreat it!
FORGET Sequencial read/write benchmarks, they are NOT indicive of Real Life preformance for a small OS =Program drive.
My M4's run circles around the Agility III. The overall score using AS SSD was 62% higher with M4's than with the Agility III.
I will agree that The SF22xx based drives have improved their "user" problems.
Manuf always advertize The scores under Ideal conditions, not real life. They emphasis Sequential read/write scores using a bench mark program that use data that is readily compressable. The SF22xx Loves data that is highly compressable, Unfortunately real life is closer to compressed data (for an OS + Program drive). Comparisions useing PC vantage are much closer to real life and show that there is little differnce between top end SSDs. Agillity III is not the bottom end, but close to for SATA III SSDs. You will also notice that the SSDs that are benchmarked are the Higher capacity drives - reason manuf send the Higher capacity drives is that they are faster than there lower capacity cousin - a 256 gig M4 will score higher than the same drive in 128 gig capacity.
On Ram - I go for functionality - Kind of partial to the Ripjaw line. The lower the profile, while staying cool, the better.
My I5-2500k - 16 gigs Ripjaws, 1600-CL7. My I5-750 has 8gigs identical.