Hi everyone, this is going to be my first build and I am looking for some opinions on the parts that I chose for this build. I'm not looking to overclock because I'm a newbie still, but may dwell into it in the future. any feedback on the build is welcome!
cpu cooler- cm hyper 212
Video Card-sapphire hd6870
Mobo-Asrock extreme3 gen 3
HDD-Seagate 200gb(from old desktop), may get a 120gb ssd as a boot drive and for games
Memory-Kingston Hyperx blu 8gb (2x4gb) 1600
Power supply-OCZ Modxstream 600w modular
Case- cm storm scout
optical drive- lg dvd/cd combo
RAM bad call . You need 1.5 volt or less for sandy bridge processors or the warranty is voided
The 200 gig HDD? Are you sure its SATA ? If not you will need an add in card to add an IDE connector so it may be cheaper just to buy a new hard drive.
You can use a smaller cheaper SSD as a cache drive and get almost as big a performance boost .
Thanks outlander for the quick response, are there any specific memories you would recommend? what do you think about the g.skill ripjaws or the corsair vengeance 8gb dual channel kits? and yes, the hard drive is a SATA, my old desktop is from 04/05 when the technology was transitioning, it had a IDE cd drive w/ sata hard drive and an AGP video card slot. weird combo ahaha. but i'm definitely considering a 60gb ssd to store my OS and my programs/games