As mentioned, this is my first build. Would the Cooler Master CPU fan be necessary? I'm afraid I will mess up the installation when connecting it to my CPU. If you think it really is needed for gaming, I will do it though.
Also, will 8gb of memory be enough? If I were to double that to 16, would that be too much? Would any of it be wasted?
And finally, if I order these components, will they come with everything I need to build my computer (besides a screwdriver and twist-ties)? Or will I need to go out and buy more cables/etc?
spend 350bucks on a pentiumG530 or something and 1000 bucks on a awesome monitor...... nah scratch that.
actually I do advise for you to wait for ivy bridge and see if any price drop happens, if sandy prices drops, go for sandy as the performance for ivy is not really that much greater as it should be like a tick and the tock the one after ivy which should be like 1150 socket or something is a better buy, but your choice go ivy if you want