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June 6, 2012 2:57:31 PM

I wanted to double check that everything here was compatible. I'll put the SKU numbers for each item on microcenter.com to make it easier. Thanks for the help.

OS: Linux Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit (or latest release)

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 ATX Intel Motherboard [391573]

CPU: Intel Core i5 3450 3.1GHz LGA 1155 Processor [425454]

PSU: OCZ Technology ZS Series 750 Watt ATX Power Supply [606624]

RAM: Viper Xtreme Series 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL 8 Desktop Memory Kit (Two 4GB Memory Modules) [236679]

SSD: Patriot 60GB 2.5" SATA III 6Gb/s Pyro Solid State Drives (SSD) with SandForce 2281 Controller [162446]

GPU: 01G-P3-1460-KR NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card [518191]

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And while I'm at it, is this good for cooling?

Tower: HAF912 Mid Tower ATX Computer Case [889980]

Fans: T.B. Silence 120mm Twister Bearing Case Fan [838391] x5 (2 in, 3 out)

I don't plan on overclocking quite yet, but I do want it to be as cool as possible. I was considering using an electric leaf blower, but they are a little loud :D 
June 6, 2012 4:17:45 PM

Why not a Ivy Bridge cpu?

You can't overclock a i5-2400, not sure what you mean by "I don't plan on overclocking yet".

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June 6, 2012 4:56:46 PM

I hadn't looked that much at the CPUs. I was going off a friend's suggestions for the basic list, but changed most of it out for more powerful parts. I hadn't changed the CPU, but know that I looked it up, the Ivy Bridge i5 3.1GHz is only 10 bucks more. That is definately going into the build. Thanks :D 

What I meant by not overclocking yet is that I won't do it unless I needed to to get the extra performance I would need if the stock version wasn't cutting it. I don't want to risk frying anything, considering the retail prices for the CPU and GPU are 200 dollars each. I care a lot more about making this rig last a while than getting insane performance out of it.
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June 6, 2012 5:23:23 PM

Ok well overclocking is pretty standard today, your going to fry anything unless your overvolting.

I was just telling you that with a i5-2400, you can't overclock more than 100mhz. However with the i5-3450 you can overclock it to 3.6-3.8ghz.
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June 6, 2012 9:38:21 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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