1) Pass on the third-party cooler until you know you need it.
2) 8GB of RAM is more than enough for a gaming system. Unless you are working in large digital files (in excess of 8GB is size) more is not needed.
3) Don't know enough about SSD brands to guide you, but you're at about the right size.
Those look fine but why a Micro ATX vs Full ATX that case has room to spare.
I take exception to the closed loop haters I have a H100 on my I5 2500k running a OC to 4.5 and never see higher that 64c temps.
I have had this chip to 5.0 and it stayed low 70s and I only run 2 fans on the RAD Aerocool not the stock corsair loud ones.
Building a custom loop is in the works for me because I love to play with my toys and would like to cool my GPU
Samsung make very good Ram they just do not Bling it out and market it to Gamers and Over Clockers.
That is what comes in all of their Pre built systems.
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Performance-wise, almost every RAM out there even the Samsung would more or less be on par with G.Skill and Corsair Vengeance.
Reliability and efficiency though is another issue. It would be wiser to invest on the ones in the particular business longer.
It's better to get the Ares than the Ripjaws. The reason Ripjaws seems to have more buyers is because it's been there wayy longer.
Tall heat spreaders are starting to be more of a nuisance and it's becoming a thing of the past. It has no real use for 1.5v sticks.
I made over-haul changes IMO. To make the price Cheaper.
Downgraded to a EVGA FTW GTX 670
changed my Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
SSD: Crucial M4
Case: Corsair 400r
HHD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Thoughts? Also Will the Hyper212 fit in the my case and leave room for the RAM and will it also keep a 3.8 GHz CPU Cool?