Download the gigabyte manual before you even order the board and read it; the sections on installing the cpu and ram. If you don't understand it, select another board by asus and try it. You need to understand the basics for your first build. Breadboard the board on a non conductive surface before mounting it in the case; leave the power supply out of the case so the cables can reach the board easier. Install the optical drives and hardrive first, then check and remove any extra standoffs and mount the board with cpu/heatsink/ram still installed after testing it, and install the power supply last. You may also view some youtube videos about building a pc such as this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TY6jy9isAk. You may need to view more than one video, so check others out as well. Your parts will work together fine. If you have no problems installing the hyper 612 heatsink, you can save the Intel heatsink and sell it with the cpu someday when you upgrade. Good luck.