I just ordered all the parts I need for my new custom PC. I am very excited to build my first PC since 80GB hard drives where the best you can get, ha. I have not bought a monitor yet, I am going to use my 52" HDTV until I get one. Let me know what you think?
Here is what I will be building in about 2 days or so:
I picked the i5-3570K because I plan on overclocking in the future. I was having a problem deciding between aftermarket CPU coolers so I will buy one later on. I couldn't decide between a fan/heatsink or closed loop watercooling system like the Corsair H60. Does anyone have any experience with which one is better? pros? cons?
If you are planing to get some of the Corsair H Series water cooler, then you have not to worry about it fitting the space, so just do not bother about high profile ram.
The only thing I´d definitively change in your build is the SSD -- Samsung 840 uses NAND Flash Memory TLC, which wear out a lot faster (it is slow too) than the Samsung 840 Pro Version, that uses NAND Flash Memory MLC.
The thing is that the Samsung 840 Pro is quite expensive, so if it is not for you, then get the Samsung 830, which uses NAND Flash Memory MLC.
when you get the parts..before you install windows make sure you update the mb bios and make sure the ssd firmware is up to date. some firmware updates will wipe all the data off of ssds.
Thanks! You are already answering some other questions I had. I have a usb ready for all the latest drivers, here is what I have so far:
-nvidia Graphics Card
Here is a list of drivers available for download, do I need all of them?
-VGA(I am going to use a discrete card, so I don't think I need this)
-Firmware(Do I need firmware drivers for my MOBO and my SSD?)
I was thinking I should just download all of them.