Looks good to me. For $25 you can get a really nice CPU cooler and overclock it. Its well worth it imho.
On my first build (current system) I used stock cooling and didn't OC; I was afraid of frying my system so a couple of questions:
- Is OCing fairly easy to do without frying the system these days?
- Do 3rd party CPU coolers come with the needed thermal paste on the plate, or do you have to add that?
- Is installing the 3rd party cooler any different than install the stock fan?
Oc'ing is becoming a lot easier and safe, in fact you motherboard will do it for you. Most 3rd party coolers do have thermal paste and the cooler will give you step by step directions to install it. I would recommend a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I actually went over to MicroCenter and picked up the ASRock board, 3570k, and heatsink today. I'm still not sure if I'm going to OC right away, but I think I'll probably try it in the future; maybe once my warranties run out. (I'm kind of risk averse when it comes to stuff like this)
I haven't really looked at the more expensive GPUs that much. Is the performance gain going to be worth the cost increase?
re: the case, I actually already had that one so that one was already decided.
I'm thinking about ordering two of the hard drives b/c I want to turn my old system into network storage/media server so that could get my the free shipping.