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Just curious, why a first gen Vertex SSD for your boot drive, and a third gen Vertex SSD for your secondary HDD?

Personally I'd just use the 120 GB Vertex 3 as a boot drive, as well as for important applications, etc.
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Just curious, why a first gen Vertex SSD for your boot drive, and a third gen Vertex SSD for your secondary HDD?

Personally I'd just use the 120 GB Vertex 3 as a boot drive, as well as for important applications, etc.
In reality you want to stay away from sandforce controllers. Go for a Crucial M4.
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Quad Channel kits are just a fancy way of saying two Dual Channel Kits. It's nothing special. And from my understanding, yes, tighter timings are better. Please don't hijack my thread, though.

Ironman - both the monitors I linked are 1080p, I just can't seem to decide between them.

Do you think I should get a Fan Controller, considering I'm relying solely on air cooling to keep the temps down and because I have a lot of different sized fans?
I don't know what you mean by hijack, but having more then 2 DIMMS is probably less effective in overclocking your CPU. Unless you don't mind having a large Vcore and excessive heat. Also, the Quad channel means, if I'm not wrong that the DIMMS are picked specifically to run together and you are right about the fancy stuff.
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The stock timings of G.SKILL PI 8GB is 6-8-6-24 (Quad Channel kit?? Overclocking is good?)
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 6-8-6-24(Would it be good idea to over clock 2 channel X 2 of these??)


I think somewhere's in my thread you mentioned that timings with tight numbers are better??
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Quad Channel kits are just a fancy way of saying two Dual Channel Kits. It's nothing special. And from my understanding, yes, tighter timings are better. Please don't hijack my thread, though.

Ironman - both the monitors I linked are 1080p, I just can't seem to decide between them.

Do you think I should get a Fan Controller, considering I'm relying solely on air cooling to keep the temps down and because I have a lot of different sized fans?
I dont think he was trying to hijack your thread, he was just trying to relay some information i gave him. In his thread i did more calculations and the CL6 1600MHz kit will be the fastest, but will take up all of your ram slots. Here is a link to newegg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231353

The CL7 kit will only use 2 of your ram slots and that seemed to be the approach you wanted.

As for the fan controller, go for it! it's always good that way you can silence your system when you aren't using it.

As for the monitors, one has a built in webcam, if you want that then get the more expensive one. But you should not notice a difference between the two of them in terms of the screen. Both are very nice.
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I dont think he was trying to hijack your thread, he was just trying to relay some information i gave him. In his thread i did more calculations and the CL6 1600MHz kit will be the fastest, but will take up all of your ram slots. Here is a link to newegg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231353

The CL7 kit will only use 2 of your ram slots and that seemed to be the approach you wanted.
Interesting, even with the extra 1.6V as compared to the 1.5V from 2 DIMMS. Maybe I should consider that option over the other.

I hope Windows 7 wont have any troubles recognizing my memory, if I take that route.
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Interesting, even with the extra 1.6V as compared to the 1.5V from 2 DIMMS. Maybe I should consider that option over the other.

I hope Windows 7 wont have any troubles recognizing my memory, if I take that route.
Ahh i didnt see the extra voltage. CL7 1600MHz will be best, especially for overclocking.
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Ahh i didnt see the extra voltage. CL7 1600MHz will be best, especially for overclocking.
Oh wow, I guess I'll scratch that idea off my thread...
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Here are my recommendations:

Mobo: ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131700

Monitor: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) W/Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236052

SSD: Stay away from OCZ! Get a crucial m4 or Intel SSD's!!! Two 64 or a 120GB will do you well!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ial+m4&x=0&y=0

RAM:G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231460

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Just looked at that case, looks like you will probably need a hex nut driver for the motherboard standoffs, as well, not sure the size.
There is some kind of "adaptor" delivered with all the nuts and bolts. Only a good screwdriver will be needed

See Pic.
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Fan Controller:listen to remix is selling his Scythe Kaze Master Ace for $30 bucks brand new - I'd reach out to him and scoop that up
I just traded him an EVGA GTS 250 1GB for it yesterday. Shipped.
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