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The GTX 560 is great and yes the K means it is unlocked. If you honestly are never ever going to overclock then there is no point paying for it. But then why did you come to overclock.net?
    
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I can drop one of the f3 spinpoints and add in an 64gb Crucial C300...
The C400 will be out soon. It is supposed to be 20% faster. I'm waiting for it to buy my first ssd. The c300 is still very fast though.
    
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I plan on learning, I am not proficient in overclocking because I have never done it I plan on reading into how to do it once i build this computer. I came here to get advice and become better educated in the computer world. Have gamed and owned numerous computers but never built one myself until now...I want to learn and what better way than to do it on your own.
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Overclocking on the sandybridge chips is like overclocking for dummies. Much easier than the 950.
    
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I plan on learning, I am not proficient in overclocking because I have never done it I plan on reading into how to do it once i build this computer. I came here to get advice and become better educated in the computer world. Have gamed and owned numerous computers but never built one myself until now...I want to learn and what better way than to do it on your own.
Overclocking on these new fangled Sandy Bridge processors cannot be any simpler. Simply change the multiplier to your desired speed and up the voltage.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...0k,2833-9.html

It's so easy to overclock that there isn't even reason not to anymore.
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Last question or whatnot, is there any suggestions on memory or is what i have up there good enough along with cpu cooling?
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Last question or whatnot, is there any suggestions on memory or is what i have up there good enough along with cpu cooling?
The RAM is perfect, I don't think Newegg carries any 8GB kits with lower timings.
For a HSF I would usually recommend the D14, but I don't think it fits in your case. The CM 212+ will work great for you, though, just grab a set of better fans for a push/pull configuration.
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Last question or whatnot, is there any suggestions on memory or is what i have up there good enough along with cpu cooling?
well me personally because you willl only be gaming and not doing much oC i would save on the ram and get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277 than buy a better. such as this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129087.
Also i would recommend a different PSU i hear a lot of bad stuff from the one you chose
post #19 of 19
Go for this video card instead, it will give you much better temps, and is very quiet:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-565-_-Product

This RAM is cheaper and you can set the timings to 7-7-7-24
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-428-_-Product

Get yourself a nicer case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-068-_-Product

You should be able to squeeze in an SSD for your boot drive, this one is only $100:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227550

Last but not least I would highly recommend a better cooler like the NH-D14, H50, etc.
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