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So here it is, the build I plan to purchase within the next hour or so. Please take a look at it and let me know what you think. Also dont be shy and tell me what should be changed. Again this is my first true build and im super excited so dont crush my hopes and dreams . Thank you in advance.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=15062205

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Pretty sweet dude!

I wouldn't change nothing, except for the need of 8GB memory. I would buy a smaller and faster kit (4GB). But that is just me, it is you who know your own needs and desires...
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Nice build..... if possible change the ram with the following
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231401
its a 1600mhz ram from the same company(gskill) but has lower cas latencies (cas 7).... this will perform better and give greater OC headroom.

Everything else is just fine.
    
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post #4 of 16
Make sure the promo code is applied for that RAM you've chosen and you're good
leopold's RAM suggestion is pretty good as well, but it's up to you if the extra $70 are worth it. 1600 CL9 is fine for most non-memory intensive tasks on AMD and is on the optimal side of things.
Oh, and don't get Hyper 212+ on Newegg, counting shipping it's a ripoff there. Here in Canada I can regularly get Hyper 212+ new from NCIX for $20 free shipping or no shipping. Closest price in the US is $28.43 shipped at buy.com

It might just be me too but I prefer NZXT Tempest EVO over HAF 932, especially at this price. Not only do I prefer the look, I love that this case has the black interior, jam-packed with fans, and not too huge but still supports eATX. One of the greatest high end cases right now especially for the price.
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Thank you, should I get the lower CAS if im overclocking? or is the lower cas just basically to give me more headroom for overclocking? I thought you could lower the cas on ram but only by a certain amount if I have to I will get the CL7 but I plan on doing a lil overclock and pure gaming.
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id ditch the HAF and the CPU cooler, pickup a megahalmes and a NZXT Phantom or CM Storm sniper Black for similar prices
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post #7 of 16
Most 1600Mhz RAM will give you plenty of room for overclocking despite latencies, but I'm pretty sure the lower latency memory will be able to get you even further, and provide good performance as well.
post #8 of 16
I'd seriously advise a Megahalems over the Thermaltake.

It's only $7 more for the heatsink, and you can use practically any fan you have on the case for as long as you want, or buy a high-end San Ace or Panaflo.

You end up with a better cooler, more room to upgrade, and a beautiful heat sink with some serious street cred (if that's your thing).
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post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Most 1600Mhz RAM will give you plenty of room for overclocking despite latencies, but I'm pretty sure the lower latency memory will be able to get you even further, and provide good performance as well.
Thank you I think I will stick with the 1600 CL9 just because its kind of hard to beat $89 for the 8gb of memory. Also going to go with this cooler..http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106150
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post #10 of 16
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I'd seriously advise a Megahalems over the Thermaltake.

It's only $7 more for the heatsink, and you can use practically any fan you have on the case for as long as you want, or buy a high-end San Ace or Panaflo.

You end up with a better cooler, more room to upgrade, and a beautiful heat sink with some serious street cred (if that's your thing).
Yes, I just looked at the megahalems and wouldnt I have to buy some type of mounting bracket as it doesnt really show its AM3 compatible?
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