OK guys, my first build and first post, so bear with me.
I am working on building a new rig, primarily for gaming. This is my first build so I've been lurking around here on the forums for a few weeks trying to decide which way to go. My original plan was to wait for the sandy bridge boards, but i think i'd rather just get this show on the road, and maybe upgrade in a year or two. Due to the awesome deals lately geared towards AMD setups, i decided to give it a shot and see what happens.
Here is what i have brewing.
Case: NZXT Phantom - white
PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W
Mobo: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
GPU: XFX HD-695X-ZNDC Radeon HD 6950 1GB
RAM: Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
The only things i really need to get yet is a new hard drive.
I was thinking Samsung F3 1TB.
But, i do still have an old 160GB spinpoint. (about 6 yrs. old tho)
maybe a new burner, but those are a dime a dozen, and my old one still works.
and a CPU cooler, not a clue what to get here. I've looked at quite a few. kinda like the Zalmans (decently priced ), also drooling over a few Noctua's, and of course the H70.
What do you guys recommend for cooling , without going overboard, if i was to push this sucker up to about 4.0 Ghz(maybe less, idk) 24/7.
So, how solid does this build look to you?
What are your thoughts on my choice of GPU?
Would you recommend anything different?
Thanks in advance.