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Buying this next Payday.

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I am a graduate student that no longer plays any video games. The purposes of this build are:

(1) Overclocking for fun (safely as I don't know what I'm doing yet).

(2) Having the capability to support a couple Tesla GPU's as I suspect work is going to require (parallel processing in Matlab).

(3) Space for two raids: (Boot/Matlab) and data.

Case: HAF 932
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119160

Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D-E
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131641

Processor: i7-950 3.06 GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115211

Memory: Corsair Dominator 3X4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145321

Power Supply: Corsair 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-065-_-Product

SSD (Boot/Matlab): Crucial RealSSD 64GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148357

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148433

Graphics: EVGA GeForce 9500 GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130378

Comments and criticisms gratefully accepted. This is my first build in 6 years and I have no experience overclocking.

Edit: Changed cooling per suggestion.
Edited by Bagwej - 2/25/11 at 7:10am
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 ASUS Sabertooth GeForce 9500 GT 12GB Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Cruical 64GB SSD / Seagate 7200 1TB Windows 7 Enterprise (2) Viewsonic 23.5" HDMI Corsair 850TX 
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HAF 932 
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post #2 of 4
skip the H50 if you are gunna OC get a zalman CNPS9700 or better, more performance less price h50 is overrated, same with thr psu its junky for its price, get the XFX XXX edition 650 and it will be MORE than enough, 65$ at tigerdirect, 94 at the egg, or an antec TP650 otherwise it looks decent for what you need.
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Phenom 2 X4 B55BE @ 3.7 ASUS M4A89GTD-PRO USB3 GTX 470 + GTX 275 SOC 4gb Crucial Ballistix T 1600 6-8-6-20-24 1T 
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2xWD640AAHLS + Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM + 2x150gb VRapt HP IDE + LG SATA Win 7 x64 ult 15" 1024x768 Dell (visually impaired) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xWD640AAHLS + Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM + 2x150gb VRapt HP IDE + LG SATA Win 7 x64 ult 15" 1024x768 Dell (visually impaired) 
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I half suspected that was the case with the cooler. Will the Zalman CNPS9700 fit on my CPU?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118019

I've read good things about the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Push/Pull. Thoughts?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065


I regard to the power supply, I intentionally went a little high on the wattage not knowing what the future holds for this build. It is awfully well regarded on Newegg. What specfic short comings does it have?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 ASUS Sabertooth GeForce 9500 GT 12GB Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Cruical 64GB SSD / Seagate 7200 1TB Windows 7 Enterprise (2) Viewsonic 23.5" HDMI Corsair 850TX 
Case
HAF 932 
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i7 950 ASUS Sabertooth GeForce 9500 GT 12GB Corsair Dominator 
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Cruical 64GB SSD / Seagate 7200 1TB Windows 7 Enterprise (2) Viewsonic 23.5" HDMI Corsair 850TX 
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HAF 932 
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Just ordered it from Newegg. Will post pictures next week.
    
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i7 950 ASUS Sabertooth GeForce 9500 GT 12GB Corsair Dominator 
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Cruical 64GB SSD / Seagate 7200 1TB Windows 7 Enterprise (2) Viewsonic 23.5" HDMI Corsair 850TX 
Case
HAF 932 
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i7 950 ASUS Sabertooth GeForce 9500 GT 12GB Corsair Dominator 
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Cruical 64GB SSD / Seagate 7200 1TB Windows 7 Enterprise (2) Viewsonic 23.5" HDMI Corsair 850TX 
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HAF 932 
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