Originally Posted by TGTBATQ
I already settled on this
PSU, modular and such ^^
As for the HD, does the 3.0Gb/s or 6.0Gb/s have anything to do with it?
The Black has 6.0Gb/s, which is why I chose it (I personally have no idea what the big difference is :x)
Neither drive can maximize the 3.0 gb/s connection, let alone break into the 6.0..it's just marketing jize. The Spinpoint F3 benches better and is cheaper
Also, what the other poster said is true, you can do better for the CPU/Mobo at Microcenter if you have one close by, if not then you're good to go.
As far as the aftermarket cooler..the price isn't right for that 212+ but it is a good cooler and it's easier to install..I would go with it anyway. On a side note, Microcenter usually has them cheaper
Thermal paste is a good suggestion as well..MX-4 if you can find it is nice. Also, one of those thermal paste cleaning and purifying kits on Newegg is useful for remounting.