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Hi guys, I decided to share my build log with you and get some help as much as possible . I have already bought a few parts with has been marked as a "purchased".

List of parts:

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K - purchased
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H - purchased
GPU: MSI HD 7950 Twin Frozr III - purchased
HDD: 1TB WD Caviar Blue - purchased
SSD: 120GB Samsung 840 PRO - purchased
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 500R - purchased
CPU Fan: True Spirit 140mm - purchased
DVD±RW: LG GH24NS95 24x DVD Writer - purchased
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Jet Black 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz - purchased
PSU: 650W Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650M - purchased
LCD: Philips 239C4QHSB 23" IPS - purchased

Now the worst part of my build log, questions
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Is there anything I should know before I'll install Windows ?? Any special settings in BIOS for stable performance and SSD ??
Do I need any of the mobo software like "EZ Smart Response" "GIGABYTE EZ" ??

Im gonna order CPU this friday (probably) and I dont know if I should give it a try with this :> Should I ?

Which thermal paste would you recommend, Zalman ZM-STG2 or Arctic Cooling MX-2 ??

What do you think about this - link ? Basically to get more airflow space and remove HDD cages but I dont know if is necessary to have a cooler for HDD/SSD so I'll wait for your opinion or maybe any way to install some cooler on the back of 5.25 :>

Which additional fans would you recommend ? The one included with the case are good enough or should I replace them as well ?
For that many fans I need some fan controller so I was thinking about this one. Do I need 3-pin splitter for all my intakes fans ? As far as I know there is only 3 places on my mobo for fans.

Is it good solution for airflow - http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/2814/sdfsfd.png ??

PS: Sorry for my english, Im still working on my grammar
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Thanks in advance
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Is there any particular reason why are you getting the WD Green WD10EARX instead of the WD Blue WD10EZEX?
No, I've choose Green just without the reason
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Whats the difference between them ? :> Green as a "storage" HDD right ?
 

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No, I've choose Green just without the reason
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Whats the difference between them ? :> Green as a "storage" HDD right ?
The green is 5400 rpm and the blue is 7200 rpm. They're pretty close in price and the blue will just be a decent performance boost for whatever you put on it, even as a storage drive.
 

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No, I've choose Green just without the reason
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Whats the difference between them ? :> Green as a "storage" HDD right ?
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The green is 5400 rpm and the blue is 7200 rpm. They're pretty close in price and the blue will just be a decent performance boost for whatever you put on it, even as a storage drive.
^ Yes. Also don't worry about noise, the WD10EZEX perform pretty nicely and is very quiet.
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So I'll go for Blue then
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Only few pounds more so not that bad, thanks

what about other stuff which I mention in my first post ?
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Everything else looks pretty good. You could go down to an i5 if it's a gaming build, the i7's Hyperthreading doesn't provide any benefits in games.
Yes, its a gaming rig but i5 is good enough for multitasking ??
 

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Yes, its a gaming rig but i5 is good enough for multitasking ??
More than enough for anything you'll be doing unless you're a professional video editor, 3D modeler etc.
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More than enough for anything you'll be doing unless you're a professional video editor, 3D modeler etc.
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thanks for info, so I'll go for i5 3570K :>
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Can anyone answer thoose questions ?
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Is there anything I should know before I'll install Windows ?? Any special settings in BIOS for stable performance and SSD ??
Do I need any of the mobo software like "EZ Smart Response" "GIGABYTE EZ" ??

Im gonna order CPU this friday (probably) and I dont know if I should give it a try with THIS :> Should I ?

Which thermal paste would you recommend, Zalman ZM-STG2 or Arctic Cooling MX-2 ??

What do you think about this - LINK ? Basically to get more airflow space and remove HDD cages but I dont know if is necessary to have a cooler for HDD/SSD so I'll wait for your opinion or maybe any way to install some cooler on the back of 5.25 :>

Which additional fans would you recommend ? The one included with the case are good enough or should I replace them as well ?
For that many fans I need some fan controller so I was thinking about this one. Do I need 3-pin splitter for all my intakes fans ? As far as I know there is only 3 places on my mobo for fans.

Is it good solution for airflow - http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/2814/sdfsfd.png ??
 

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Stop worrying so much, you're over-complicating things, just buy your parts and put them together, install Windows and play!
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HDD: 1TB WD Caviar Blue - purchased
SSD: 120GB Samsung 840 PRO - purchased

the expensive part left to buy, GPU
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I decided to go for a cheaper GPU and good as well - MSI HD 7950 Twin Frozr III

Ive finished my build, just waiting for GPU which should be with me tomorrow :]
 
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