ANY CHEAPER ALTERNATIVES?

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HARV3Y HAN5RA
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Here are the PC Specs of my first EVER gaming PC & first time I'm building a PC. I'm 13 so I don't much experience other than upgrading simple DDR2 RAM.
Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 965
RAM: G.Skill RipJaw 4GB Dual Channel 1600MHz
Graphics Card: MSI GTX 460 1GB HAWK
Motherboard: Asus M4N75TD 750a
HDD: Western Digital WD5000AAKS (500GB - 7,200rmp)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Case: Antec 902
PSU: Antec Truepower 750watt (Modular)

I want to stick to my: Case, GPU & CPU.
I'm really only concerned about the Motherboard. I wanted it's Overclocking utilities such as Turbo-V, Core Unlocker etc. I want SLI so in the future I can easily upgrade. I want to stick to that graphics card. I'm getting my CPU cooler nearer to Christmas. I wanted to spend extra on my GPU (hence the fact I have the top end GTX 460). I will normally be playing in 1440x900 but ocasionallu in 1920x1080. I'm going to use OpenGL to video edit 720p & 1080p videos. I also want to be able to play games such as Crysis, Metro 2033, Crysis 2, GTA IV etc.

I know I'm quite specific and asking for a lot. LOL!

Thanks,
P.S I will (hopefully) be getting a Corsair H70 or another after Market CPU Cooler and 4 more GB of the same RAM at Christmas.
:)

k1llg0r3
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To me, it all seems pretty good, for a little more money you could upgrade the motherboard to this though
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131636

And unless you are doing some really high overclocking, You won't really need the H70, which I don't think will fit in your case too easily, or at all even.
The Cooler Master V6 GT would be a pretty good choice though. I'm pretty certain it would fit in your case.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103089&Tpk=v6gt

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undeadkingpr
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Meh, V6 is too expensive for an air cooler. Either stick to stock, get a good $40 air cooler, or the $80 H70.

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cjl0330
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"RAM: G.Skill RipJaw 4GB Dual Channel 1600MHz"
I would suggest either of these RAM instead, better timings, and less voltage;giving you a good bit of room to OC.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226122
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321

k1llg0r3
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I'm just not sure that big ass radiator will fit in that case just fine.

HARV3Y HAN5RA
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What about the Zalman CNPS9900. I think that's how you spell it. That orange "flower" shaped one with a Blue LED? I won't be overclocking my RAM. I don't think it will really make a difference.
Thanks everyone for your suggestions.

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HARV3Y HAN5RA wrote:What about the Zalman CNPS9900. I think that's how you spell it. That orange "flower" shaped one with a Blue LED? I won't be overclocking my RAM. I don't think it will really make a difference.
Thanks everyone for your suggestions.

Never been much of fan for zalman because there fans are too noisy for meadia pc.

U should get Thermalright Venomous-X RT CPU Heatsink w/ Pressure Vault Bracket System / Fan / Bracket (Socket LGA 775 / 1156 / 1366 / AM2 / AM3) It is super quiet i can't even notice it. I used it to replace my coolermaster V8 and it runs 5*c cooler.

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cjl0330
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" I don't think it will really make a difference."
It'll make a difference,especially in your electric bill:
Compare 1.9 volts to 1.35 volts

HARV3Y HAN5RA
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On the website I'm buying it from says:
Test Voltage: 1.4
and in the title of the product it says: 1.4volts - 1.65volts.

My dad pays the bills so I don't really take that into consideration LOL