I just wanted to get the comunity's take on buying this barebones detup

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Hey all i am getting ready to build me a new system rreplacing my current 1st gem phenom 9550 quad core setup. I just wanted to get a few opinion's on this intel 2500k core i5. Now keep in mind this system will primarly be used for gaming and playing back movies....

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=176314&sku=B69-1311

ps would air cooling be desent on this setup as i plan to overclock it.. ty in advance for all responces

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why gee thank's for nothing guys

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graphics card?

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i am just gonna be using a 550 gtx cause I mainly play wow and soon swtor

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I have since updated the specs for my build to the following

1)MSI P67A-GD65 (B3)mother board
2)Intel Core i5-2500K cpu
3)CORSAIR CAFA50 cpu cooler
4)G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666
5)CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W powe supply for future expansion
6)MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone OC GeForce GTX 550 Ti video card
7)Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
8)LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+R
9)Fractal Design Define R3 Black ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case

and a 22" monitor hope that vide card is enough power for a display that size ns exactly which one but i think i am going with an asus 22" quite possibly this asus on think below

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236050

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Are you going to be over clocking if not just use the stock cpu cooler and get a gtx 560 ti twin frozor cooler. wow is now a demanding game.

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yes i am going to overclock and thanks for the responce but i read the twin frozer has a magor glitch with this mb don't get me wrong i was going to get a gold edition twin frozer i love the look of that card

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For gaming and video playback you would never need 8 GB of RAM. Save some money there, anything above 4GB is really overkill.

This system will be a great upgrade from your Phenom 9550 though.

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With the price of ram these days, I think it should be fine to have 4gb+ of memory, especially 2x4gb DIMMS. But it is true that we normally don't use a lot of ram.

Gentlemen.

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well i opted for 8 gig cause i run a full game of WoW . while raiding i often open a wideo on the second monitor such as an instrutional video for the particular fight i am working on

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ok i have revamped the list of parts for my new pc and i no longer need a graphics card i just got a new sapphire 6870in a trade ....

1) 160.00 us Corsair Graphite Series 600T
2) 160.00 us Acer S231HLbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI LED-Backlight LCD monitor Slim Design
3) 21.00 us LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache
3) 90.00 us CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
4) 50.00 us Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX
5) 133.00 us MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
6) 225.00 us intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
7) 97.00 us CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler

with shipping the price comes to 960.57 us

have not decided to go with a ssd boot drive or a sata 6gps standard drive i am on a budget but want quality parts at the same time any comments or suggestions are welcome