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CPU $241 Intel Core™ i5-3570K
RAM $110 2x G.Skill DDR3-1600 8GB Dual Channel [RipjawsX] F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8gb kit 1600Mhz
Mboard $171 Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
SSD $169 Crucial M4 SSD 128GB
PSU $138 Corsair HX-650
GPU $530 Gigabyte GTX 670 OC EDITION
Case $143 Fractal Design Define R3
Fan $16 CoolerMaster 140mm Silent Blue LED Fan
Cooler $74 Noctua NH-U12P
All up somewhere about the $1600 mark from Allneeds and PCCaseGear. Don't really want to go higher as my original budget was $1500
The case is going inside a desk, which means cooling is a bit of an issue. Was thinking of maybe buying an Antec Kuhler and making up a top vent to direct air away out the back of the desk, but may end up going with a Noctua NH-U12P. Not really sure, plus I have to make sure the RAM fits.
Videocard seems the best for under $400, plus I want a DisplayPort for my 3d Samsung and full size HDMI for the TV.
Putting in 3 TB of regular HDDs from my old box. Thinking of getting a new sound card to replace my aging X-Fi XtremeMusic.
So, thoughts, opinions, derision? Is faster memory worthwhile?
PS Unlikely to overclock (not that I really can) any time soon.