It should be noted too that using an aftermarket cooler on either an Intel or AMD processor that comes with a supplied heatsink fan assembly violates the terms of warranty (so does overclocking, BTW). While that may not be a concern for many enthusiasts, it is something everyone should be aware of. Note, this is in the printed warranty information that comes with the CPU, or is available on line too. Intel
states the CPU and HSF must be used as a "unit" and AMD
is crystal clear, "This Limited Warranty shall be null and void if the AMD microprocessor which is the subject of this Limited Warranty is used with any heatsink/fan other than the one provided herewith."
Also, I don't see an OS mentioned. With more than 4Gb of RAM, you will need a 64-bit OS. Also note if you are planning on using a Windows license from a previous build, it MUST
be a full "Retail" license. OEM/System Builders licenses are NOT
, under any
circumstances, legally transferable to a new computer. Thus a new license would need to be purchased, or alternatively, you can go with one of the many capable and free Linux alternatives.
Finally, please note I am just the messenger. I am not posting my opinion, just informing you of the facts.