I just realized I qualify for the Intel Retail Edge program so I ordered a Core I7 2600K. Got a really great price on it. I also got the C320 120 gig SSD. A couple weeks ago I picked up the Coolermaster Storm Scout, and last week I ordered the Antec Earthwatts 650 watt green PSU. Need help finishing off the build! I never really considered doing this build with an OC, but now that I have the 'k" I may as well give it some extra juice. 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming, Most modern games. 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? Don't have a flat must stick to budget. Just whatever it costs to finish off the build. I will go more into this later. 3) Where do you live? Canada, Alberta, Calgary. Got a memory express locally. 4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case, etc. The word "Everything" is not a valid answer. Please list out all the parts you'll need. Motherboard, Ram, Vid Card, HDD, Optical Drive. Perhaps a HSF. The I7 does come with the OEM cooler.. Probably need a wireless N NIC as well. 5) If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing? Please be especially specific about the power supply. List make and model. Core I7 2600K, Coolermaster Storm Scout, Antec Earthwatts 650 watt green, Intel C320 120 gig SSD. Mouse, keyboard. 6) Will you be overclocking? Now that I got the 'K' model, I plan to. I do *not* want to spend a crazy amount on a cooler. I do not plan on going for a crazy OC, whatever I can hit easy, would prefer to not juice up the voltage. 7) What size monitor do you have and/or plan to have? 22" LCD. If I can play above 1280x780 or whatever the fink it is I'm happy. 8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Now. 9) What features do you need in a motherboard? RAID? Firewire? Crossfire or SLI support? USB 3.0? SATA 6Gb/s? eSATA? Onboard video? etc. Sata 6b/s to take advantage of the SSD. Moderate OC ability. Onboard Sound. 10) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license? If yes, what OS? Is it 32bit or 64bit? Windows 7 64 bit. I am trying to make this a 'budget' build. I got the proc and SSD at great prices, the case and PSU were excellent buys as well. I've got $250 worth of giftcards at n c ix. The rest I can do at memory express, or through NC ix. Memory express does have a new 'price beat' where they will beat someones price by 25%. If I can utilize that, great. I will break down my budget on roughly what I want to spend. Motherboard, really as cheap as I can go, but still get some quality. Dont' want something with leaky caps, but it doesn't make sense to my to get a $300 mobo and not use 88% of it's 'features'. Ram, Whatever it costs to get decent ram. Obviously looking for the best 'deal' Would it be worthwhile to go for 1600 mhz ram as I plan to OC, or should I just stick with 1333? Vid Card. I guess this is where most of the remaining cost will come into play. I really did want to wait for the next gen vid cards, but I got the great deals on the proc and such so I will be building now. If I could get something fairly cheap as a usable stop gap until then. I great. I'm thinking I'd like to spend somewhere around $150 but if I'm going to gain a lot of performance from spending an extra $50 bucks I'd be willing to spend the extra. 1 tb, or whatever size HDD has the best cost per gig. If that happens to be a 1.5 tb or 2 fine. Will obviously be used as a storage drive. Current computer has a 1 tb, and a 500 gig and it'll be my media PC, so most of my music and such can be stored on those. Just because it's a storage drive, I don't want something that's unusually slow.. HSF.. Here I'm kind of conflicted. I don't want to spend a huge amount on the cooler as I'm not going for a huge OC. I've heard the storm scout has pretty decent cooling. (I think a 120 in the front, 120 in the rear, and a 140 at the top. It does have fan cutouts in the side as well, so I'll be throwing a 120 in the side window to blow on the vid card and proc area. I'm under the mindset that if you spend 50 bucks on a cooler, you may as well have just put that money towards a faster proc. (Of course for the I7 2600K the next one 'up' doesn't cost 50 bucks..) Thanks for any and all help!