That's a decent build and I agree with RainbowSix in suggesting the Cosmos. You may be better served by using a quad core CPU over a six core unless you do number crunching or rendering. There are few programs that can use six cores. You also don't need thermal compound since it should come pre-applied to the cooler itself. You can also switch your RAM from what you've got over to Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
and save money. The RAM you chose is faster, but in practice, the difference in real-world performance is minor, probably one or two frames per second. Your performance will be limited more by your graphics card, but that can be updated later. You also need an operating system, such as Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
. You cannot reuse an old copy of Windows unless it is a full, retail, boxed copy, due to license restrictions, however, there is nothing technical preventing you from doing so, only a legal one.
Edited by DJBPace07, 06 October 2010 - 09:31 PM.