I made a build about 6 months ago ( http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18YTx ) and its good but my motherboard really takes up a ton of space in this case. Because of that i had to take out one of the hard drive bays so i could get all the wires through. Now I need more space for hard drives and i want to upgrade to the CORSAIR 900D. When i upgrade cases though, i want to upgrade other parts too like the psu, cpu, more memory, actual liquid cooling with tubes and stuff, etc.... The thing is i love my motherboard to death( seriously the thing is a beast) but i dont really like all the other components and want to slowly upgrade them. could someone please tell me what i could upgrade to that would be better like an I7, bigger PSU, maybe another graphics card, etc...Also if i could save some money or reuse or sell some of my current parts, that would be great too. If someone could please help me it would be much obliged!!!
I know that you might not want to, but you could do what I did. I ended up going with a motherboard that is PCI2.0 vs the 3.0, the benchmarks are almost the same and only spent like $200 on it. Then I used the extra money and put it into my processor and gfx. I bought a AMD FX-8350 4.0ghz and a Radeon HD 7950 which is a 3gb graphics card. I max out every game on ultra, and on very high when im running 3 monitors in eyefinity with a 6048 x 1080 resolution.
Ahh, well you might want to just use the stock cooler vs going with liquid cooling and then go with a higher watt PSU. Your running a 500w power supply with this build. And unless your overclocking, I doubt you will need anything more than the stock cooler. Id recommend getting a 750w psu or more. Expecially because your considering upgrading. The moment you throw a second gfx card in there, your going to need a new powersupply. Might be able to find ram for cheaper too. Try and buy stuff on sale, I extreemly recommend NCIX.com. They have stuff on sale for nothing all the time. I got my ram cards, 4gb x2 DDR3 - 1600 for $60 vs the $110 your looking at. Also unless your planning on watching blu-ray (although I never really cared for it) theres no point in spending $56 dollars for a dvd drive if there's not a need. You can get them for $20, and I bought mine locally. http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=63239&vpn=P1850S...
Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
$89.98 Outlet PC
I hope it helps.
With the mid tower, its going to be tight trying to fit components into it. Hes going to have no room when he upgrades. Idk to me I always go with a full tower.
I don't think so. I mostly use midtower case, in this everything fits easily. I never feel anything is tight or something like this. By the way You can go with full tower case but your little budget will increase to $30-$50.
I hope u can manage.