I'm planning in the next few weeks to upgrade an x800pro and 3500 Athlon64 to a e4300 and 7900GTO, with 1MB 6400 RAM, 4-4-4-12, GA 965P-DS3 motherboard, and a Scythe Infinity cooler. And yep, planning to overclock, probably after I've seen how badly Supreme Commander plays! I'll probably get another 1GB RAM in six months or so.
I plan to recycle the case, since it's keeping my 3500 at 29C overclocked to 2.4, 44 under load, so something doing OK there. And it's seriously quiet for a cheapo case. Also will recycle my Enermax 480W Noisetaker, will this be enough power?
I should be able to get all this for about £400 ($600?) (I like to do things on the cheap).
Am I missing anything? Anything I should change? I'm looking for cool and quiet, so if there's a better cooler I should get, I'd like to hear about it. I'm told any tower cooler is good with a fan, but I heard the Coolermaster Mars is something special? Also the Arctic Cooler 7 is noisy? (but it's a third the price of the Infinity). Is it true I can only use two RAM sticks with the Infinity..in that case, should I get 2GB x 1GB sticks? Also, is the Infinity fan speed controllable?
Should I wait another few months for 8800's to go down in price, and the e4300 to drop? I can afford to wait for a few months. Or is the time to buy now, dammit, buy, buy buy!