Like the title says, this is my first full build in 3 years. It took alot of reading, but I think I'm pretty close to the final components. Please take a look and give me some feedback.
This PC will be used mostly for gaming on my 24" Dell monitor at 1920x1200(currently World of Warcraft) and other general use including some minor audio recording (wifey sings).
Case-Full Tower(Purchased and Recieved) APEVIA X-JUPITER G-Type X-JUPITERG-AL Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811144202
I wanted an all aluminum full tower, with a window and a nice Airflow. I decided to take a chance with this, although I thought long and hard about the Cooler Master Cosmos.
CPU(Ready to Order) Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819115029
This seemed like a good spot to settle at for the $$. I'll try to tweak it up a bit, but not right away, sicne I am pretty new to overclocking.
Harddrive #1(Not Ordering) Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822136012
Will more then likely reformat and use my existing 74GB Raptor and use the savings towards the GTS. This new one will house the OS & World of Warcraft only.
That CPU cooler does not look like a good match for your E6750 and your interest in tweaking/overclocking. Thermaltake Ruby Orb review Also shown in that review is the ZeroTherm BFT90 that performs quite a bit better. And it costs less (with rebate) and - has a red LED. BTF 90 $28 after rebate @ NewEggBTF 90 review @ Anandtech
The BTF 92 OC has a higher fan speed and a manual speed control for $7. I think the BTF 90's auto fan speed control is the better option.
Your current 74GB Raptor should be fine for OS & your games. I'd suggest keeping the G92 GTS and leaving the new Raptor off your build.
Another red LED CPU Cooler
I'm not so sure about the butterfly design, but it just might fit pretty good in my case. The wife may be more supportive - haha
Scrapping the Raptor is also a good idea. My 74GB Raptor is only about 2 years old. Maybe I'll just format that and start over with that one.
Keeping the GTS is probably the best option, I want the best running my 24" Dell monitor. Gotta get my game back to 1920x1200