Any thoughts, feelings, things I might be forgetting? Important facts I need to know before I take the dive?
I have friends with alot of tech knowledge but I want this to be my build so I want to figure things out for my self and maybe ask them for help if i really get in trouble.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
from what i read, the 4870 is a very good card. also if you read the post i noted that i would be getting a second card soon and crossfiring. what would be a better graphics solution? I like ATI and that is the top car out right now except the 4870 X2. and from what i read crossfiring 2 cards is better than the X2 plus its easier to cool.
well I am not afraid to pay up a little. I plan on having this PC a few years and I want to have the current generation chip set so I can upgrade in the future. I know the older quad core has alot of bang for the buck but im thinking ahead.
I dont think $200 is alot to spend for a really cool case that i would be using for years to come.
Yes, I also posted this on the hard forums. The more input the better : )
@rubix, the kit at petra does look like a little more bang for the buck but it says socket 775 only. It is also a pro mount, does that mean that I cant get a 1366 block for it?
I am not really in love with the water box, i just want a cool looking case. Have any ideas for a cool looking case for less money? Im all for saving money as long as i am getting what i want.
You can also go with the Antec 900 (I think its on sale at Newegg for around $60 right now) or any other mid tower. I also like the NZXT Rogue http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146043 but I think you might have to make sure your kit will fit. I know people have modded theirs out with dual rads on the sides, etc., but its up to you. My friend has this case, and its pretty good size for a cube, but there is always a question of where to put your rads.
and this case that i found. It is a cheap full tower that will work for now and i might try to try some mods (with help from the forums i hope) later on to fit more rads http://www.xpcgear.com/sbac9bt.html