1) 64-bit Vista; Good Idea or Bad Idea?
2) Will the parts fit in the case I chose?
3) With all the cooling the case provides, do I need the extra coolnig fan?
4) Overall, is this a good setup?
Thanks for your time, all comments are gladly accepted.
I just made a build with the Antec 900 case. Everything will fit. The case has 2 intake fans on the front, one exhaust fan on top (the big one), and one exhaust fan in the back.
I used both the optional fans...
Optional middle 120mm fan bracket to cool the hottest graphic cards or CPU.
Window side panel comes with an optional 120mm fan mount for maximum VGA cooling
The first one is most likely redundant, but I had a fan laying around so I figured why not. However, the side panel fan was useful. Without the side panel on I could absolutely feel a dead zone on the non-fan side of the GPU. With the side panel fan on, the dead zone seems to have gone away.
The case is awesome, before you jump in and start bolting stuff on, look through the case, there are some features that make wiring neater and improve airflow...
Try to find a Samsung monitor if you can, but other than that a pretty nice set up.