I am about to replace my old amd xp3000+ system. (I know it is about time) I plan on going for a core i7 build similiar if not identical to the $1250 one on the main page. My questions pertain to my case. I have an old Thermatake xaser 3 and I was curious if this would be a suitable housing for the build. I plan to O/C the i7 and i believe it has ample airflow to cover the needs of the build. So can this case hold all the components ie big enough for a radeon 4870x2 and a large cpu fan? And secondly the fan controller in the case just crapped out on one side so only 2 of the 4 dials are working and possibly a few fans were damaged so should I pick up a few new fans and a controller or just grab a new case? If so, any recommendations (black would be nice the blue on this one is kinda loud)? Should have reversed the questions, but dont feel like changing it all.
I own a Xaser 3, the only problem you might face is that you might have to completely remove the side-pannel fans with the platic "2nd pannel" holding them if you want a 120mm HSF like the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 (or similar shaped HSF). Otherwize you will be limited to a 92mm HSF.
Since you are planning to OC the i7 and the 120mm HSF are the best around, I thought you should know.