Alright, so I am looking to upgrade the core of my system, because to be honest I have someone that is willing to take my current Case,mobo,cpu,cooler,and ram off my hands for a more than fair price. So it's a no brainer to upgrade now. So I will be getting a case, yet to be totally determined, but I have the one I'm thinking of listed below. My buddy also has a Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme 1366 RT he is willing to loan me as long as I own the system. (he went liquid a week ago). So let me know what you think of the below list. I am looking to get a decent OC, 3.8GHZ if possible. However, I am new to the i7 world so we will see what I find out. I already have an ASUS 4870 1gb card and Vista Ultimate 64bit.
My buddy just build a rig with the Asus P6T for a customer (aka friend) of his and used the ANTEC 1200 case. I was looking at the Antec 902 case but he warned me of the side panel. It has a clip for a fan that doesn't allow tall coolers. He said he had to cut off the clips to fit his cooler and then it looked like crap. He fabbed a new window from a piece of Plexan. so I settled on this case, and at $99 it shouldn't be to shabby.
I like the P6T over the deluxe as the 3 PCI-E are seperated more and the PCI slots are designed in a nicer config. Plus I've heard it doesn't OC any better than the vanilla P6T board.
I'll let you all know, it's ordered. I am not one to throw alot of money into a PC, but I do like my games, and I do like my upgrades. I like that fine like between performance and being economical.