Still missing an air cooler, don't know which to get. Not really sure about com
Not sure about compatability, also not sure if i've left anything out which is vital. Was considering changing the processor up to a phenom II x4 940 BE and to offset the price I would changing the GPU to one of the 4850s but from what i've read not many games take full advantage of 4 cores so I opted for a better GPU instead.
Would appreciate any pointers on which parts I could change up.
I forgot I don't need a monitor got a samsung syncmaster 205bw 20 inch, 1680 x 1050 I believe
Reliability is very important to you but you want to play with overclocking anyway. Sorry, you can have one or the other, not both. If you do overclock, at least improve your chances by doing lots of testing with memtest86 and prime95 and other tools like that.
Smart choice, X3 720+ HD 4870 will beat Phenom II 940 + HD 4850 in most games. In fact, I think FSX and GTA4 are the only exceptions.
Thanks for the help but i had switched the case earlier on to will the cooler still be able to fit this? The change in case was made purely for aesthetic reasons so I was wondering if both cases are close to each other performance wise or should i go back to the Antec 300?
That Enermax case is 8.5" wide, and the Antec 300 is 8.1" wide. Since the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 fits in the Antec 300, it should fit in the Enermax too, in theory. However, the Enermax has a huge side fan, and that causes problems. Here's a comment I found on the NCIX site (a retailer in Canada):
This case is alright but because of the side fan (which is wired through the side panel to outward facing controls) sticks too far into the case and it will not close with a full size heatsink in place. Would not recommend. There are plenty of better ones out there.