BUDGET RANGE: None really, but no reason to spend on upgrades I don't need
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
Gaming (Mainly strategy/wargaming, WoW and LOTRO). Work at home often so need something that I can goof off and run large spreadsheets/databases at the same time in background.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor with 1920 x 1080 resolution, keyboard, mouse, OS.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, but I'm open.
PARTS PREFERENCES: Would like it to last a while (hence the i7).
OVERCLOCKING: Yes, but only a moderate OC.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Probably not.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Would like it as quiet as possible. Needs to be reliable as I use this for work as well.
I had seen your build on another thread. I really don't do any heavy HPS gaming, so I thought your card was a bit of an overkill. If I get into that, my thinking was that a second G260 would be able to run games at fairly high settings.
I like your PSU. Same price, has the extra PCIe and the reviews mention how quiet it is as well.
Have you set up your system yet or is that your wish list? Did your cooler fit without getting in the way of anything? Someone mentioned that the Dark Knight blocks one of the fans on the CM RC690 case.
Why_me's will be a stock answer to people asking about an i7 rig. (Not to say it isn't a good one!)
If you need data security for work you could add an extra hard disk (+$75) and work in RAID 1 (stripe across two disks). Just means should one disk fail you'd have a second copy of everything - depends if you already backup.
There is probably some more work you could do to quieten that system down:
- Antec P182 case uses damping in the panels
- Enermax Modu 625W (for example) is quieter than a Corsair (less power and more money mind). Does have modular cables though.
- Alternate case fans - see silentpcreview.com for more information than you could ever want to know.