Guys, I'm in HK and about to build my new rig. Budget is about $1,100 excluding monitor. Your advises are highly appreciated. Since there is not much room under my desk, I can only fit everything in a mid-sized case (like Cooler Master Elite 335 with size of (W)185 x (H)413 x (L)486mm; http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id...)
With that kind of chasis size, what CPU cooler and PSU would you recommend? I generally want a quieter system and probably would not do much OC given the airflow under my desk is not very good.
Below are my initial setup:
Intel Core i7 920 (2.66G/8M L3/QPI /4.8GT/s /LGA1366)
OCZ Platinum CL7-7-7-24[1.65v](D3-1600) 2GBx3
Inno3D iChill GTX275 AC PCI-E 896MB DDR3
WD 640GB 6401AALS SATA II/32MB HDD
LG GH-22NS30 22X SMulti DVD Writer SATA
CORSAIR PS-VX550W CMPSU-550VXUK 550W 80+
COOLER MASTER Elite 335 Chasis
Cooler Master Hyper N520 CPU Cooling Fan
I would go with a Zalman 9700 CNPS or better ^_^ Arcitic Cooler Freezer Pro is good too. But the question is how high are you willing to OC? I know you didn't mention OC, but seeing as you need a CPU cooler...i am assuming you want to do that.
Everything else looks fine to me tho...
By the way...what operating system are you going to use?
Thanks very much guys!!
HK = Hong Kong. There probably is a combo as well.
My situation is the room underneath my desk is not big enough to fit in a case like Coolermaster rc-690, Elite 335's size would be a perfect fit.
With that chasis size limit, do you think I can fit in everything you guys mentioned?
I probably would not do much OC as I fear the bad airflow under my desk would cause high temp. If no OC, do I still need an additional CPU cooler?
Yea, but just remember the BETA ends August 1st, 2009 and the RC 1 ends March 1st, 2010.
I will honestly tell you that i am already in love with the RC 1...awesome build and works wonders... I still have Vista Ultimate to fall back on if anything goes wrong and backed up all my files when everything was loaded ^_^
I highly doubt i will get the Core i7 975...mainly because it probably won't 5GHz with an easy OC. 4GHz can be reached easy with the 920 already...
What i'm really waiting for is to see how the X58 mobos will evolve and how much more DDR3 will expand. The Gulfttown CPU will have 6 cores/12 threads (WoWz)...I won't run lees than DDR3 2000 for my rig...
Also, ur trying to put that card in the case, im not sure if it will fit aswell. that card is about the same length as a gtx 285. I was barely able to fit my gtx 285 in my rc-590. So hopefully it will fit in that..