Total= approximate £635.31, based on prices at time of posting.
2 Key questions I have also!
1) Is this rig going to fit into the Antex mid p182 case? especially concerned regarding PSU, MOBO and GPU. Is the MOBO truely AM3 compatible? i.e. x4 955 and beyond?
2) First major build... so It may seem newbish but do I need to buy any more cables for the build or will enough come with the items I am buying?
you should get an after market cooler, and there is no question about fit with the CM 690. Anything you like will fit in there: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS...
I don't have solid numbers on the Akasa, as it's not available in the US. However the design is good and all reports are positive.
Good suggestions but I need to go with the Antec p182 to keep the noise as low as I can and to keep it cooled well so I dont mind paying good money on the case. Do you think it will all fit in the p182 mid case though?
The Zipang is indeed huge but it's not tall. It's shape should enable it to clear the first two RAM slots, as long as you don't use RAM with tall heatspreaders. I don't see any issues. It won't be a problem with the expansion slots, and you'll have ample room under it for fingers while connecting fans or whatever.