What I'd like feedback on most is Power Supply, Graphics Card and Case, but I'd appreciate input on anything. I really like the i7 nehalem since I'll probably OC it anyway, and the P6T is supposed to be a really good motherboard. I went with the OCZ Ram since it seems the best bang for my buck at the moment and might OC that too later. I went with this Video card since I'll be hooking it up to my TV and having audio and vid via HDMI would be nice. I do however have a VGA port on my TV and a DVI adapter, so if there is a much better Vid card option I'm not sold on this one. I'm potentially interested in doing two GTX 260s in SLI as well.
Power supply should be modular, but other than that I'm not hung up on brand or price so would definitely like some feedback.
Case is a bit iffy. The tempest seems pretty good, I'm a little worried about space though. The XCLIO and COSMOS S seem like good cooling options too, but both are a little big. The Metal Suit just looks great lol. I don't know much about watercooling, but would consider it as long as there is a kit available that has all the necessary parts. I'm confident I could set it up, I just don't really have the time to dedicate the appropriate amount of research into it.
Thanks for your feedback everyone. I'm a bit new to this, so input is always appreciated.
Thanks again guys, one question though - Why go with the OCZ XMP instead of the Platinum? The platinum seems to have better numbers and latency (smaller is better right....?)
I kind of like the samsung drive since it's supposed to be fairly quiet and the COSMOS S has a reputation for being noisy, but I'll look into the WD for sure.
One of the reason for going with the OCZ XMP's is that it is specifically designed for the Core i7/X58. Also the XMP cas setings is recognized right off ( almost like the SPD ram type in DDR2), without having to manually adjusting your ram timings in the Bios'.
I always recommend the Platinum myself. If having to go into the BIOS and make a few adjustments seems challenging, get over it. Being comfortable in the BIOS goes a long way towards mastering your computer.