Hi guys, if you could comment/evaluate on this build, and make me aware of any issues/compatibility problems that might occur between the parts, that'd be great!!! I'm real excited to have this build completed after about 4 days of straight researching! . i really hope future i7 system builders use this as a template for their own build
-$55.00 CPU cooler: Nexus LOW-7000. it's basically the only LOW PROFILE cooler for this motherboard chipset, so it doesn't block the "windtunnel" in the case, and also keeps the cpu running around 7-8 Celsius lower than a stock intel cooler... really quiet at max speed too.
Not a bad build, I would only say.... you'll be fine with the 750TX, the 650TX is not much less and 750W is good if you upgrade anything in the future. Graphics wise, I would hate to see an i7 system with only a 4670. Aim for a 4770, or even a 4870 (only $149.99 if you find a good one) At this level of a build I don't see why not.
You may not get passive cooling, but your temps should be fine and quiet enough, the P180 is a pretty enclosed case I think, so what noise it does make shouldn't be too bad.
akm, i'm gonna go with the 750tx for future proofing/any oc'ing i MIGHT wanna do.
rawirig, i'm not sure about speakers yet but i got a decent set of surround sound altec lansing 6 speaker setup. i might go for high end monitors though. or maybe a pair of really good headphones will do it.
brendano, i think imma stick with this card for the passive cooling. i really cant compromise any sound interference for graphics quality. besides, i heard this card will work well for running counterstrike source (probably 60-80fps max settings) and decently for newer games (company of heroes, crysis, etc., around like 30 fps). i don't play much of the newer stuff, mainly Warcraft 3 and CS:S so i should be good!
thanks you guys! appreciate the input, i'm pulling the trigger on this build