Since June, I have been saying that I will buy a new PC. I can't procrastinate any longer, as I am going to university in the fall and won't be able to afford anything then lol. Well, here is my favorite build so far. Any info, recommendations, changes or opinions would be greatly appreciated. Ask me anything you might need to know too.
Thanks a lot.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week/early next week
BUDGET RANGE: $850 CAD
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, internet, watching movies, music
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Lastly can I interest you in a modular PSU. Modular just means that the power supply unit does not have any wires connected to it and that you can just plug in whatever wires you need to use to power your components.
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Yes, I think you'd prefer the 720BE also.
As you probably know, that case does have blue LEDs in the front fan. I like the subdued glow it gives mine. If you like, you can get additional CoolerMaster blue LED fans (they come in a 2-pack); use one of those in the top of that case, and save the second as a spare.
I just got a 720BE, and it came with a crappy-looking lightweight aluminum HSF. You may want a better one, especially if you think you'd like to try some overclocking. I put a Scythe Ninja-mini on mine, because despite having only an 80mm fan, it is very quiet. This weekend I'm going to see if I can crank it up to at least 3.4GHz. Brief initial tests failed to unlock the 4th core.