I am 15 years old, live in The Netherlands in Europe, and am probably getting a new computer for my birthday (oct 25). So for the last couple of weeks I've been looking up reviews, watching videos on youtube, readings similar threads on Toms Hardware, and kinda came up with this build. Always had kind of 'good enough' PC's, if i may complain , so this time, I'd like a PC thats really fast and future-proof. I would like to know if it's any good. Never built a system myself before, but I'm giving it a try on my BD.
Main uses, not in order of importance : Surfing, gaming(including Crysis, Far Cry 2, Fallout 3, you know the deal), storing a little bit of music, not alot bigger than 5/6Gb, using multiple applications at once, etc..
Other: Some overclocking to a stable 3.6-3.8Ghz, MAYBE, really MAYBE crossfire, no need for monitor or speakers
Especially for the comment on the VRaptor, I was thinking about it's limited capacity and its price/performance comparing to the WDC Black, so now I'm going for the WDC Black 1TB.
Also, paying 20 euros extra for deluxe version is not a burden since I'm lowering the price on the HDD.
You sure about the GPU? I heard that typical 4890 make quite a bit of noise and are hot, so I was thinking, reading the reviews, the Vapor-X cooling would drag the temps and the noise down quite a bit, but you say it isn't worth it. What about XFX hd4890 XXX? Worth 10 euros extra or not?
Thanks for your help, but do remember I live in the Netherlands. And what gain exactly does the Seagate Barracuda have compared to the WDC Black? I do understand the Megahalems though, heard all 'bout 'em