Dont ge the RE drives, the only difference between them and the caviar black drives is that they automatically pass error recovery to the raid controller after a short amount of time, that is the only difference, just get a Caviar black 1TB.
Ok, I can't decide between my current case in the build, and this one below. Some reviews say the cooler master is a little too insulated and can get hot, and some reviews say the XCLIO is a little cheaply made, but still works good. Will the cooler master above be good for my 2 gtx 275's? those side fans on the XCLIO are supposed to be good for dual cards.
what should I get? (im open to other case suggestions as well)
You can get the Ram below cheaper at Amazon.com then what it is now at NewEgg by over $30.00
OCZ OCZ3P1600LV6GK DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 6GB Platinum XTC Triple Channel Kits $113.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-OCZ3P1600LV6GK-PC3-12800-1600...
So you're saying there will be almost no difference in FSX between 1 or 2 GTX's? And if that's the case should I drop a GTX and get a better CPU?or is the 920 plenty, or should I say is the difference in the better CPU's too little for the cost?
Yoosty, Thanks a ton, made those changes you suggested. going with the thermalright ultra.
Hunter - thanks for your advice, went with your HD suggestion.
You can easily overclock a 920 to the level of the 950 with a $50 heatsink it isnt worth the extra couple hundred for the higher stock speed. The i7 920 is the best you should get unless you have a gold plated toilet, FSX will appreciate the hyper threading it has because the latest version of it can support up to 128 threads which isnt do able yet but should be in a few more years.
Get one of these CPU HSF Coolers' if you plan on OC'ing.
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail $44.98 Free Shipping* http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835233029
CoGage True Spirit Heatpipe CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Silent Fan for Intel LGA1366 $37.95
(it is similar to the ThermalRight and cools within 1 or 2 degrees' of it) http://www.performance-pcs.com/cat [...] s_id=26022
If you go with the CoGage, I would suggest this Mounting Bracket over the Push-Pin one that comes with the Cooler.
Thermalright LGA1366 Bolt-Thru-Kit Retail BOX Bolt-thru Board Mounting kit $9.95 http://www.performance-pcs.com/cat [...] s_id=24667
If you want one of the Best CPU HSF Cooler for the Core i7 then I would suggest this one, but it is more expensive.
Thermalright Ultra120 eXtreme-1366 RT Premium Heatpipe Cooler for Intel LGA1366 $74.95 http://www.performance-pcs.com/cat [...] s_id=24727