SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, general
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Everything but the listed
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Doesnt' matter. Directron.com seems cheap
PARTS PREFERENCES: Only case, heatsink and fan
OVERCLOCKING: Absolutely, that's the purpose of the purchase
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1650 or 1920
I've got a decent rig, which includes
- Asus M3N78 MB, with 6GB DDR2
- XFX GTX 260 Black Edition
- 850 W PS
- AMD Phenom II X3-720 Black Edition
It plays the new games well, and it is generally fast. Therefore I don't see a reason for upgrade until DX-11 rolls out.
However my case sucks since it barely fits the video card, and the air flow is abysmal.
There is no room for a big heat sink required for serious OC.
In the future, I'll probably upgrade MB to DDR3, maybe Intel I7 with DX-11 card, but it seems that's a project for next year
My immediate goal is to solve my severe lack of OC capabilities, so I figured I should invest in the following
- Case, which is big enough for any future MB I might pick (preferably ATX-E compatible)
- Big heatsink, preferably compatible with both AM3 and I7 sockets
- 120mm heatsink fan.
The Cooler Master HAF 932 is one of the best cases out right now, so good choice.
The Thermalright "TRUE" is still considered by many to be the best HSF on the market or if not the best in the top 5. I'm guessing the fan is for the TRUE? It is a little fancy for a HSF but if that is what you want... I gues go for it.