I don't think I left anything out. One question about the graphics card: it has two dual-link DVI ports. Does this mean it will support four monitors? Or just that higher resolution monitors require duallink DVI connections?
Hi...you have a good list of parts there...But I think you might have problems with that CPU cooler and the case...First make sure it would fit the case...That CPU cooler is BIG...
You can check out this one too...It is smaller and is still far better than the stock...
Cooler Master Intel Core i5 compatible Hyper TX3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Also, according to Tom's, at least, the GTX 260 (core 216) is the card to get in this price range, but I can't tell if this one from best buy (listed above) is the 216 core model one or the older 192 model. My guess is that if it was 216 it would say so?
G.Skill is a good performance brand. I've had bad modules in the past, but I can say the same for just about every manufacturer I've used for RAM. If it happens, just RMA till you get ones that are good.
"I don't think I left anything out. One question about the graphics card: it has two dual-link DVI ports. Does this mean it will support four monitors? Or just that higher resolution monitors require duallink DVI connections? "
Ok, so I ordered the above specs, except I swapped out the BFG 260 for the PNY listed above, the Corsair RAM for the GSkillz, and the 120mm cooler for the 92mm. Everything should arrive this week, and I'll post results of the build when I get it all put together.
Everything went really well. The case is easy to work with (for a mini tower), the cooler fits nicely, etc., and the install went so well that the very first time I powered it up I booted from a Win7 DVD and installed successfully.
Now that I've been using it for a week, I can say that this system is *fast*. I can comfortably OC to 3.36ghz without the fans running too loud.