Also, did you know that the case already comes with a 120mm fan?
Thanks for the warm welcome, and the advice, but I think I want more storage space than 500MB. Also, I know that the case comes with a fan, but I read on Newegg that it's recommended to get a second fan to improve the air circulation.
I figure it's probably a good idea if I plan to overclock a little, right? Will the PSU be able to handle this addition? Should I consider getting a different case and buying a more powerful PSU separately? Or will this setup be sufficient, seeing as I have relatively modest goals for this build?
Most of he x2 and x3's now aren't able to unlock the cores because they are made from miss cut x4's
the stories you head about people unlocking the cores is when the chips first came out and thier weren't enough faulty chips to meet the demand, so they took x4's and locked the cores to make it into an x2 or x3 so in my opinion I would splurge and get the x3
Also if you are planning to overclock and your case would fit it I would get a sunbeam core contact freezer for your heat sink. I have one and it keeps my x3 BE running very cool even when the fan is on low with my 3.5 ghz oc with 1.45 volts, around 50 c running small fft's in prime 95 with the fan set to low
I have the same case (:, only thing that makes me mad about it is that mic port on the front panel doesn't work for me so I bought an extension cord and plugged it in the mic port ):, tHis does work and doesn't bother me that much
also the ccf performs like a $80 heatsink and I have no idea if they still have a rebate on it but I got it for $25 after MIR