I am currently a new member on this wonderful site and I would gladly appreciate help on my
new Gaming/General System that I will be building in the next 1-2 months. Where I will Buy from:
I live in Australia and the website that I will be purchasing my components from is, www.tigerdirect.com
Note: Yes, I will be the shipping parts to AUS because it actually ships to Australia unlike many US stores and I simply cannot find a cheap store in Australia. If you have any better websites with exceptional customer service, reliable and are cheaper then TigerDirect please feel free to recommend them. (Note: I'm not 100% sure if the Shipping Fees and Price in total will be cheaper than buying directly from Australia) Please Help me on This.
What this System is build for:
This is a build that I hope will last 2-3 years and will be used for Gaming and General usage.
I am into both RTS/RPG and FPS games. I will also be using this computer to accomplish High-School homework and assignments.
E.g: DotA, WoW, CS:S, CS1.6
Note: I am not a hardcore 24/7 gamer but I will Overclock my CPU and maybe Crossfire my Graphic Cards.
MotherBoard: Asus Crosshair III Formula Unfortunately I can't find this mother board on TigerDirect anymore and I would appreciate if someone could recommend another board with pretty much the same features. Also it would be thankful if the motherboard would support CrossfireX as I will be connecting two 5770's Edit:According to comments I might just go with one 5770 or 5850.
Note: I might or might not buy these since I have a decent headset already. (Feel free for recommendations)
P.S Please note that I am looking at components that are Price: Performance wise. So if you are making recommendations please make them reasonable.
Overall, I'm a first time builder and so please do not recommend things that are too over complicated to install or use, the simpler the better. I have done extensive research and I am positive that the components I chose are compatible. But feel free to correct me. Oh and if I did violate any rules by accident by posting in wrong sections then please correct me.
P.S I'm apologise for such a long thread but I do wish my build to be mistake-less
Ultimately, while the Thermaltake SpinQ heatsink is a good heatsink, it isn't able to stand out from the crowd. Better manufacturing control may have influenced the SpinQ's efficiency if all six heatpipes were properly soldered to the base. However, without a reference sample to compare against we cannot say for certain.
In any case, both Intel & AMD thermal test reports position the Thermaltake SpinQ as a good heatsink, but clearly not the coolest nor quietest available.