SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming/Photo editing and storage/Office Work/Movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, DVD burner
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe (never tried to OC before)
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I have helped build a couple of PCs and would like to build one on my own.
I just won a $1800 gift card to newegg at my job and can't wait to use it
Would like to be as future proof as possible
This is what I have picked out and wanted to be sure I have made the right choices:
The Zalman 9900 cooler is outdated. New core contact tower coolers are better and cheaper. Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus, Xigmatek Dark knight, Sunbeam core contact freezer, Scythe Mugen 2, even Zalman's new CPNS10X (a core contact tower) would be better choices.
Try to find Cas7 or 8 for about the same price as that Cas9 you linked.
The Caviar black 1TB is a 3x~333GB platter drive. The Samsung F3 1TB has two 500GB platters and is much faster.
The 900 is a great case. Consider putting your DVD burner (any $30 SATA burner will work) at the bottom and sliding your extra power cables underneath it. Then you can move one of the drive bays up a bit higher to run air from the front straight over your RAM to the CPU.
Ok I replaced the HDD with a 500GB Samsung F3 because I decided I'm just doing overkill with the 1TB. I also used the Dark knight cpu cooler. With the savings and some of my own cash I with with the 5870 GPU.
I think that might be my final build. Any more suggestions anyone?