Well, it's been a little over 4 years since I did my last system build, and something is making me think I am forgetting something for this new build so I'm posting to verify / get critiqued. I thank Tecmo34, Proximon, and JBakerLent for thier stickied post for getting me on my way.
Purchase Date: Already purchased as of 01/18/10
Budget Used: $1,500 USD before / After rebates
System Usage: Gaming, Programming, All around entertainment.
Website used: Newegg.com since it's the one I know the best.
Crossfire: Not currently but in the future maybe.
Monitor Resolution: 1900x1200 native on current monitor
The parts I ordered are pretty standard with what most people who order parts are.. I just don't know if I forgot something important, something is kicking me saying that I am.. I'll appreciate any comments given on this subject. Thank you!
Well, since the parts are already on the way... what's done is done. Like MadAdmiral... I would have gone with a different case. The HAF 922 he mentioned is very nice and the new CM 690 II is a very impressive case that is also suitable (in terms of cost / usage) for a build like yours...
Overall, it's still a very nice build and one that you should be happy with. Next time ask for advice before ordering and see if the community can help you save some $$$ or get some more muscle under the hood.
I read up on the cases and the HDD's and looked at the prices and swapped out what was suggested. The tool kit and the other misc was on the bill before I just didn't add them to my list, but It's up there to show what else was added to the bill. Does this look a little better than before? the price point remains the same @ 1432.28 with shipping. Any other modifications to the order before I checkout?
That is true if it was only for gaming. I wouldn't change the entire build right now. The i7 is a great CPU in it's own right, and will be more future proof than the i5. It's also not the latest hyped CPU. That'd be the upcoming i7-930 and the i3s.
Well, I got the parts and put it together a couple night ago (been spending time at the hospital with my dad so it took a bit to finally post and give kudos to those whom helped me make my decisions.) It's running relatively smoothly, with the 920 running at a nice 30-32 per core idle and maybe 54-58 when loaded. So I'm good there (good call on the cpu cooler, though I had a hard time getting the thermal compound in the grooves.) Only issue I am having at this time is my video card. It rattles after extended use. I probably need to rma it.