Hey guys, I enjoyed building my first system not too long ago, so I've decided to try putting together something more powerful. All parts will be purchased from www.directcanada.com . Parts I am not 100% sure about are ; The RAM ( will it get in the way of the hyper 212?) , the case ( Any better deals with good cooling?) , and the CPU ( Will it OC well?).
Gaming build as mentioned in title, and I will specifically be playing things like mw2, crysis, empire, etc. I do not have parts to reuse, monitor is 1280-1024, soon to be upgraded. I am also not sure if the athlon will work with that mobo because newegg only says phenom x4, x3.......
This Hard drive is almost as good as the Spinpoint i would go with it.
As far as the Hyper 212 I am currently using one and I have absolutely no problem with my ram fitting in.
OSU, Are you running your memory in dual channel mode? dooes the hyper 212 overlap? the memory i want to get looks like it has pretty tall heatspeaders so if you could tell me how the hyper 212 looks in ur case that would be awesome.
*Edit 2 If you look at tecmo's stick on building PC's he used a Hyper 212 and a gigabyte board and the way he mounted the 212 looks like it does cover the first slot. However I mounted mine slightly different where the fan is blowing out the rear exhaust.