Watercooling... where? The price on the Hyper 212 plus and the Hyper 520 is almost identical.
Yeah, but OCZ Z Series 850W 80+ Gold 25% more expensive compaired to the tx850w.
Mushkin is unavailable to me.
Well, i dont want to push it to the limit, i will need it for a while. But getting the i7 to a stable 3.8ghz is my goal. I was thinking about the Scythe Mugen 2. It performs a little better than the 212, isnt loud, and only costs 15% more than the 212.
You can't really get more high end than that without buying multiple GPUs, more RAM or more HDDs. It will certainly last more than 3 years. If I had to guess, it could easily last 4 years w/o an upgrade, and possibly 6-7 years with some upgrades.