HDD: not sure at this point but probably one of the popular recommendations on this forum i.e. Samsung spinpoint etc.
here are the parts i have so far any critique is welcome. I am a first time builder and have only chosen these parts based on what i've read in this forum. My cousin is an intel employee and getting me the intel items at a much lower cost. I've only heard of generally negative things about intel mobos so i havent asked him to order me one. Besides a recommendation on the mobo and PSU, am I overlooking anything else? Do i need additional fans or anything of that sort?
thanks gkay and requeim for the recommendations. in what ways is the antec nine hundred better than the haf 922? i really have no clue and i just heard that the 922 would fit everything that im looking at. thanks
@demandred - if it were me buying these intel products i wouldnt mind hooking ppl up but i cant ask my cousin to supply me sorry!
both cases will do you fine in all honesty, the antec 900 has 3 120mm fans and one 200mm fan, the HAF 922 has 2 200mm fans and one 120mm fan. that's the only real difference, other than that case design. and personal opinion, i suppose it was wrong for me to say it was much better, they are about the same in all honesty, check them both out decide which you like, they are both good. if you are unsure, get the HAF-922 i say this because the PROMOTIONAL CODE for the antec 900 ends today.
@requiemsallure the Antec 900 is surely a very good case no doubt...but the HAF 922 like timmy said is more spacious and long enough to fit even the HD 5970...So there is a lot of room to work with...
And also the HDD access in the 922 is much easier as these are mounted sideways unlike the 900...