SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, web, video editing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse (Logitech G500), Speakers (Logitech G35
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: Looking for good quality parts that will last me a long time
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Eventually
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Well, I am looking to build something nice and powerful that will take limited upgrades to keep it up to speed in the coming years. So, here are the parts I have been researching in the past 6 months while deployed.
^ Frankly I dont see anything that has to be improved...It is a solid build...
Though I like the HD 5870 over the GTX 480, but it is not a bad choice if you have planned just for 2 cards and not more than that...And also it does offer better performance though but not sure if that warrants the amount of power it consumes and the heat that it produces...but with the case that you have selected, I doubt you would have any issues related to heat...
Even though you have not included the instant discounts, but do not forget the combos... http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Well, I'd get a PNY or Zotac GeForce GTX 480 instead, and save around $35 on average - they both offer lifetime warranty, just as EVGA does, and I would not pay $35 for a 25MHz overclock on the core, and a 49MHz on the memory - an approximate 3.57% overclock. Otherwise it's a good build.
Cons: Put a Evga GTX 480 in this case. the mini HDMI port on the left side WILL NOT BE USABLE unless you use a dremel or something to make a hole in the plastic part overlapping the back left side of the case.
There is not a benefit going through the Mini HDMI port rather than the DVI ports correct? HDMI delivers the exact same quality as DVI I have been told, just HDMI has the ability of running sound alongside video.
@gkay09 - Do any of those cases offer comparable air flow to the TEMPEST EVO?
@Lmeow - I see what you mean, I hope the none SC version of the Evga when I actually go to press that checkout button. If not I will have to go for the Zotec of PNY version.
^ Yes HDMI is useful if you plan to use the sound alongside video via the same connection...
As for the cases, the ones that I have listed are as good as the NZXT...and the mian advantage of these cases over NZXT is the HDD mounting...All the above cases have side mounting facing outside rather than towards the mobo...But it wont matter if you dont meddle with the HDDs much...
But going with any case - including that NZXT is not a problem...all are very good cases...