Hi, I'm looking for some feedback/advice on a system I am planning on putting together over the next couple weeks. Here's what I have in mind (and the prices I'm being quoted in CAN $$$). This rig is going to be used for 99% gaming though I really want to emphasize quiet! My current system is audible from the other room even when idle so I'd be willing to take a small downgrade in some areas if it meant a noticeable difference in noise reduction.
Case: Silverstone Fortress FT02B - $253.58
Pretty firm on this case, love everything about it.
Mobo: ASUS P6X58D-E X58 ATX LGA1366 3PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFire SLI USB3.0 SATA 6GB/S Motherboard - $267.90
If there's anything better in this general price point I'm open to changing.
My reason for the 12gb was simply that I get it at the $329.99 as part of a promotion when it's regularly about $400. I budget myself to a complete new system every 4 years so I figured for the extra hundred bucks the extra 6 gigs may pay off in a couple years from now with new game req's. Could be overkill though as you say.
I'll add the CM cooler to my list, reviews look good on it. The 2nd cooler you listed makes me a bit nervous, I know zero about liquid cooling, would it be simple to get going, and would it be significantly more effective than your first link?