ok i went from 800 dollar pc (just homework and music) to a 2k dollar pc (wicked gaming best of best)
and have settled at about 1200-1500 depending on a few accessories.
overclocking probably not at all games... wow/lotro/FF X1V other than that college homework.
case--- (1st) antec 1200 (2nd) antec 902
motherboard--- (1st) ud5 (2nd) ud3r
processor--- (1st)i7 930 (2nd) i7 920
graphics card--- evga 260 superclocked
ram--- gskill 3x2g 1600 ripjaws
hard drive--- 2 samsung f3 1tb 7200 or 2 seagate barracuda 1tb 7200 (raid 0 or 1 havent decided)
cpu hsf--- (1) noctua nh-d14 (2) prolimatech megahalmes rev b (3) cooler master v8
power supply--- still have the antec tpq 850 from my big build haven't changed it my only thing is i really want it to be fully modular i hate extra wires.
what do ya think? for the hsf is there any way to make the nhd14 not so feakin ugly? does it work ok with out the fans to make it look more like the megahalmes? and if so no fans on either megahalmes or nh-d14.