COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RSA00-AMBAJ3-US 1000W + COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper black case(originally was going to suggest a different psu but saw this combo which actually cost less than a lower model psu(what i was gonig to recommend) and the case combined) http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
id still go with the cooler master 212 instead of the scythe mugen, and save $20
do you really need the cooler master storm scout? id suggest antec 900 tower for $40 less, as well as corsair 750w psu, for $75 cheaper. most people dont even use 750w, let alone 1000w.
for ram, $170 is excessive. go with this deal on ocz ram and the 5770, for $200 instead of alI3's $340 ram+5770 picks
total savings=$275, bringing total to $725 if my math is right. with this, you can then easily keep under $1150 even with a monitor, speakers, hdd and dvd/cd drive. you could even splurge and get a blu-ray optical drive for an extra $70.
dannan did you look at the storm SNIPER(not scout) + psu your saving him 30$ not 115$ while lowering his psu wattage (which i agree 1000w is to much but at that deal its huge savings) not to mention that that 30 bucks is even further lowered to about 8$ when you dont count the MIR
the ram has its own fan(good for overclocking) while having better timings and higher clock if he was to underclock it to 1600(like the ones you recommended) it would get even better timings
you just recommended a gpu that has a fairly bad track record
Total savings=$170 with a bad gpu, worse cpu cooler, much worse ram, and an arguably worse case, with 250w less power
The mugen is quite a bit better than a 212 all im going to say about that
"With our recommendations out of the way, it’s worth noting that while several coolers included manual fan speed controllers, only three supported pulse-width modulation (PWM) fan speed control. Of those, Scythe’s Mugen-2 Rev. B was the only one to make its way into our recommendations based on performance alone. " http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lga-1156-heatsink,2...