I'm getting a gaming rig built, but before I ordered the parts I wanted to try and make sure I wasn't being a retard and picking things that may be incompatible, have a rep of not working on arrival etc etc.
I've never built a comp before, so hopefully you guys can give me some advice.
Only thing I would I would try doing is knocking down the price with combo deals...
Other then that, the case is excellent! Reading all the reviews and looking at all the pictures, something told me right then and there that your going to get the right cooling solution.
Power supply is perfect, even if your going to SLI those GTX 460's(witch I highly reccomend doing since they scale up to 90-100% with current drivers).
Can't find a single problem I have with this rig... except maybe the cpu cooler.
It is a good cooler, but since this is my opinion I'm gonna say I'd go with the XIGMATEK Balder or the XIGMATEK Dark Night.
I currently own the Balder and its running on my AMD AM3 Phenom 925 3.0 ghz. Yeah, i know it's low speeds, but then again, even when It was overclocked at higher speeds like 3.8 4.0 my CPU was still ideling at a 33 C. With a load up to 43 C. (like during crysis or Heaven benchmark).
But hey, thats my opinion. I'm a XIGMATEK fanboy.. what can I say.
Dropping to an Antec 900 / HAF 922 would appear to save you money but combining it with an SLI /X-fire capable PSU suitable for OC'ing puts you above the cost of the better case / PSU combo already in the build.
Dropping to the i7-930 would save you $20
CAS 8 / 9 memory just isn't worth the minute savings.
Dropping to 500GB or smaller again just isn't worth the savings.
You could drop down to an 1156 based system but that would put you in the $1100 range.