I am looking for some advice on this build. I'm looking to spend under $1000, but maintain a beefy gaming system. I'm not looking to go hardcore with graphics and demand the everything on highest settings all the time, but I'd like to get as close to that as possible without going over budget. I'll mainly be using it for MMO/FPS games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops, Final Fantasy XIV, and Diablo 3 when it hits shelves . I'm also looking for it to stay with me for about the next 5 years like the one I'm using right now has .
If you feel like going all the way up to your $900 budget, here's a couple things to think about:
-You could spend ~30-40 more on a Cooler Master 922 case. I have the Antec 300, and I think its great for the price, but I find that its not a very quiet case... Especially that big fan on top, and yes even with the case fans on their lowest settings. You could even just spend a little more on a Cooler Master 912, but I don't know how that compares to the Antec 300
-You could also spend ~40 more on a Corsair H50 CPU cooler! Even if you don't overclock a tonne, it would still keep things quiet and cool, which is always good
You could get a better card if you wait another week for AMD to drop the 6 series cards. The 6870 will be released next week and rumor is that it will be priced around $250, if anything 5 series prices should drop as well.