I have spent a long time looking up parts and benchmarks. The graphics card is easily overclockable to perform close to a gtx 470. I am thinking of trying to scrap together the money around christmas for this. I am new to the forums and am really pulling for a great response from you guys Let me know what you think or maybe where i can cut costs. Thanks!
I thought about getting a case with better ventilation, but i decided against it just because what i have inside of it wont be that incredibly powerful. I am mainly getting the case because during winter and summer break I am bouncing back and forth between friends houses would like to bring it around to game with. If you dont mind me asking, why go with the corsair? I am hesitant because it has 1 review and 4 eggs, while the OZ have 500 some odd reviews and 5 eggs.
When it comes to the case, will it make that noticeable of a difference in performance for me to switch? It may take the temperature down 2 or 3 degrees, but other than that are there any other advantages? I was really pumped for the handle and its portability
Oh, and the rest of the machine? Will it run everything out right now? Last me a long time? Easily upgradeable? Easily overclockable? Best choice for price with the GPU? Best choice for price with the CPU?
Sorry about all the questions, im a poor college student and this is the first PC I have built by myself, want to get it right the first time!
First, I guess the main benefit of the P55 chipset (can run x8-x8 PCIe slots) doesn't really apply to this board nor for your application. The subtraction of graphics support probably doesn't save much power either lol.
Sorry again, but I don't know of any reviews OCing either the Giga or the MSI board.
Just a little more comfortable with either Asus or Giga, and a board I've used (stock) before.