Case: I'm looking to use the COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case. It is a Mid sized computer case so I want to make sure I can fit these parts in here before I start ordering them.
I don't plan on doing SLi/Crossfire in the future. I wanted to, but realized I wasn't going to need it because I'll only be using one monitor.
I picked GTX 470 because I planned on going SLi but now that I changed my mind, what other GPU should I get?
I also downgraded my PSU from a 750W to a 550W. Will 550W be enough for this build?
I saw that Gold certified PSU are more expensive than others. Can anyone explain to me the benefits of a Gold certified PSU? Gold certified PSU also has higher wattage than others. I couldn't find a single Gold PSU with 550W. How come?
Are Cooler Master HAF really that good? gkay recommended CM HAF as well but at that time, my eyes were tricked by the NZXT Phantom's unique look. I actually thought that case was gorgeous but the more I looked at it, uglier it became lol..
I basically spent hours looking for a case on Newegg. Came across a couple which I liked: Antec 1200, CM HAF 942, and CM Storm Scout.
I just checked out CM HAF 922 and I'm impressed by their looks. Whats even better is that the 922s are Mid-Tower. I think I'm going to do a little research on 922s to see how good they are.
PS- Will I have way too much space left over if I went with a Full Tower case with my build? IDK why but my build feels so tiny xD