I'm trying to make a new computer for myself. I want to overclock and it will mainly be used for gaming. I have a 1680x1050 monitor and I already have cd drive. Just wanna know if this will be fine. I'm trying to keep it close to $1300
MoBo / CPU combo is cool, but other choices could be better. Here ya get huge bump in case / PSU, an SSD, better GFX and a better CPU cooler. The H50 does very poorly compared to the better air coolers as you can see here, it loses by 5C to the Mega....and the Scythe matches or beats the Mega
Well I want this to last me a while. Like a couple years and I don't want to upgrade to a new monitor just yet. Then I also heard the nvidia gtx 500 series was loud and consumed a lot of power and ran hot.
^I understand the desire to want your computer to last a while, unfortunatley the way technology progresses, it is hard for 2 year old top of the line hardware to keep up with modern low end hardware. I always suggest to go at a lower price point and then save some of the money to upgrade when it starts showing some of its age, so you can get a little more life of the core of the system. At 1680x1050 the 6950 is totally overkill. If you want a couple of years out of a gpu at that res, go for the 6850 =]