you should get a diffrent psu if youre going to use sli in future such as this
and for the case ive storys about plastic cases breaking on delivery so i recommend this . if i were you i wouldnt get a ssd because you could use the money to get a better gpu all it does is load windows about 10seconds faster and load your programs storedon it a little faster but thats just my opinion.
So, I've upgraded the PSU to the 750W. I upgraded the RAM to the newer version. I added a Coolmaster case, and decided to remove the SSD and upgrade that later. oh and I added a DVD/CD drive.
Some question I still have:
Is the aftermarket CPU cooler or OCing really needed? I watched a demo on installation, and it looked like a pain in the butt.
You guys said I should improve my GPU, but what card would you recommend? Maybe something I can crossfire or SLI later? Or should I just focus on one GPU, because honestly, I'm not sure I'll ever take this system to that level. I just want it to be fast and reliable... it doesn't have to break records.
But if you're looking at a single GPU setup the gtx580 won't disappoint (just not exactly best bang for buck.)
"Is the aftermarket CPU cooler or OCing really needed? I watched a demo on installation, and it looked like a pain in the butt."
TBH I find it easier to put on a Hyper 212+ than the stock intel cooler It might take a little more time, but I hate those plastic push pins... keeping it all levelled and bringing it down evenly to ensure a good mount seems easier when you're screwing into the base plate one opposing corner at a time, rather than trying to keep the intel cooler steady while you're trying to evenly push through those spring loaded pins. Guess it depends how fussy you are with it too.