hi evryone i need your help to build a htpc gaming. been looking all over but i cannot find a case suitable.
please feel free to ammend my choice of components as i am really not sure, but confident in building it myself.
my main concern is if this case supports the 2600k and heat.
Thank you for bringing it to my attention 580 being loud, I went for it as it had good reviews. Can you reccomend a card or 2. as for the case you linked me to is abit too big for to sit under the tv. I've been a console gamer and not sure what card or case to go for. Will the zalman hd03 be better and a gtx 560ti. I want to be able to play crysis 2 and FIFA 12. Cheers!
Hi ali2ki, I am new to Tom's Hardware. However, I built a multipurpose pc about a year ago. I use it as an HTPC under my 37" LCD tv. I used the cooler master elite 360 case. It is a cheap case, ($30.00 at Fry's in the U.S.) but it can sit horizontally under your t.v. on a shelf. I have a micoATX mobo, 2 hard drives (dual booting win7 and win8 dev preview), an Asus BD/DVD drive, Thermaltake TR2 430w PSU (ATX PSU), and an HIS5670 graphics card. I added one additional fan and have an external drive, as well, for media storage. I have the sound connected to my old Kenwood stereo receiver (20 years old, but still rocks!) I have Split Second game installed, as well. It is fairly quiet. I rarely hear any fans. The only problem you might find with the Cooler Master elite 360 case is a limitation on how long your graphics card can be. The PSU is mounted in the front of the case (the graphics card would be right behind the PSU). You may, also, need to purchase software to play Blu rays. I use WinDVD 2010pro and am happy with it. Hope all goes well for you.