Approximate Purchase Date: October/early November Budget Range: ~£700 or ~1100$ After Rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (long gaming sessions in demanding games), browsing, movies, streaming Parts Not Required:Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS Preferred Website(s) for Parts: aria.co.uk (cheapest I found) or any UK website, but if possible want to buy everything from 1 place Country of Origin: UK Parts Preferences: only preference - Intel CPU I guess Overclocking: Yes. CPU stable @ ~4.5GHz, GPU @ ~950/1400 core/memory SLI or Crossfire: Maybe. But at the moment not bothering to buy a PSU suitable for CF Monitor Resolution: 2x1920x1080 monitors, gaming on one of them, browsing, chatting etc on the other Additional Comments: Would like to hear about component compatibility and suggestions regarding those, overall cost effectiveness of this system, weak points, etc.
Also more specific questions:
- How to setup a good Airflow in HAF
- Is second fan on 212+ necessary ?
- Thermal compound - supplied with 212+ is ok or should I go with something specific
On another note, if you are going with a Z68 board then grab a small (40gb is fine) SSD to utilize the SSD caching on the Z68 boards. If you don't want to purchase the extra SSD for the caching, or you intend on purchasing a full sized SSD (240 gb for example), then you might as well go with P67.