I am trying to build something that has lots of USB2+3.0 ports as well as SATAIII ports(ideally for future upgrades) since i have 7+ HDDs, I would like to store as many as posible without all the external docks I use currently. I have no preference in AMD or Intel, but AMD was much cheaper and read the parts are compatible longer so future upgrades can be less of a full overhaul, so I figured that was more $ to other components. I don't do any editing or multimedia production. it's mostly going to be used as a media center for internet, movie watching, and the occasional game of MW3 or Battlefield3 when I can get the time. I use my 60" hdtv as my primary monitor with no surround sound system. I wasnt planning on OC'ing, but am not opposed since I hear its easier now with chip/mobos & gpus being designed for it, so I would like to keep it as an option, as well as xfire or SLI in the future tho it's not too important at the moment.
I saw the thermaltake level 10gt snowleopard and fell in love, but $269 was crazy. newegg has the all black version for $199 which is still a lot for a case, but figured that with all the space everything I could posibly want to fit for years to come, also it has lots of fans with dust guards, and watercooling ports. I would be willing to get another case if it allowed me to hook up a bunch of HDDS I just havent found a case with all the HDD bays and half of the features yet, but this is why i come to you guys for help.I especially don't mind a cheaper case if an intel cpu/mobo is really worth $ for a noticeable difference until the ext gen of new cpus comes out.
Does this setup work? is there anything you recommend changing or adding?
Sorry if I left any info out, I was trying to be thorough without rambling on, so I'm not sure if I missed anything or even if all these parts are totally compatible.
I want to thank anyone and everyone for taking any time out of their day to read and/or help me.