Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next week Budget Range: $900-1000 After Rebates System Usage: primarily gaming (WoW, SWTOR, Skyrim mostly, but
I would like the capability to be able to play more demanding games -
I normally use a Mac so have been shut out of most games for a while),
occasionally work/movies/web-browsing Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor (24"), OS Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, Amazon.com Country: U.S. Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: 24" (1920x1080 or 1920x1200) Additional Comments: I would like a reasonably quiet and
The parts I am thinking of using are listed below. I am not averse to
rethinking any of the components below, and would appreciate any
advice of the community on fine-tuning this build. Thank you in
To start off, there isn't much-if not anything-to change, as most of your parts are great. The cooling isn't going to help in a small case if it [the case] doesn't have good airflow. Half of the heat is dispersed into the case, while the other half through the exhaust. Reference models dump most if not all heat through the exhaust, but they don't run as cool. You shouldn't have much of a problem though, but just wanted to share some info.
Consider the Samsung Spinpoint F3 as your HDD (great performance, but for $10 more). Green HDD are usually more for storage than performance.