You dont really need i7 2600k for gaming. For like $20 more, get the i7 2600k as it overclocks better even though your not overclocking. You can save some cash by going with i5 2500k. But its up to you. 16gb of ram is not needed, 8gb is enough
I went with a HAF-X when upgrading my rig several months ago. It is a remarkably quiet case. I use it with a V6GT cpu cooler from Cooler Master, dual Asus GTX 570s with reference coolers and my good old Enermax Galaxy 1000w.
Whenever friends visit, they are all very much impressed with how quiet my system is, even when running games.
I can't read ya web sites so I used newegg, sorry.
Why a micro MoBo in a giant full tower case ?
Processor: - Intel Core i7 2500k - Is the extra 0.1 GHz worth $100 to you ? The hyperthreading won't help you with gaming so if the answer to the previous question is no, then I'd get the 2500k .... invest the savings in a better GFX card
Case / PSU - The 600CX is a bit light for CF / SLI on anything bigger than the 6870 and not even for that if you are overclocking the GPU's and CPU. For quietness ya may wanna look at the Antec CP-850 which is the quietest PSU I have yet to encounter .... it's 10.0 jonnyguru performance rating and extremely low price don't hurt.
I'd pair it with an Antec 1200 V3, P193, P183 or DF-85 ..... all four of these cases fit the CP-850, all 4 provide excellent cooling (all the ones I have built have the adjustable fans at lowest speed setting). And their quietness and cool running is quite remarkable as a pair.
If you don't want one of those Antec cases, then I'd suggest this:
NZXT Hale90 550W 80Plus Gold Modular €826 http://www.fcomputer.dk/hardware/stroemforsyning/nzxt/h...
The 750W version had its fan speed measured at 705RPM at maximum load and this is in line with Super Flower Golden Green units of similar wattage.
January 20, 2012 10:58:25 AM
Ok.... several iterations later today. My system looks like this now:
PSU: Corsair Gaming Series GS700 - 700W 140 mm
Case: Antec Sonata SOLO II - ATX Pianosort
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K / 3.3 GHz Processor - 6MB LGA1155
mobo: ASUS P8P67 Pro B3 Revision - ATX LGA1155
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 Series MAX IOPS Edition - 2.5″ SATA-600 120GB
RAM: Kingston HyperX blu - 2x4GB DDR3 1333MHz PC3-10600 CL9
Did I miss anything or make any obvious mistakes? Should I go for 1600MHz RAM?