Hello everyone. I am not completely new to building PCs, but this would be my very first time building expensive rig right from scratch. So, I just want to make sure everything is perfect with professionals before I proceed to check out.
I don't feel need for SSD or after-market CPU cooler; they will probably included in later upgrades. How does everything look? I'm concerned with the case a bit. Is there a better case that I should be looking at? I just picked that case since it got recommendation from Tom's but if I have spare $, I would like to upgrade the case first.
I've had a Rosewill Challenger case for two months. Got it because of Tom's Hardware recommendation and using it for my wife's build. My humble advice... it's not a good case if you live in a dusty climate or have fuzzy animals in your computer room. The main problem is the side panel is full of vent holes covering a very large area. If you enjoy installing extra filters, then you'll probably love the case.
try out antec 300 or the haf 932 or soemthing but for a mid tower look for some nice NZXT chassis, the nzxt source is good for the money too. specially if you want to customize it and put more holes. or fractal design core 3000
Also take advantage of FREE SHIPPING. If your Canadian then newegg is going to hose you on the shipping charges. This site down below along with it's sister company (Best Direct Canada) offer free shipping and usually 9 times out of 10 it beats neweggs prices. Here's a few items to take a look at.
This case down below hasn't been on the market all that long but it has all the bells and whistles. 200mm side fan, multiple fan controllers, dust filters, SSD cage, front 3.0 USB ports, etc....
http://www.asrock.com/mb/index.asp?s=1155 <---- Those are Asrocks Z77 and Z75 board line up so far...although they are going to add more boards here soon. Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI also have their boards ready to go. They all get released with Ivy Bridge.