I just picked these parts for my new gaming pc, i dont have the utmost experience with building a computer and instead of spending hours on the internet checking to see if its compatible can you take a look and give me your 2 cents about it?
Thermaltake V6 Case
Drive Bays - Accessible : 5.25” x 3, 3.5” x 1 - Hidden : SideClick EasySwap 3.5” x 1, 3.5’’ & 2.5” x 5 Expansion Slots 7 Motherboards Micro ATX , Standard ATX Front (Intake) : 120 x 120 x 25 mm Blue LED fan, 1000rpm, 16dBA; 120 x 120 x 25 mm (optional) or 200 x 200 x 20 mm (optional) Rear (Exhaust) : 120 x 120 x 25 mm TurboFan, 1000rpm, 16dBA Top (Exhaust) : 200 x 200 x 20 mm Blue LED fan, 800rpm, 15dBA; Two 120 x 120 x 25 mm (optional) Bottom (Intake) : 120 x 120 x 25 mm (optional) Side (Intake) : 120 x 120 x 25 mm (optional) I/O Ports USB3.0 x 1, USB2.0 x 1, eSATA connector x 1, MIC & Speaker (support AC’97 & HD Audio) PSU Standard ATX PS2 (optional) Net Weight 7.1 kg / 15.7 lb Other CPU cooler height limitation: 180mm Graphic card length limitation: 305mm
For $400, you can get the GTX 670, which is better price to performance. The 670 even beats the 7970 in most cases. For gaming, get an i5-2500k. No difference in performance. What features of the mobo are you going to use? If you dont know some features, it is likely you wont use it, so consider just the V LX.