Originally Posted by Slugpuppy
The new Zotac z77 is an awesome board that I'm using in my build, it has both a m-pcie slot for wireless and a msata slot (I'm putting a small 80gb card in it) you should definitely take a look at it
Thanks for the suggestion. I hadn't seen that board yet (but I was mainly checking Newegg to see what they had in stock). I think at this point I have it narrowed down to 3 choices that will fit my needs, but have to figure out which one would work best for me, which is the best bang-for-the-buck (I don't mind spending more if it's worth it), and which one is rated the highest.
I'm back to looking at processors again. I'm tempted to go with a 'T' series Ivy Bridge i5 or (more likely) i7, but they're much more expensive everywhere I have found. I just think the 35-45w TDP as opposed to 65-77w TDP would help tremendously for heat production in such a small case. Since this is my first water cooled build I could be completely wrong; can someone with more knowledge on this subject let me know if I'm right or just tell me how stupid I am for thinking that?
On a side note, Slugpuppy, I've taken a look at your build. It looks like you're coming along a lot more quickly than I am/will be! I can't wait to see how yours goes so I can get some better ideas on what to do (or what not to do) when I'm putting mine together
It has prompted me to start looking into this even more since someone else is doing the same type of build