Originally Posted by psyclum
what are you going to be using this machine for and any particular reasons you picked those components? you have the makings of a decent computer, but claim you don't know about cooling:D if you are on a tight budget, there are a few things you can switch out to save yourself a few bucks.(getting a 2500k instead of a 2600k for instance) but, if you have very specific reasons for those parts then that's fine.
for a good value case, the inwin buc
is one of the highest rated cases
for liquid cooling the arc miDi is definitely the preferred choice
if you are looking to go smaller (mATX) both arc miNi and TJ08-E or the PS07 are all very high performance cases.
for classic looks, any corsair are good
for good value but high maintenance (lots of cleaning due to poor or no filters) then any of the HAF cases or storm enforcer would do well
as mentioned, it all depends on exactly what you intend to do with your machine. overclocking, triple SLi/xfire, liquid cooling, passive cooling etc...
Great thanks psyclum,
That's exactly the type of developped answer I wanted.
So to make it brief at answering your questions,
I don't know %/!% about cooling, that's right.
I have no particular reason why I picked those components, I just searched deeply and that's what I came up with for what I need.
PC Gaming will be the only and unique use of this rig. I won't do storage, won't watch movies, won't use any app other than PC games, I'll almost barely browse the web.
We have to make it clear here: I'm not on a budget, but I surely don't want to pay for something I don't need. (color light, fancy design or any aesthetic features).. Actually, I want this case to be as boring as possible.
I hate bling bling, colored light, design, sticker or any damn flashy things... All I care for is performance, cost saving, ease of access and noise(less).
From what I understand, watercooling is not an option for me since it seems to be mostly an hobbyist thing. Althought it can reduce noise, I don't think it worth the price of it.
Does my motherboard impose any restriction in the selection of my case ?
Finally, I will overclock both GPU, CPU and RAM. I also intend to crossfire 2x 7970 in a year or so. (won't ever go over 2 gpu cards however)
Also, I won't go over 2 SSD (no other storage unit).
Hope this can help