Originally Posted by ibleedspeed
Hey thanks for all the suggestions guys. I will def add an air cooler to the setup and check out the gtx 670.. as for the case i know a lot of gamers hate thermaltake but the overseer just suits me. as for the power supply like i said i dont want to limit myself so it is for future possible sli setup. i am aware its overkill buy they do not carry the lower wattage thermaltake tough grand series on newegg i was going to go with 1000 watt..
thanks for all the help again.
1200W and even 1000W is a bit overkill IMO even for upgrading later on. No reason for 1100W or above unless you are running Triple SLI.
Also, although the Samsung 830 series SSDs (though the 840 should be available soon) is the best in my opinion for an SSD to buy you wouldn't be sacrificing anything going with a drive that is on sale or has a great rebate. Even an OCZ Agility 4 would yield excellent results. No real noticeable real world difference in performance. I know you were looking to cut costs a bit.
I agree with the assessment that Thermaltake is just trying to capitalize on the millionaire gamer that wants flashy plastic flares and EXTREME naming schemes lol and provides a dubious level of quality at best. Too bad Thermalright isn't still in business. I think they got a bad rap though since their name was so similar to a despised brand and they were the little guy, but they sure did make excellent full copper block heatsinks.
As far as the PSU goes, you are probably going to be better off with a greater quality yet lower wattage unit such as from PC Power & Cooling. It wouldn't save you much money, but you'd be happier with it I think. If you can get lucky, used Corsair AX850 PSUs can be had for right around $100.
Here are some current deals:
Corsair AX750 for $145 with promo code PSU106
ASUS Blu-Ray Burner for $52.98 use promo code EMCYTZT2282
Antec DF-35 case for $45 no promo code needed
OCZ Agility 4 128GB SSD for $70 use promo code EMCYTZT2284
Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600 2x4GB kit low profile DIMMs for $37 use promo code BTEJNNJ36
Also it should be noted that Corsair has 1.35V modules out now at a slight premium:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233199Edited by AerieAngel - 10/1/12 at 4:53pm