Originally Posted by WildcatFan86
I've noticed in both replies you've went with the I5 instead of an AMD. There a reason or does AMD just suck that bad?
Naw AMD doesn't suck, but if you could get someone into a Infinity instead of a Honda you would pick the Infinity. The 8350 isnt a bad processor by any means, its just that we would rather you never ever have to worry about anything with the processor.
Originally Posted by looniam
thanks for the critique and i'll admit cases are far from my strong suit. but personally IMO if there isn't enough for a seasonic X series PSU then an XFX or antec NEO ECO series it is(both also made by seasonic). most of the time a gold rating, of just a few percent of efficiency, doesn't justify the added cost; one on sale is worth consideration.
but as you pointed out, there is some money in there if you drop down from the 7970Ghz.
Cases are kinda tough, it really just comes with a bit of knowledge and experience. I basically look for a few things,
A: What is the case made out of, if its mostly plastic, garbage
B: How many fans can it take / potential airflow. Basically, where are the fans located, how big of fans are they, how many places can the air escape from
C: What can fit into the case. Can it fit a 140mm air cooler, can it fit a Corsair H100, can it fit a massive 7970
D: PSU placement, you want it on the bottom, no questions, you want it on the bottom. That way you cant easily knock over the case because all the weight is on the top
E: Cable mangement. How many holes are there for cable management, and their locations.
Everything else is up to what is needed for the rig.
As for good psu's, check the link in my sig, it contains a very large list of good quality PSU's that is updated regularly, its not the be-all-end-all list, but if it isn't on there, its either they haven't seen it in which case you should mention it, or it shouldn't be on there.Edited by ADHDadditiv - 3/11/13 at 4:11pm