My Future Rig Update !!
Originally Posted by Bi2on
Like I said, go with 8GB better ram. There's no game out there that will take advantage of anything more than 8GB. I have 16GB in my rig, but this is not a gaming computer. More of an PC builder enthusiast PC / Ocasional overclocker
I make use of 16GB running several ram-heavy apps at once and having 30 firefox tabs constanly opened.
With corsair hydro-series lineup - it's a great choice for a first-time water cooling. It's easy-to-use and thereticaly no-maintanance is needed. But don't go for H50, go with one from the new line-up. Also like I said research "Corsair Link" - it may be interesting for you.
Thunderbolt - I'll leave the decision to you. I was considering it, but only because I think it would look cool in between my two ASUS GPUs. Other than that I have no use for it. I use Logitech Z-5500 sound system, that has it's own decoder, so all I need is a decent HD-Audio on board ship - which SB X-Fi MB2 - that is on CHV is great. I connect to the network with Wireless N, so type of a LAN controller is out of picture for me. Besides, even the one on the board is from the dark side, so i have it turned off in BIOS
If you are playing online games that require low-latency connection (any FPS will) - you should be connected with wire. But again if you don't have a 100Mbs internet connection, you will not make any usage of the better intel controller that is on the thunderbolt.
I like the white-red theme ... but again, with all that HOT hardware, don't you wanna to have a glance at it now and than. I have no previous experience with NZXT cases - so I can't help you here. I always went with mid-high end cases form CM, Zalman or Lian-Li.
And remember to follow up on the build!
Mobo: Asus Crosshair V Formula / Thunderbolt Link TiggerDirect
CPU: AMD FX-8150 (Waiting it comes "in stock")
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H100 (Special Thanks to Bi2on
) Link TiggerDirect
Graphic card: EVGA GTX 590 Classified (no the Hydro) Link TigerDirect
PSU: CORSAIR AX1200 (Why 1200W ? 'cause I hope to get another GTX 590 in few months) Link NewEgg
RAM: 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series(2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)(Special Thanks to Bi2on
) Link NewEgg
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942 Link NewEgg
SSD: Cosair 120GB 6Gbps Link TigerDirect
HDD: Seagate 3TB 6Gbps 64MB Link TigerDirect
Optical Drive: Asus 24 X (Nothing fancy just to install programs, games and burn any CD or DVD) Link NewEgg
Fan Controller: AeroCool V12XT (I see this gadget and found it interesting) Link NewEgg
It's there space for 2 590 SLI and the Thunderbold Card ??
Suggestions will be appreciated.Edited by stinkykiller - 10/11/11 at 12:43am