Welcome to the club everyone. I am liking what I see. I hope to do something more with mine since it's on the low budget side. I want to put more muscle in it! Pretty much used for movies only. I threw in the 8800GT in case I do some light gaming on it...
Here are my specs: Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75IA-E53 CPU: AMD A6-6400K APU Memory: 8GB Kingston HyperX Blu DDR3 Power supply: Old - Ultra 400W Modular power supply Hard drives: Western Digital 160GB 2.5" (from my old laptop) and 1 TB Seagate with all my media on it.
Haven't decided on the CPU cooler (wanted to do some overclocking) and the 2x 80mm fans yet (I wanted to see if I can mount bigger fans to the side panels, I'm thinking if the fans uses push pins then it might work?)
I should receive all the parts by next week, so hopefully I can put some pictures up asap
Thats gonna be a pretty strong gaming rig! the 970 you chose ranks right up close to a reference 980 in same cases.
I should be getting my Core V1 today, but won't be able to do anything until I get my two new radiators and fans in. My objective will be to fit 2x 240mm radiators on a ventilated "roof" panel - gotta have the cooling for my video card. It's going to be an interesting, albeit simple mod - especially once I can work on a shroud and new front panel. Can't wait until we can order a new windows side panel.
Check your local crafts shops. I got 2 sheets and just cut a frame to the size of the side vents and about 13mm thick. They're adhesive, so I just stuck it to some fiberglass screen that I had a roll of.