Originally Posted by Slaymate
Thermaltake makes a nice case. The only thing I don't like with it is that you can only mount the power supply on the bottom. While it's popular putting the power supply on the bottom, I prefer to mount the power supply on the top (heat rises). But to be honest a case is really a personal choice and you should buy what you like, not what I like.
I haven't used any Corsair SSD's yet, but their a good company so it should run about the same as its competitors. If I was buying a SSD I would go with a OCZ as I've tried quite a few of them and I haven't had any problems, but that's just my opinion.
That's the thing about cases, I spent so much time and effort looking for a decent case but the ones I found that matched my criteria didn't really "work" for me. The minute I saw that one I started watching video reviews and checked out vortez.net's review on it, turns out it's a pretty solid case, easily affordable and sexy as all get out. My only problem is I can't find any of those colorshifting 200mm fans they use in it for sale by themselves anywhere, really a shame cuz I'd love to put 2 more of them in it, 1 more on top and 1 on the side.
On newegg most of the OCZ drives have low ratings, people say they die after less than a year or so, I really don't want to deal with that. Corsair has always been good to me and has always had really solid performance so I was glad to see them be so affordable. Well, affordable as soon as I sell some more stuff.
Can't wait for this PC to be built, definitely gonna buy myself a R.A.T. 7 mouse for BF3.
So final specs seem to be:
Case: Thermaltake Chaser MK-1
Mobo: Asus Sabertooth 990FX AM3+
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 980 BE
Cooler: Cooler Master V6-GT using Tuniq TX-2 Thermal Paste
RAM: G. Skill Sniper 8GB DDR3 1600
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 5770 (Until I upgrade to the 6870)
Main Drive: Corsair Nova 60GB SSD
Secondary Drive: 500GB Seagate HDD
Third Drive: 1TB HDD
Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc DVD Burner
O/S: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Edition
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series 650W
I'm also considering throwing in a 5 in 1 card reader since they are so cheap and I tend to take lots of pictures, it would make it easier to upload them.