1st post/thread, long time lurker. The information on this site is quite invaluable and hoping someone could critique my i7 build. It's purpose is to eventually be a gaming/home theater rig with some OC'ing (not trying to set a benchmark lol) and hopefully I'll be able to bypass anything liquid related as far as cooling *crosses fingers*
cpu: i7 920 D0 (already bought)
mobo: Majorly stuck. I had my heart set on the Giga UD7, but it seems this board is more-so intended for liquid cooling? My other possibilities were the EVGA A1 and the Giga UD5.
gpu: xfx hd 5870
cooler: Noctua D14 or Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. B. The Mega's are my front runners due to their smaller scale than the Noctua. This board tends to push Sunbeam Core Contacts, but not sure how they compare at this point in time (I rarely see other boards pushing for it)?
hdd: WD Caviar Black 1tb (already bought)
memory (at least 6gb): OCZ Platinums no longer available from Newegg? I sad
Looking at either Corsair or G.Skill I guess, unless they are restocked. Any solid low profile performers out there? I've seen Corsair Dominators and G.Skill Ripjawss/Tridents often recommended at xtremesystems (G.Skill mentioned here more).
psu: Corsair 850hx
Blu-Ray: Either Pioneer BDR-205 or Lg BH08LS20...leaning towards Pioneer.
Drive: LITE-ON LH-20A1P (already have)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 (already bought)
I don't think I'm forgetting anything? Thur my money blows! Thank you for any assistance as I'm looking to order by New Year's!