The GPU I wanted :Newegg.com - Open Box: ASUS EAH4870/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
Sold out while I was browsing, even the open box >.< I kinda had my little girly heart set on it, so now I need to find another.. someplace.
I shouldn't need the aftermarket cooling and stuff, figure a 120mm in front, 1 in rear and a side 80mm should keep it fine and cool, and I don't plan to overclock (and won't, not for a long while) so standard stuff should be ok..... right?
I don't get the Antec three hundred case... you put the PSU on the bottom.. and heat rises.. to your MOBO/CPU/RAM..... why would you want to make that stuff even hotter? plus... you can't install a fan in the top front to provide cooling breeze to this.... just seems troublesome to me.
I think I will go with this case instead:
Newegg.com - Rosewill R5604-BK 0.8mm Japanese Cold Rolled Steel Dual 120mm Fans Screw-Less design ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
as long as everything fits (and I remove the blue acessories tray to give more airflow) it should work right? everything WILL fit right? even "long cards" ?
or maybe that first one you linked... I guess with enough fans... it won't matter with PSU on bottom... but the antec 300 seems 'small' OMG no way.. wait.. HDD on their SIDES? this CAN'T be good for them... omfg.... why can't I find a case with ROOM and common sense ><
*edit* oop noob moment, the picture made it LOOK like the HDD were mounted sideways, but that was just an optical illusion.... ... lol.
COOLER MASTER Centurion 590 (case) $80
ASUS P5Q Pro P45/ICH10R (mobo) $120
Intel Core 2 Quad core Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz $190
CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 $120
ASUS EAH4870/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4870 512MB $230
Western Digital Caviar SE16 320GB 7200 RPM $65
SILVERSTONE DA800 800W (Power supply $214
ASUS VK222H Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen$220
I have myself a Windows XP Pro CD (real copy :P) for OS... and I can use Mouse/Keyboard/Dvd Rom Drive/Speakers and even monitor (although I should get an LCD) I'd like to put off buying Vista... forever... and just skip to the new one coming out, when it comes out... I don't really need more then a 320GB.. I have a hard time filling my 60GB Harddrive as it is.. even with games. And I would like to keep it 1/2 empty for performance.. so 320/2=160GB... which is 100GB more of space then I have now.
As for the case... the fans.. do you think the top side should be exhaust and the lower intake? fronts are intake of course and the back is exhaust of course. Or do you think the side fans will even been required for a non-OC Quad Core?
Guess the hard part now is finding that graphics card I had my heart set on... *cries* why'd you have to go and sell out on me!!!
Do you think $1,239 before rebates is too much for what's listed? be like $90 off with rebates, so $1,149
Stats would be like a:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz
4GB Corsair DDR2 1066 RAM
Radeon HD 4870 512MB GPU
So.. from your little sig there.. not too far off really. In fact if I read that right... you have the 10th best vid card, using SLi so 2 of them, and the one I want is the 4th best, so GPU would either be on Par or me slightly better, but my CPU won't be overclocked like yours so you got me beat there, neither will my RAM... but for a general gaming computer.. I think what's listed is decent, and will last a few years, right? Looking for 5+ years if I can.