So my start of the system is the ASUS Rampage Extreme LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard, (http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131334) now I want to get the most out of this, and I will also be overclocking atleast my cpu.
Now for the cpu I have been looking at a core 2 duo, as I will be running more gaming then graphical software, minus some spss statistics software. I have been keeping my eye on the E8600 really.
Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 Wolfdale 3.33GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
(http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115054) Overclocking this should be fine from what I know, and I wont be going to water to cool any of this yet, as I am a little timid on it.
all CPU Cooler ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler (http://www.newegg.co...Zalman cnps9700)
I have always liked this one, though let me know what you think.
The case is where I am a little stuck, as I want something that pushes enough air around, and is fairly quiet, along with being able to fit all I want, I know I am looking at a full tower which is no problem. I am torn between (XCLIO WTBK ADVANCED, http://www.newegg.co...82E16811103019)
or (COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000, http://www.newegg.co...82E16811119138)
or even (Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case, http://www.newegg.co...82E16811129043)
Any advice on case build would be really amazing, as I am at a loss on here, all have their wonderful pros, and some have their cons to them. I enjoy the xclio for the large fans, and the air it pushes, and I love the cosmos for the case. I am not looking at having an art peice, more so merly function. I know the cosmos has a great future for watercooling while the others not so much atleast the xclio.
Now for the Graphics I am really enjoying the new 4870 x2 SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit, (http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102768) Also I feel this has potential for a year or so later grabing another and throwing it into the case to run dual 4870 x2. Any other suggestions would be nice.
Memory OCZ Reaper HPC 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227292)
Now for hard drives I am torn between the new raptor drives the 300gb ones(http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136260) or just grabbing a nice (Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache, http://www.newegg.co...82E16822136218) I want a fair amount of capacity, and quick enough access to what I want, nothing too amazing here, and my idea on raiding is fairly simple so I am not so sure what would be best, but I think I could be satisfied with a 7200 rpm.
PSU either COOLMAX CUQ-1200B 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire or ABS Tagan BZ Series BZ1100 1100W ATX12V / EPS12V. I feel either are fair amount of power, and both seem nicely built.
dvd/cd drives now I feel are fairly basic, unless someone has a suggestion here, I don't really think its the huge point of the build.
Otherwise I feel I have made a good build, unless others have any advice or criticism which I would love. Let me know what you think, and any time taken to read this as I know its long is appreciated. The case is what I am sort of stuck at.