This is my first post on the PC gamer forum and I just subscribed for the magazine this month (June). I'm building my new PC all from nothing. Here is what I have so far (as of June 22).
Case - Corsair Obsidian 800D case, $269.99
Processor - Intel Core i7 980X at 3.33 GHz, $1099.99
Sound Card - HT Omega Striker 7.1, $89.99
Hard Drive #1 - Wester Digital Veloci Raptor WD1500HLFS 150GB at 10,000 RPM, $139.99
Extra fans - 3 APEVIA 120mm red fans $20.97 ($6.99 each)
Power Supply - Coolmax 950 watt, can't remember the price
I love the case. It's HUGAMUNGUS!!
It's the biggest case I've ever bought. It comes with holes in the side that you can run wires through and then put them through other holes next to where they have to be plugged into which saves alot of room. It also leaves much room for future upgrades. The case was missing 2 of the hot swappable drive bays when I got it. I contacted Corsair and they said they'd ship 2 more to me for free...kudos to them. The price for the processor was a bitch! But it's the fastest processor Intel has made so far (I think and hope) so I think I got what I payed for. The sound card looks pretty professional. I've never had onboard audio work for me so I'm still buying sound cards. I'm looking to get HDDs with at least 10,000 RPM to read it faster. I'm buying 2 HDDs; 1 for the OS (operating system) and another for everything else. The color I want for my case is red this time (blue and green for my previous PC). I'm rockin a 24" monitor with the Saitek Cyborg keyboard and a Logitech G5 mouse with the blue cracks (for looks) on it. I'm taking the power supply from my old PC and putting it in the new one because I think 950 watts is plenty for my new PC. The things I haven't gotten yet are as follows.
Video card - Nvidia Geforce GTX 480, $499.99
Hard drive #2 - Same as #1
Memory - I don't know what I'll buy but I'm looking for at least 8GBs at 2000 MHz
Operating System - Windows 7 64bit
I can't wait to finish this PC. It'll probably be a couple more months with my current moolah income.
I would really appreciate any comments, questions, suggestions and replies you may have. Thank you
Here is a picture of it so far (as of June 22).