Rebuilding my PC so I can play current games...
I went a little overboard, but I figure I use it more than anything else, so I definitely get my value out of it.
Asus P8Z77-V PREMIUM motherboard
Intel i7-3770k processor
16GB DDR3 1866 RAM
Samsung 830 256GB SSD hard drive
Fractal Designs R3 Case
2x Corsair AF120 Silent fans
Noctua NH-D14 CPU heatsink
EVGA GTX670 FTW graphics card
I already had the GTX670 for a few weeks, but have been having issues with it. I am going to see if I still have the problems in the new build, and if I do, I am sending it back for replacement (they have asked me to test it in a new system, and since my HTPC's motherboard took a dump, I don't have one to test in).
The two fans I bought will be used as front intakes, and I moved the intake that came with the system to a bottom mounted intake (may or may not use it depending on case temperatures). I have to say I REALLY like this case. As much as I liked my old one (for a while at least), this new one blows it away. My old one had issues with wires not being long enough like the basic power/reset/led connections, which I had to essentially cut and splice to fix, which really annoyed me that I had to do that on a case that cost as much as that one did. This new case is 1/3 the price of my last one, is much smaller, weighs less (even though the old one was made from aluminum, and this one is steel), has tons of built in sound dampening (which I had to add on the old case), and has MUCH better cable management (non-existent on the old case). Sure, I can't fit as many hard drives in it or optical drives, but it fits plenty (8 internal 2.5/3.5, and 2 external 5.25 bays).
I will be moving my RAID controller from my last PC to this new one (and hope that the drivers work under Win7). Waiting on the Noctua heatsink to show up (supposedly today). Everything else is pretty much ready to go (installed the motherboard, ram, CPU, harddrive, video card, already and wired everything up). If the heatsink is there, I will pull out my powersupply from my current box and connect it up and start installing tonight (the only thing is that was a major pain to connect in my current case, so I hope I don't have any issues with the new setup since that will essentially be my only working PC).
Why am I getting lectured about Final Fantasy? Eat shit how about that.