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  1. Decided on Thermaltake Toughpower 675, could not source a 575W model. Changed case to one with a couple of 200m fans. Been poking around in build, tutorial and part threads, excellent resources on this site :) Trying to work out if its better to SRT cache or place OS on a SSD. Leaning towards SRT Caching seems less risky if SSD fails and does not need as many GB.
  2. Thanks for link p0is(+)n and the help (you too Dasa ). Still working on it but you have given decent food for thought.
  3. Wow p0is(+)n, that's a hell of a thing. I am looking to overclock but not a lot, (to begin with anyway) only just learnt a bit about it and have been fiddling in micro steps with current clunker, improved it a lot, SWMBO tried to use performance improvements as veto on new build :/ Now it is not what you suggested but would a SeaSonic M12II 520W 80+Modular PSU suffice in lieu ? Between that PSU and the HSF cooler, build will only cost $10 more if a Sapphire ATI HD6950 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E was used. ETA found PSU is not on approved list for that video card, back to drawing board.
  4. 5 years is a bit optimistic and truth be told may be tinkering a lot during that time (might get the building bug) The cooler looks like a good idea, are they OK as is or should a 2nd fan be bought for push pull? VTX3D ATI HD6950 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E a viable alternate ? (trying to work single source for parts) The SSD was chosen for speed, had read there was some trouble with the Corsairs but it was fixed now(?). Would the 560watt be enough ? Went with 750 to give some head room. Sorry for the questions and thanks for your patience.
  5. Hi guys, been looking through this forum a lot over the past few weeks as research on new build is done. First a bit of background, first time builder, looking for a durable futureproof system,(5yrs or so anyway), main uses will be photo editing, some web site work, some video work (this is looking as though it may grow to be a fair bit in relation to home use) some CAD and of course, gaming. Watched this topic http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=46688, as it seemed to have a lot of the elements I was looking at but he went wireless and GPU-less. Enough of the waffle and down to brass tacks. Fractal Design ARC Mid Tower Case Black ( USB3.0) 3 x 140mm fans plus cable management (biggy, much easier if I can hide all the cables, also comes with fan controller) Also looked at Corsair Carbide 400R Black Mid-Tower Case, felt Fractal was slightly better. CoolerMaster GX750W PSU 80+ Bronze Certified Long cables, braiding Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H60 High-performance CPU Cooler This should fit nicely next to top fan (according to one video, had room for 60mm radiator or is this wishful thinking?) Intel Core i5 2500K Processor LGA1155 3.3GHz CPU Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 Can get more later Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 4xDDR3 Gigabyte GTX560 Super OC 900Mhz DDR5 1GB HDMI PCIE The GOC is $20 less, an option perhaps? Corsair Force Series 3 120GB SSD Possibly more in the future Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F3 SATA II 7200RPM 32M Read a couple of reviews that had this faster & quieter than the WD Caviar Black SATA III HDDs. Samsung 22X DVDRW Black SATA Don't own any Blu-Ray DVD's and can instal a drive in future if we do start using them. This is over budget, not game to tell SWMBO how much over. :/ Any glaring problems, any suggestions? Thanks in advance.