QuickSilverD wrote:Here is the new build, tell me how it looks.
Looks pretty good, if you're certain you don't need/want Blu-Ray playback support. If you do, there are options that will do full CD/DVD burn support plus BRD playback starting around $50-60. Also, another option for your storage hard drive: Samsung SpinPoint F3. Right now the price difference is not that special versus the WD you already picked out, although the F3 1TB did briefly drop to $89 as recently as three weeks ago. The 256GB Crucial M4 and Samsung 830 have also been below $200 on brief sales the past couple months. Whenever you place your order, you might also do a quick price comparison on both of those.
Personally, I think you'll be happier with the air cooling solution. Liquid cooling doesn't change the amount of heat to be removed, it just tries to take it a different location where you can use a larger radiator and a slower fan. But the current crop of tower-style, heatpipe based coolers are basically doing that anyway, and the heatpipe is a completely sealed unit that doesn't fail unless deliberately abused.