So I took the DormBox guide from the TR back to School guide and modified it a bit to build a new all-purpose/gaming machine. Here is my results:
This was a huge downsizing for me as you can see (yes that's a Corsair 850D):
My build is as follows:
CPU Cooler: Corsair 100i
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5
RAM: Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A Cas9 8GB
SSD: KIngston HyperX 240GB
HD: 2 - 3TB Seagate Barracuda 7,200 RPM
VideoCard: I am still rocking a NVIDIA 560Ti (notes on this below)
CD/DVD/Bluray: Asus bluray
Powersupply: EVGA (full modular) 750W (Seriously a 10 year warranty that's crazy)
Case: Corsair 350D
Here's what it look like completed:
(sorry for the bluriness)
Just a few notes about it, I was keen on the color of the Mobo but as I got it all together it didnt become an issue as you can see. It was a little tight working in the case As I opted to place the radiator in the top and orient that fans to pull. I have 2-240mm Fans pulling into the case keeping positive pressure. It is very very quiet. As for the case, Corsair built another quality Obsidian case.
As for the Video card, I was fully prepared to pull the trigger to buy an R9 280x but since eveyone had them on sale this past weekend no one has them in stock. NewEgg, MicroCenter, and Fry's are all out. So now I don't know what to put in it. I was thinking a Nvidia 760 of some sort But I just dont know.
I am using the Creative on-board sound instead of my previous Asus Xonar DSX card. I'm not to sure about it. I did get all the changeable amps for free from Newegg so I might try them out before I opt back to the Asus Xonar DSX.