I was thinking about getting an SSD but I read that they have a very short life time (less than a year) and I'm not sure if it does worth, considering my budget.
make sure you include an SSD in your build
I've been looking at the CM HAF 912 and it looks awesome for cooling and cable management, but the problem is that it is 48cm height and doesnÂ´t fit in the space I have because there is a shelf at 45cm height, so the cage should be shorter.
This one is more expensive but you are getting quite a rig there and this case will fit your CPU cooler easily as well it also has all the above 7 things you want in a case-
If you want to remain on the thermaltake then google to see if your coolermaster 212+ will fit in it (i've no idea how big that heatsink is so I can't really tell you)
The Antec 300 seems better than the Thermaltake V4, with the possibility of putting 2 front fans, and I've seen some good reviews about it, for the price (50â‚¬).
- The ASRock Z68 extreme3 gen3 is fine for me, maybe the Z77 is more future proof, but I think that by the time I have compatibility issues because of the mobo, I will be getting almost a whole new rig.
I see that your store already has Z77 boards in stock. With 10 euros more (134 â‚¬), you'd be able to get the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 board which IMO would be a nice plus. There may not be any major performance gain if any but I personally always want to get the newest board possible when I build my rigs.
I've updated the built for you with some of my advice:
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 - 134 â‚¬
Intel Core i5 2500K - 183 â‚¬ (Probably wait for the IB i5-3550K while you're at it)
Corsair Vengeance LP White 8GB - 49 â‚¬ (It has low voltages @1.35v and wasn't that much different in price with the others.)
CoolerMaster Hyper212+ - 31 â‚¬
Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS - 89 â‚¬
MSI GTX560Ti 448 TFIII + BF3 Bundle - 257 â‚¬
Corsair TX650V2 PSU - 78 â‚¬
CoolerMaster HAF 922 - 94 â‚¬ (Much better airflow then the V4)
Total 915 â‚¬ (It's a bit over your budget but you can always change the board back to Extreme3)
- 1.35V vs 1.5V RAM... is there any benefit apart from less power consumption? I chose the ripjaws because I saw that 1.5V RAM has no trouble running in quad-channel, and I might be upgrading to 16GB RAM in a couple of years if I need it.
- Finally, the case... it's even taller than the HAF 912, so it doesn't fit in my desk, 45cm tall is all the available height I have, so I'm looking for a 42-43cm tall case at most.
It has almost the same price/performance than the 560Ti 448 + BF3, so I'm getting this last one.
How about this ?
Thanks for the replies.