I've finally done it. After researching on it for about a couple of months, I've finally bought the parts and build my own computer. :D
The guy at the store offered to build it for me, but I didn't want to let him have all the fun. So 7 hours after getting all the parts home, I finally got it working. You guys were right. There is no better feeling than building your own computer and watching your creation come to life. (Well, I'm sure there are, but this definitely belongs to the top 10)
So I'm using her mainly for gaming (obviously). Battlefield, Far Cry, Crysis etc.. Replacing my 3 year old HP laptop which heats up like crazy even on idle. And I do a bit of photo editing using Photoshop, Photomatix etc.
The only problem I ran into while building her was with the H100i cooler. The heat sink of the M/B was in the way. Although the radiator fits in perfectly, the fans were touching the heat sinks. So I had to screw the radiator to the grill on the top of the case rather than the holes allocated for it at the top. It's a tight fit, but well, that's the best spot for it.
I've got a 3 fan in 3 fan out setup generating a bit of positive pressure. Had one Coolermaster Sickleflow 120mm fan lying around, so used that as a fan to let air in from the base of the case.
Stuff left to do:
-As I ran out of time during this weekend, I couldn't try and overclock my CPU yet. The only "overclocking" I've done so for is enabling XMP in the BIOS.
- Also, got to try and manage the cables a bit better.
UPDATE : Turned the PSU upside down and got the cables out of the way. Swapped the fans that came with the case and installed two Coolermaster Sickleflows at the front. Placed one of the case fans at the bottom pulling air in.
Cleaned up the cable clutter a bit more. As promised, uploading a few more pics.
Also, did a mild overclock...bumped it up to 4.2Ghz. Will go further during the weekend.