62 months ago
System is mainly for gaming.
I would also like to tri-boot Linux, Mac OS, and Windows on it. I am still researching if the MSI 970 will work or if I will have to opt for the EVGA for Hackintosh compatibility or even the Zotac for budget constraints. I chose the MSI as most articles I have read put it on top.
I would also like to overlock but it was (and remains) a few hundred over budget so I cut the CPU cooler out. I also switched the 850W PSU for the current. I was going with 850W initially as I might SLI at some point in the future.
What do you think of the components? Are there others you would recommend I use instead? I am unsure about the DDR-3 and PSU.
Also, can you please confirm running the CPU at stock with the stock cooler will not damage it in any way? Maybe there is a cheap cooler you could recommend and I could overclock it? Silent running would be nice but if I am going to pay a lot more for that I should maybe just wait until I have more money some time after Christmas, order the system as is, and run the CPU on stock.