Just wait. Most of us on this site would be fortunate to have a girl look at us, let alone marry us.
My motherboard failed shortly after I connected the three fans into one. I don't think that was the cause but holding off just to be sure, may be prudent. The ASUS board's case fan is wired to feed up to 1 amp and I don't think three fans use that much. I was previously running two front case fans connected together and the third fan running off the AIO pump--this works with no problem other than the rear fan has a fixed speed of about 1000 rpm.
here's the link https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIABU94WV1456&cm_re=3_to_1_fan_splitter-_-9SIABU94WV1456-_-Product
Yes, good point, I'm leaning heavily in that direction . . . come on tax refund!
Just got in a Fractal 304 and a SF450 PSU.
WOWS, surfing, and writing papers . . . in that order, too. :)
Yes, I have a Fractal 304 case, SF450 PSU, and a 256G M.2 so far, haven't ordered the last four components yet.
32Gbs would max out the board and make it a non-issue for the life of the computer.
Even though the Asus 270 Mobo is an OC board, a premium that would not be utilized, it has several other features that I like over more basic boards (dual M.2s, for instance).
Thank you for your response. I'd be surprised if a new G4560 had any performance advantages over my existing i3-2120, a processor which has been absolutely bulletproof. The bottleneck in my current Dell system is the worthless GT 720 video card and the motherboard where the bus to the video card is limited to 35 watts, all pushed along by an archaic 32-bit operating system.
I installed a $65 Sandisk ssd into a five-year-old i7 Sandy Beach laptop with a failing hdd. Together with a new Win10 operating system the laptop boots in 5 seconds instead of over 2 minutes and is a joy to use. My kid got his grubby hands on it since it was "fixed" and I haven't seen it since!
Doubling the size of the ssd theoretically doubles its lifespan. I believe the larger ssds read a little faster, as well.
Thanks for the input and positive vibes!
That motherboard is definitely a finalist. The GTX 1060 is also a lock. I might hit the CPU and RAM a little harder.
Great minds think alike!!