so built a new gaming rig over the holidays, as u can see from some of the parts, I've been taking advice from SPCR's recommended and forums
case: antec p182
CPU: core i7 920 @ 3.2ghz
CPU heatsink: thermalright ulta 120 LGA1366
Mobo: EVGA x58
ram: 6g G skill 1333 ddr3
vid card: sapphire 1gb 4870 (non reference)
power supply: corsair HX620w modular
hard drive: Samsung F1 1 tb
fans: 4 scythe 120mm slipstreams at 800rpm
only just finished building it 2 days ago, and so far its not bad. fairly quiet, but not silent. One thing thats kinda disturbing me is my samsung HD. im not sure if its a common occurrence but every so often i hear a "thumping" noise from it? ive read that it could be the read/write noise but its quite distinct and loud. i might have to RMA it....
Also the vid card has been doing fine, i don't really notice it but as some ppl have commented on other threads here, on start up, the fan spins to max for like 2 seconds i guess to warm up?
I was originally planning on getting the enermax MODU 525 power supply instead but ncix did not have it in stock and there was no ETA on them for restock.... but the corsair is pretty darn quiet and they have better customer service so that's good.
oh and word of advice for people that are planning to have a very similar setup, the 8 pin connector on the evga x58 mobo is placed pretty badly, and the 8 pin cable on the corsair power supply was JUST long enough, took me a good hour just to get it in, was kinda scared i would rip the whole cable out of the box...
Also the thermalright ulta 120 LGA1366 comes with this new plastic fan case to put on the heatsink.
when i put it on, i was horrified to notice that the plastic fan case actually touched the top fan and also slightly hovered over the first ram slot.... so i had to buy oem fan clips so nothing was touching or in the way...