Have just ordered my new parts last night ... finally ...
Well, I would have prefered 2 x 4 GB module over 2 x 2 GB ones, but they don't seem to be in stock anywhere.
Then, I'm gonna build the 140 mm fan from Scythe into the front pane of the PC case.
Only problem is going to be, how to get an accurate circle cut into the aluminium.
Never done this before, hmm ..
Once I had a fan with blue LEDs built in, the PC case looked so awesome at night.
That's why I'm gonna try to put these blue LEDs from Revoltec in the new PC-Q07.
And regarding the mouse, I had tried so many mice in my life (I mean PC mice, doh !).
But to be honest, I always come back to this Basic Mouse as it seems to be tailored for my hand.
That's maybe just a question of taste.
The Xilence CPU cooler is not the strongest one around, but there are not many coolers for Mini iTX existing.
Besides this, it has propper fixing on the motherboard and not the stupid push-pin solution, that can bend the board.
Had loved to get Thermaltake's MeOrb but that was not in stock.
Maybe I will get that one later.
Ahhh, and my new Quad ... I was thinking so hard of what CPU to get, Wolfdale or Yorkfield.
Looking all over the internet did not enlighten me much. There seem to be only few situations where a quad was much better than a duo.
Video processing (rendering & encoding) and some PC games (GTA IV) for example.
For all other purposes, the duo is more economical.
Someone said that Duo was ideal for games and the quad better for applications.
Then someone else stated that he had both and found the duo to be the best CPU that he ever had ... but his heart stuck on the quad.
That sounds funny because what would I do wih that information ?
Well, I'm gonna see if the quad is gonna work in the Mini iTX system, and if not - I can always swap for the E8400 (that is currently in my mATX system).
The HDD was easy to decide for. The new Samsung F2 drives seem to be rather nice as well, with their 500GB platters.
They suppose to run cooler and quieter, but at the end I decided for WD because of the consistent good reviews.
Reliabiltiy is very important in regards to storage devices as you know.
I would have love to get an SSD, but the new Intel Postville
are just hitting the market these days.
AnandTech: >>> Intel's 34nm SSD Preview: Cheaper and Faster?
Many retailers in our country have these drives listed on their website, but they're not quite available yet.
They're gonna have stock within the next few weeks I guess.