after fussing forever over what to buy, and after the money became available, and the wonderful advances in silent PC technology in mainstream midrange products - I've got a new machine. horray.
so here are the specs:
Case: Lancool PC-K58B Dragonlord (tooless)
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE
Cooler: Artic Cooling Freezer Extreme
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H (AMD 785G DDR3)
RAM: Patriot 2x2GB DDR3
HD: SAMSUNG 500GB 16MB - 7200RPM S-ATA - SpinPoint F3
Gfx: Sapphire 5670 512MB GDDR5
PSU: HEC - 450W 80+ Bronze
DVDRW: LG DVD-RW GH22
as you can see:
1) the aux power cable was too short to reach behind the motherboard, so it is a bit streched under the graphic card.
2) installing the cable tidy accesory makes a difference.
3) I isntalled the HD "backwards" so the the cables are outoff sght. this is by design.
I love the high quality feel of the plastic on this case.
The layout is great.
I might do some modding, to create a better air flow, or I might just turn off som of the fans.
Will have to get back on that later.