Just a few last queries before I place my order.
Here is my build as it currently stands:
Case - COOLERMASTER HAF-X FULL TOWER GAMING CASE (£149)
Processor (CPU) - Intel® Core™i7 Six Core Processor i7-970 (3.20GHz) 6.4GTs/12MB Cache
Motherboard - ASUS® P6X58D-E: DDR3, USB 3.0, SATA 6.0GB/s, 3-Way SLI
Memory (RAM) - 12GB KINGSTON HYPERX TRI-DDR3 1600MHz, INTEL X.M.P (6 x 2GB KIT)
Graphics Card - 1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX460 GDDR5 PCI EXPRESS - DirectX® 11
Free Item - FREE Just Cause 2 Game (RRP: £34.99) with any GTX 4xx Series GPU!
Memory - 1st Hard Disk - 1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive - 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
2nd DVD/BLU-RAY Drive - 10x BLU-RAY ROM DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW (£59)
Power Supply & Case Cooling - CORSAIR 850W PSU (TX850) 80+ ULTRA QUIET (£100)
Processor Cooling - COOLIT ECO C240 A.L.C (ADVANCED LIQUID COOLER) (£95)
Operating System - Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£108)
Surge Protection - Belkin 8-Socket 2M SurgeMaster with £175,000 Protection Warranty! (£18)
Warranty - 3 Year Platinum Warranty (3 Year Collect & Return, Lifetime Tech Support) (£135)
Delivery - STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time - Standard Build - Approximately 7 to 9 working days
Price for this PC System: £2123 inc VAT and Delivery.
The computer will be mainly used for (24/7) cpu-intensive calculations, along with a bit of occasional gaming and movie-watching.
Is this the best and quietest option for good cooling? Or would the Titan Fenrir be quieter? Or the smaller Coolit?
If I were to try to cut down the cost, but still keep the computer as future-proof as possible, what could I possibly downgrade? Ideally, I would like to get the cost down to £1900-£2000 (... in order to be able to afford a new screen as well). Otherwise, leaving it as it is works too.
Would there be any possibility of PC Specialist getting me a different power supply that is not on the list? As the computer will be always on, I would ideally have liked a very efficient PSU - Corsair HX 750 or 850 were my thoughts.
Very much looking forward to getting a new computer... I think my current one might refuse to start any day now... it is not sounding healthy at all.