Originally Posted by whiteslashasian
Any reason you're running XP? That video card is DX11...you're missing out on a lot of eye candy by not using W7. I thought the CM 212+ wasn't that cumbersome, perhaps I am just used to handling large heatsinks. Otherwise it sounds like a nice build.
Oops, forgot to add as it was fairly smooth and non-notable, I did upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7
, also student discounts FTW. On 3DMarks 06 I got 17603 3DMarks link
Some pics of my half rate cable management, works for me though. (note that I had to move the right stack of power cables to below the HD racks on the left because the case wouldn't close [the clearance here is one of my slight peeves about this case], kept them tied together though.)
And damn some heatsinks are huge (the big metal thing with the bronze nibs in the pics above), here's a towering side view of the one I've got (don't mind the junk in the back).