1. Question on ZT Systems compared to self-built computer
I found a great deal for a Intel Core i7 920 computer for $850, but I'm afraid that the company that assembled this is sketchy and the computer is lower quality regarding the fans, case, motherboard, and heatsink. Here is the computer: http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?...=en-US&s=1#
The video card is average, and that is the only con to it.
My second option is building a similar computer on Newegg, but with a better case, fan, graphics card, and motherboard. The total cost is around $900. Here is the build on newegg.
Intel Core i7 920
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
EVGA GeForce 9800 GT 512MB
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Harddrive
Antec earthwatts EA500 500W
Dvd BurnerWhich would be a better choice in your opinion?
2. Question regarding Heatsinks and fansWith my build for the Intel Core i7 920 above, would I need extra heatsinks and fans to keep it cool?
I read on Newegg that there is a heatsink/fan included with the Intel Core i7 920 processor. Is an additional one needed? Is 500 watts power supply enough to power that computer build?