not shown is the bundle offered by microcenter for the cpu and motherboard which makes the mobo free and brings the overall price down about $50. also already have windows, keyboard, mouse, monitors (though could use a new one), etc.
how does it fare in your eyes? the cpu might bottleneck the gpu slightly, but i would plan to overclock at some point in the future.
I always thought the same about cases until I got a nice case. I shelled out 150 one time, air flow and temps are at an all time low, cable management is beautiful and everything is so easily accessible. Trust me it is worth it.
Terrible PSU, wtf 2400mhz memory, wtf FX6300 with a HD7970...
Isn't Rosewill Hive series supposed to not be ****? Don't quote me on it, Shub will clear it up I'm sure, but I remember it being one of their better series. You don't need 2400mhz system memory. Even 1600mhz is a waste, especially for a AMD CPU. Cut some money on the GPU to put into a better CPU. You can always upgrade the GPU down the line, as GPUs advance very quickly, and therefore drop in value very quickly. On the other hand, CPUs do not, and are much harder to replace/upgrade. Also, while it's not important to get an expensive case, I'm pretty sure thermaltake cases are trashy. Grab a cheap Coolermaster or something.
Even people have toenails. Of course PCs have toenails. -claytonbuckley
A great case is overrated. It does very little for the performance of your machine, which should be the number 1 focus when building a computer.
You don't want to get a crappy case that has bad air flow and falls apart.
He didn't say a bad case is what people should get, so why are you acting like he didn't? You get a decent case, IE good airflow and solidly built, and it works about as well as that fancy looking case that doesn't actually do anything better.