Originally Posted by patonb
Solid build, I'd throw in a cpu cooler. With a bit or reading the 955BE can be jacked up and run alot faster.
Only thing I can't comment on is the RAM, as I'm not that SMRT on RAM.
Welcome to Tech forums.
I've looked into the RAm quite a bit. I'm still pretty shaky on the whole understanding of how timings work, but from what I've been able to gather, this is a pretty good deal for the timings it has and also for the quality. I'll look into a cpu cooler as well, it was something I was considering adding, although I don't expect to be overclocking right away and as I said money is tight.
Also, thank you for the welcome.
Honestly, it's only 12 dollars more so i really don't see any reason not to upgrade beyond hearing that MSi's BIOS is better than Asus BIOS. Again, all speculation, and I'm not too worried about it, I'm sure I can figure it out.
Thanks for the advice guys, and I'd appreciate any more input anyone could offer. It's my first time actually building a computer myself, although I am in no way new to the game. I've helped friends build both AMD and intel i7 systems.