Advice on PSU and RAM selections...
I will be building the following for the New Year and Vista release finally. I want to know what amount of power should I run and what kind of PSU to be exact...also, the RAM, PC5300 or PC8000 or which is best suited for me. This PC will not run any high end games probably. I do need it however for Vista max capability, video storage/editing/burning.
Case: Antec Nine-Hundred Mid-Tower
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3
PSU: OCZ GameXstream 700W SLI Ready
HDD: 36.7GB Raptor, 2x 500GB WD Caviar SE16's (SATA)
Video: eVGA 8800GTS 640MB RAM
RAM: 2x 1GB Crucial Tracer Sticks
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe
Cooler: Zalman 9700 HSF
So...what kind of RAM, PC4000/PC5300/PC8000, many diff pricetags......lol. Also I figure 700W may be too much...should I run an Antec/Enermax PSU instead at 500-600W? Or is 700 a good buffer for expansion later on. Eventually, she'll probably get some extra RAM to 4GB or 6GB even at some point. I'll also be running dual Plextor DVD-RW drives as well which need some power. I may teach myself OC'ing on this tower too, but unsure as of yet.
I heard OCZ was high quality though. I've always used thermaltake for stuff like that to date. Thanks all!
AMD 3400+ 2.4GHz
1GB DDR Crucial RAM