I plan on buying computer parts over the next couple days
Intel C2D E6300
Artic 5 Thermal Compound
Thermaltake Toughpower 850 w/ modular cables
(Will it be roomy enough? It's reviewed highly, aesthetically pleasing, and seems like a good choice)
XFX 8800 GTS 560 Mhz 320 Mb
Seagate 320 Gb x2 = 640 Gb. Raid 1 (?)
(Storage. Computer will be used for video games, surfing, movies, music, file-sharing, other possibilities are nebulous)
(I've read of 'crackling' issues, but as far as I know it's the only card with onboard memory)
The P5N-E has optimal latency timings of 4-4-4-12. I will likely overclock in the future. This is my first build. I want 2x 1 Gb to be upgraded to 4x 1 Gb
Possibilities (not exhaustive):
OCZ Platinum Rev. 2 6400 4-4-4-15
Kingston Hyperx 6400 4-4-4-12
Corsair XMS2 6400 Dominator 4-4-4-12
Samsung SH-S183L Lightscribe (Sata connection...??)
I will be shopping locally, at the following stores if anyone has suggestions:
Memory Express Computer Products Inc. - Memory Express
SATA Computer ltd.
I want them to mount the chip/mobo with Artic 5. I will assemble the rest myself. Caveats and instructions are greatly appreciated
Any cooling solution suggestions or advice?
I want a good reliable future-friendly computer. Money isn't a cap.