Originally Posted by Pinscher
The reason we give him a hard time is because we don't want people giving out bad advice to people who don't know what they're doing.
and I of all people understand that, I guess I just feel bad for lashing out sometimes ya know?
and I highly doubt you'll need 8GB of ram, as far as an OS Vista Home Premium 64-bit is the preferred choice
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems
EDIT: and that HDD is a beast, but if you do want more space get the Caviar Black vs the Caviar Green, the black version is the "performance" dog
honestly, I've been wanting to RAID 0 the WD Caviar Black 640GB and really fly,
but the RAID 0 setup will either knock you budget up or cost you a fair amount of CPU power froma x4 940 to the x3 720 if you stayed closer to budget
and I really wouldn't see to much need in the RAID 0 set up unless your gaming on a 30" screen (lots of HDD swapping going on at that res) which you stated you are looking for "bang for buck" so your more than likely not going to see any real world differences in 90% of your software/games besides the benchs