Originally posted by C6CorvetteZ51
In reguards to the build, yes jumping_bean most of it is what you posted. Thank you for the time to put it together. Going to back the to mobo, i want a very reliable board. If the only difference b/t the two boards is one supports duel video cards and the other doesnt. Then i dont need to duel card board. But if the evga will last longer and has less of a chance to cause problems, then i dont care about the extra money. I still need to know about the ram. Is there better ram for me to get? again im willing to spend more for quality stuff. As for two 250 running at raid 0, (i dont rly know what that means other then they are connected) why is that better then one 500gb?
First off, the motherboards are very different. The evga motherboard has 3 PCIe ports supports SLI has a ton of USB and uses different chipsets among many other things. Enthusiasts like it because it overclocks higher and has a lot of options in the bios. If youre not into all that stuff then you probably wont see a difference between the two motherboards and you should choose the one that fits your budget the best.
Raid stands for redundant array of independent/inexpensive disks. What it means is that you will have two disks acting like one. The data you save onto your hard drive will be spilt between the two and thus, you can theoretically write and read almost twice as fast because the hard drives are working together. The down sides to raid are that when one drive fails, they both fail. This is because each hard drive only has half the data so when one dies it loses all that data. Thus you have 2 times the chance of failure in a raid.
On a side note, I think that youre paying way too much for that monitor and sound. For me, I wouldnt spend more then a $100 for speakers and the same for a sound card. But if you got the money then go for it. If you want to save a little money on your monitor and still rock a Samsung brand I would go with this one. I think BenQ and Acer makes some well priced ones as well.
Sorry if my explanation is hard to follow, Im not the best at explaining things.