well, im getting an extra 4gb ram actually (got a good deal - about £45 for 4gb 800Mhz...), and am getting an identical maxtor HDD to mine to make a RAID array (no point having two high spec HDDs ad only using one at a time
) as well as a homeplug system because my wireless signal is atrocious. that comes to about £120, plus im getting some misc stuff likea dvd drive for a pc i just scrapped together using scrap parts and a toaster (literally...i took some screws from a broken toaster :P ). Im also getting a memory stick for my sony cybershot DSC-T100 since 1gb proved woefully inadequate when i went to egypt last week.
I am planning, however, to wait for the GTX 260 55nm, and get the monitor then as well, so as to allow the price to drop. otherwise i will get a 4870X2 or a 4850X2 if the prices drop enough. Thanks a lot for the advice guys - im planning on keeping the difference for some games
no point getting a single 4870 now, SLI 8800GTS has proven adequate for 1440x900
It wasnt entirely my decision - i dont have enough money for the monitor and card, my parents were filling that in, im spending about £180 in total right now for the misc hardware,and will get the monitor and gfx card at latest in another 2 months.
Would you recommend i make a raid array using my 500GBs (time wastage in making it isnt a problem :P) or should i just not bother?