Originally Posted by aliasaid
ram: i really doubt you'll need the 12gbs.
For a $2000+ budget no SSD?!
I agree, I decided to bump it back down to just the 6GB. I have 6GB DDR2 now and it is plenty.
I've read about some drawbacks with SSD, something about how the "blocks" are managed (I can't find it on my RSS feed, it was a while ago. If I find it I'll post it here). Also, they are dang expensive! I don't want to buy a small SSD just to store my OS on, I'd like to have all of my games and software on it as well to fully benefit from it. I would need at least 160gb which starts at $429.99
. In the future I will definitely invest in one when the price comes down.
Originally Posted by orihS Shiro
I don't understand why you want the Deluxe vs the standard?
They're essentially the same, but one's cheaper.
I advise against that particular ram set because of the high heatsinks, they may block your third party CPU cooler.
You're right, I'm going to go for the cheaper $230 model. No reason to spend the extra $ for 2x USB ports.
I'll keep what you said in mind about the RAM, thanks for the tip. I'll probably go with Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB
suggested by Slaymate.
Thanks for the info on the heatsinks, I'll go with the TRUE-120 then. I have never lapped before but I've watched and read many tutorials on it, I'd like to try it this time.
Thanks also for the tip on the RAM, as I stated above I'll go with the Mushkin you suggested.
I'll probably buy the Corsair 850w to be safe. I would gladly spend the extra $10 for the 950w, but one review said something about having issues with ASUS motherboards. I'm not sure how true that is, but I'd rather not risk it. Maybe I'll look around for more 900-1000w PSUs.
THANK YOU! I figured that was kind of a high price for that video card too, but couldn't find it anywhere else. I searched the web to find it cheaper (namely using PriceGrabber and PriceWatch) and that was the best price I could find. Thanks so much!
Saving $160 on the card, $35 on the RAM, and $60 on the motherboard, I might go ahead and order the 2nd card now with it. If I just saved $255 and the card is $640 from NCIXUS
I don't mind spending the extra $385 for it now.
Also, I overlooked the PSU that aliasaid suggested, the Antec 1000w Modular
. I think I'm going to go with this one since it is only $20 more expensive than the Corsair 850w AND modular, which is fantastic!