I have about £100 (~$150) right now (so not much), this
is my heatsink; the case itself also has incredibly good cooling.
I guess I'll probably go for a 1TB HDD, or RAID two 500GB, if I go for the hard drive option (would love an SSD, but don't quite have the money for it :P).
I would go for more RAM, but I'm pretty much at my limit already with about 3GB including vram, and a 64-bit OS for gaming would be beyond my budget really (I use 64-bit ubuntu, not much use for most gaming tho).
Is a sound card really worth it? I used to have a soundcard but it died on me a while ago, so then I started using the 7.1 on my motherboard, which actually sounded a little better imo. If it is really worth it, do you recommend any good brands?
A second GPU would be a tad expensive for me, I'm 16 with a £10-a-week income :P Would it have to be another GTX260 or could I have an 8800/9800?
Originally Posted by Nukem
I'd say upgrade your mobo to handle higher ram speeds, then go for ram after that... you can only handle up to ddr2 800... no higher...
According to the specs I can OC up to 1066, how much difference is there between 800/1066?