Re: Want to build a $1k mixed use PC
the i5 used dual channel ram, so you go 2, 4, 8, or 16 gigs. and 4 gigs is plenty, DDR3 is so **** fast you will have a hard time using more than that.
and all you would need to do with a blu ray burner isunplug the old one and slide it in. no problems.
and no sound card is needed, its integrated.
the only other thing i would suggest is a CPU cooler, i didnt include one beacuse it would have gone over budget.
Modded Raidmax Hyperion Case
MSI Z97M Gaming
16gigs Corsair Vengeance 1866mhz
SLI GTX 980s
Samsung 830 Series 128gig SSD
EVGA G2 850W power supply
2x Alphacool ST30 240mm, 1x Alphacool ST30 120mm, swiftech Micro res, Enzotech Rev A. CPU water block, Full Coverage EKWB GPU blocks, modded Vari MCP655 pump
LG 34UM95 21:9 Ultrawide 3440x1440 monitor