Originally Posted by farinha
Have you already bought the HDD? If not I recommend a WD Black. The Green series has low performance, 5400rpm, which makes it ideal for backups or data. For OS you should use a Black series, 7200rpm.
Do you really need 8GB? 4GB is enough for daily use and gaming. Usually 8GB are needed for video encoding or running VM. I would buy 4GB now and buy another 4GB if it's needed.
Everything else looks good.
To be honest I haven't researched HDD thoroughly - I went with the green series because of lower power consummation - and I'm not familiar with what makes a high end HDD anyway. (just to be clear, this is my first build). What RPM does an average HDD use these days?
I'm going with 8gb basically so I don't get an underpowered power unit. It's what I want ideally but I may reduce that to 6 or 4 when I nail down the prices for everything else.