Is a gig of ram a good idea for a home user at all? I have been going back and for (mainly due to cost) on getting either a 512Mb or a 1Gb set of Dual low latency dimms. Probably from Corsair, although I've heard good things about Kingston too, and Kingston is a little cheaper. I'm slowly buying pieces for a new PC system and I've got a Radeon All-in-wonder 9700 Pro on it's way and I'll be doing some home movie captures from our camcorder. I don't plan on doing much editing, just capture and burn to DVD, other than that I just play games. Would I notice that much of a difference?
btw the Ram will be running Dual Channel on an Asus A7N8X deluxe with a 2500+ XP.
Thermaltake Xaser II A5000C (w/ 5 case fans)
AMD 2500+ (OCed to 3200+)
Asus A7N8X Deluxe
1 Gig Corsair XMS low latency pc3200
2x 80g Maxtor SATA (w/ Raid 0)
128Mb Nvidia GeForce FX 5700 Ultra
480w Thermaltake PSU
Video Capture Card (titantv.com ROCKS!)
16 Sony DVD Rom
52x/32x/52x Optorite CDRW