So, what you see in my signature is components that I've either already purchased or at least have decided on for my new pc build. The main 2 things I'm unsure of are the ram and video card to purchase. I've been considering buying a pair of Corsair 1GB DDR400 TWINX1024-3200LLPT's. The latency is something like 2-2-2-6. They're compatible with my motherboard as long as I boost the latency to like 2-3-2 or 2-3-3. But that's 280 bucks for a gig of ram!!!
Is the low latency worth the price? Will I experience any considerable drop in performance? I have a dual channel board so I don't want to stray away from the DDR400. Also, I've been comparing benchmarks for various GeForce FX and ATI Radeon cards. I don't know what I want there but I know I don't want to go broke! Any suggestions would be welcome! Thank you.