Also, the load times are only slightly faster with raptor 10,000 rpm drives, I'd get a standard perpendicular 7,200 rpm drive and use the saved money to something else. Remember that because the 74gb raptor drive is so much smaller the performance increase will disappear as you add data to it. If you really want to keep it I'd add a standard drive as a data drive and only have OS and programs on the raptor.
please critique my build:
core 2 duo E6300
2gb corsair xms2 pc2-6400 5-5-5-12
antec true power trio 650w psu
wd raptor 74gb 10k rpm hdd
lg dvdrw/cdrw drive
intel p965lt mobo
coolermaster mystique case
sceptre 20.1" lcd (5ms,1680x1050,1000:1)
does it hurt to have memory faster then your fsb?ik most people like to keep it 1:1 but does it hurt at all to go faster?
I would consider different motherboards other than mb from intel if i have plan to overclock. To me 74 gb is really small drive. If you encode movies a lot, you will know what i am talking about. I suggest you consider after market cooler.
thanks guys, i probably will buy a 250 or 500 gb sata harddrive for the rest of the data. i bought a ati x1900gt to tide me over until the midprice dx10 cards come out. ordered all my other parts a day or two ago. thanks for the advice tho