I'm just about to click the buy button for the following;
I'm not a gamer but do video processing so I want a robust system with lots of Hd space that will support two digital monitors. I will not be setting up a RAID.
I am planing on upgrading to a Quad6600 in the 3rd or 4th Qt. But for now am planning on getting E4300. I might do a mild OC to it but nothing major.
yeah, 640 total HD space isn't a lot but since I'm not doing a RAID. When I get more $$ I'll get more SATA HD's, till then I've got externals.
Thanks for some of your recent postings on CPU heat & fans. Do you think I'll be able to OC (just a little) with the Corsair Ram? I'm planning on using the stock fan that comes with the CPU. Hopefully the Q3 price drop will occure & I'll be able to get a q6600 (or so) by the end of the year. So I'm not especially worried about the life length of the e4300.
good point on the e6300... only $14 more. yikes! well that seems like a no brainer.
I'll do some more research on cases tonight...i really thought I had gotten the right on this time<sigh>
different number of pins for a mobo/case power.... I believe in luck<grin>
<thinking>omg, I'm in over my head already<shaking head>
Thanks for all the help picking the parts everyone. I know I'll have more questions, hopefully I'll be abel to use my inhouse source of information(husband) but I try not to strain that relationship too much.
I have to put this on the back burner for a few days until the boss gets back from VaKa & the parts arrive. I hope to start the build next monday the 26th. My current system is not in distress so I'm not on a dead line.
Thanks everyone again for *all* of the assistance!