Please rate/review this build, my budget is 800$ after tax... this build costs me 794.15$ (shipping is free) (im using directcanada.com for my parts because they have a 300$ and over free shipping promo, and some of the cheepest prices in Canada)
If there's no price difference between the 800 and 1066 RAM, then go for it. But there's practically zero performance difference between the two unless you're doing some serious OCing, so it's typically not worth the extra money.
Only two things I have questions about are ram and HD... I can't decide whether to go with 2 gigs of ram now and upgrade in the future, or go with 4 and end up using about 2.5 of it, until I get a 64 bit operating system (I hear most 64 bit operating systems suck)
The other thing I have a question about is what Hard drive should I get? I hear the Seagate 250gb hard drive is a bit older, and that the 500gb one is newer, and faster.
With that said, I think for this build right now im going to just get 2 gigs of pc2-6400 and the 500gb hard drive. Does that sound good?
I've decided on changing the ram to pc2-6400 to save 10$. I changed the Optical Drive to an LG 22x drive for the same price as the old Samsung 20x drive. I changed the hard drive to the Western Digital Caviar 640gb because I hear it is newer, bigger and faster then the Seagate 250gb drive for an extra 20$.
Please tell me if you think this computer build is in its final state!