RAM: I had wanted 4 MB - but it looks like I have to go with 6 on the x58? And would dual channel be a good choice for gaming? What about going with 3 now and 3 more later (to save a little money) I'm not really up on the intricacies of RAM right now, so any suggestions are welcome.
I'd like to get the remainder for under $750. I also want to make sure that I can upgrade things later, like the video and RAM if needed and possibly add a separate sound card. I don't overclock, but I am considering a watercooled system in the future, so hopefully this will be an option as well.
Hrm - just noticed I forgot two components - OS and Cooler. For OS, I plan on sticking with XP until Windows 7 is standard - Vista has not impressed me with all the issues. As for the cooler - surprise me! I can live with some case noise as I generally play with headphones and my case is in a different room from where I sleep.
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I'd get 6 GB, you can go dual channel and have 4 GB you just won't be in tri-channel... plus you won't save a whole lot by dropping 2 gigs...
other than that... it looks pretty good
although... you might want a more powerful graphics card if you wanna do dual monitor gaming...