OK, I've been a gamer for some time and decided it was time for an upgrade. I've been trolling through these forums for a few days now and found much usefull information as well as a very informative community. I decided it was best to ask for advice before I purchase my new build because quite frankly I havn't kept up with whats been going on in the PC technology for years now. Anyway, I'll get straight into it and I apologize for the extremely long post ahead.
I'm not sure if I need 8GB but the price was so cheap I didn't see a reason not to get that much. I don't know much about DDR3 either...except that its expensive. The 1066 from what I read is much faster than the DDR2 800 I have now.
I went with an expensive case for cooling as I don't know much about water cooling...I don't plan on overclocking (if at all, very little). Plus I was told long ago that if you are going to build your own machine, always get a full tower.