Hard Drives - Check out the performance charts and pick whatever 500 GB per platter drive performs best under your usage patterns. The WD Black 2 TB is a good choice but at smaller capacities, you are limited to the Seagate 7200.12 or the Spinpoint F3. The 7200.12 excels in gaming, multimedia and pictures whereas the F3 wins at music and movie maker. See the comparisons here (copy past link in manually, link won't work in forum):
Thanks for the advice , Jack Naylor. I have swapped out the case and psu for the one you recommened. Don't think I can swing the $90 for the monitor. Will all my other choices work with the MoBo you posted?
So here is my final build. Let me know if all these will work together with out any problems. This is my first time building a computer and my big fear is that the parts will not work with each other or fit in the case.
I just had someone recommend getting 2 500GB hd instead of the 1TB and to drop ram quality/speed and get 2x4Gb. He recommends that for gaming reason which is mostly what I plan on doing with this comp.
Why are 2 hard drives better for gaming?
What 2x4Gb memory cards would you recommend?