APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (within a week) BUDGET RANGE: 2500) Before Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (Resource intensive Visual Basic and Perl Analyzing Electricity Markets; SAS; Database Applications, Excel Modeling, Media Center )
Will be running Windows 7 64 bit. No advanced gaming to be done so my old video card is fine
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (Large -non tower- Silverstone case, video card, old storage drives, Big LCD Monitor, mouse/keyboard) - buying from friend for $500
the corsair has the benefit of size 128GB, and the Intel the benefit of the SLC technology that is apparently better
but I know this is a new market with widely varying outcomes and is not really plug and play, so i thought it would ask for advice.
i am a little more confident of the Intel's ability because I have read about it, but 32gb could not be enough for vista + apps + file for code to run on
corsair also has pretty good reviews, and I can use the "TRIM" degredation level method to make up for the MLC tech.
Cooling: Need some advice on this one. One thing is the RAM is kindof tall and I have read this can mess with an auxiliary cooling system
What kind of a cooling system would be good with this setup.