I've been asked to build another $600 system. For this build, though, I have a bit different stuff.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sometime in April BUDGET RANGE: $600-$700 (after rebates)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, programming, web surfing, general usage
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS, keyboard, monitor, mouse (any peripherals, I just need the parts to put together the system)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com amazon.com tigerdirect.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States
PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type: No preferences, AMD or Intel at your discretion
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe, if possible SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe, if possible
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 (LED if it matters)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: In CA, so be warned I have to pay tax on Newegg purchases
The RAM is ok, it just seems to have a higher than normal DOA rate. Fortunately newegg's return policy is pretty nice. First thing you're gonna wanna do though after you build system is run that ram through MEMTEST for 24 hrs.
Ideally, I'd recommend a nice set of Ripjaws or ECO's, but there's just no way to fit it into the budget.