SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Internet, home office
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, hard drive. I have a rosewill rv2 500 (500watts), and ATX mid tower case
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg but I am open to others
PARTS PREFERENCES: Itel
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe but not in the near future SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: open to any suggestions looking a $400ish must come in under $500. I am concerned that ram might cause a conflict...I don't know... also looking for a quality cheap video card. I liked the card for the usb 3.0 possiblities
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
ASUS P7P55D-E LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Single Vs double width? The single width will take up one expansion slot at the back of the case, and the double width will take up two expansion slots at the back of the case (I don't mean on the motherboard) - the photos of the cards on Newegg's site will describe it well.
Most of the higher capability video cards are double width cards (GTX-275) - therefore, a double width card will cover the expansion slot just below the slot it plugs into on the motherboard.