I've spent the last week or so trying to figure out my new gaming PC build. I started a thread looking for advice a few days ago (http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/287934-31-1000-1200-g...) and I have taken a lot of the advice that some of you guys have given me. Now that I've narrowed things down, I was hoping that you guys could give me any final bits of advise and confirm that all of the hardware I've been choosing is in fact compatible. I would especially appreciate suggestions on which RAM I should get. Thank you very much for your time!
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next couple of days
BUDGET RANGE: $1100-1200 after rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, HD video playback (1080p .mkv files), surfing the net
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS (windows 7 pro)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States
PARTS PREFERENCES: Listed below
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe (unlikely but maybe add another card down the line)
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like my PC to be highly reliable and I don't want to have to worry about it overheating this summer when it gets up to 90 degrees with no air conditioning in my apartment.
Three of my best options appear to be:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(Can't combo with anything I want, but $10 off with promo code if I order soon)