APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In the next week BUDGET RANGE: 1200-1300
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming(Conan) at 1650x1050
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.ca COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel + ATI
OVERCLOCKING: Yes(Not too high, maybe 3.5ish GHz on the cpu) SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe(down the road)
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quiet preferably
The only thing I'm uncertain of is the RAM and SATA 6.0 Gb/s vs. 3.0 Gb/s. How do the RAM timings and cas latency affect my performance? Should go with a SATA 6.0 Gb/s HDD and mobo(mobo is also USB 3.0)?
So I guess what I'm asking is: Is my stuff compatible, will the 650W PSU be enough for the 5850 and the possibility of two in Xfire, Is the $30 more worth the 6.0 Gb/s SATA(+ 2 USB 3.0 ports) and should I be choosing something with different mem timings/cas latency?