APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within the next week
BUDGET RANGE: $1000 After Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, video editing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I like newegg, but wherever is reputable and inexpensive
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
PARTS PREFERENCES: None
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Not sure. I have a 22” widescreen
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Will probably upgrade monitor and go Blu Ray down the road. This will be my first time building a computer. I used the guides I found here to come up with this build.
No need for additional cooling if you don't plan on overclocking.
The i5-750 does best with RAM added in groups of 2 sticks. Going to 6 GB, you'd drop your memory throughput to single-channel, which would result in a decrease in performance. If you're thinking of adding more RAM, jump to 8 GB. (You could, of course, add 2x 1 GB sticks, but that seems unnecessary.)
I'd start with 4 GB, and only add additional RAM if you find that you're running low on memory while editing video. 4 GB is more than enough for gaming.