Hello, I want to build a PC similar to this one http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-a-pc-overcloc...
I wanted to get more ram more like 8 gb. What would you suggest? Also the Cpu cooler listed above is not available. The Case has now increased in cost so maybe something better? Is there a better video card for the same cost now? Thanks guys!
Sorry about that. I fixed the link. So you don't think 8gb of ram is necessary? I just figured more the better. The cooler that you linked looks like a good option. Also in the above article he talks about unlocking an extra core and says it the "luck of the draw" in terms of it working. What kind of odds am I looking at? As you can tell I'm a pretty big noob.
75% the first core, 25% the second. 8gb will be fine. It's so cheap nowadays, the price will never drop much lower than it is now. Might as well.
Buy a case that looks good to you, is made of steel, and has a 'smart' looking layout. Coolers with direct touch pipes usually work the best, coupled with a 120mm fan. The bigger the heatsink, the better.
you can double up the same RAM (now $41.99) if you want.
the CPU cooler I'd suggest is the Coolermaster hyper 212+ at about $25.
you can get a 768 MB model of the GTX 460 for as low as $160 (less with rebates), or the 460SE (a step down from the 768 model at resolutions less than 1920x1080, but faster at that rez) or you can get a HD 6850 or 1GB GTX 460 for $180