Ram : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
That is what I have from my current build...would it work well in my new build or should I switch to some higher speed ram...any sort of upgrade required. Not really too sure on RAM and what would be a better deal...but I am trying to build a rig that will last for a while\ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Overclocking: Yes, I pretty much always overclock to get the most out of everything I can
SLI or Crossfire: Yes, SLI
Monitor Resolution:currently using 1400x1050 but will upgrade to a full 1080p monitor in the future so want a PC that can handle it
Additional Comments: just looking for the most performance I can squeeze out at a decent price and also a PC that will last me and be able to handle upcoming games well(especially Diablo III) and also handle my current games (mostly World of Warcraft but also some shooters TFT2, CoD)
Well at such a low budget I would suggest my budget builds, but seeing as you have several parts already. Then I suppose not.
Something you should look for is the 460 GTX or the 550 Ti. The 560 Ti as good as it is at your resolution is a bit much. But since you ARE expecting to upgrade, I suppose the 560 Ti is a good spot. You could check out my 1K build for the parts I would suggest aside from your PSU and HDD.
Well I only really need to get a motherboard, CPU, and video card so I would think the budget would be on par for it. For also getting memory or a HDD then the budget would be flexible...of course I don't want to spend much more if the other parts aren't worth the upgrade.
I am somewhat unsure if my RAM is good enough or if getting 1600 2x4GB would be a better option. Also somewhat worried about my older HDD holding me back(was never really good with memory or figuring out what is best).
As for the motherboard...I can't seem to find the Extreme4 anywhere and I'm not sure when it might be available...any other recommendations for a good board in the same price range?
If you are not going to overclock the DDR3 1333 will be enough for your needs the problem that happens is once you start to overclock you can change the voltage on the ram which can smoke it, if it won’t clock up. So be careful on the memory speed.
The Extreme4 is worth the wait in my opinion, it is a great overclocker and has great features for a low price. The features are equivalent to the P8P67 Pro for 30$ cheaper.
No lower latencies aren't worth it. Because of the SB format of overclocking it has become so much easier and memory doesn't have the limitation that it did before. It did for chips like the i5 750, i7 950 etc. etc. but the Newer gen not so much.
It depends on the price. If it is 250, go for it (Standard MSRP) anymore than that I say do the overclock yourself.