I believe 8gb's is more then enough at the moment? CAS 7, 7-8-7-24 1600.... looks good to me.
HDD: This is where I'm having a hard time choosing...... I do not need a lot of space. 200-300gb is more then enough. Speed vs $$$ is the issue.
SSD's are fast as hell and I would love one. Vertex 3 120GB would be ideal, BUT they are $300 and NEVER in stock. If I'm going to spend that kind of money on an SSD I don't want to buy the downgrade of the Vertex 3.
So, I figured I might as well wait for the SSD until the Vertex 3 becomes available and hopefully cheaper in the next few months.
*On a side note... I would think about going with dual 560's in SLI right off the get go along with a 750w psu. Two of those cards eat up a 580. Years down the road, ebay them, give them away ...whatever and get whatever's the hot item out there atm.
Here's two decent factory over clocked gtx 560's with great cooling systems.
Actually you can make it cheaper by going with the haf 922 and 4gb of ram that will save you $125 here is the combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
and it has a $20 rebate compared to the $10 rebate in the haf x and 8gb ram combo.
Subtotal: $988.16 before $75 rebates taxes and shipping.
I think the Silver Arrow represents the ultimate air cooler than can be built and still fit within the constraints of an ATX motherboard and a standard computer case. .....It's almost ironic that coolers like this are becoming available just as processors transition to designs that may ultimately render them unnecessary; even overclocked to 5GHz, an Intel Sandy Bridge 2600K doesn't need anywhere near this level of cooling. Still, it wouldn't hurt, and as I noted earlier, there are still CPUs out there that can benefit from it.
I realized I have a few HDD's lying around that will work just fine. Hopefully that PSU can handle 2 560's. I'll wait on getting another 560 for a couple of months though. Cooler should be ok, since these SB OC easy shouldnt have problems with over heating. Only issue with the cooler is I hope it fits in the case i selected.
Anyways, we are getting places! Still have time to decide, tax return has not shown up yet.