Currently the total for what I am going to buy is $634.16 (including shipping of 24 dollars) this is not including the video card or the cpu cooler. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, and just an fyi, this is a gaming computer for mainly BF3 and would like around 40+ fps with high settings @ 1920x1080.
2gb isn't going to do anything at 1080p. I'd suggest the twin frozr 1gb @ $225 AR, it is a bit lower in the review because the sparkle is OC higher. You could OC yourself, if not I'd suggest the msi hawk @ $245 AR, cheaper and same performance vs the sparkle.
well thanks very much for the information! very helpful, but now i dont know if i want to go with the 1gb twin frozr or the hawk. seems that both can be oc'd to about the same level, the hawk slightly higher, but seems to be decently louder with fans over 70%.