I wasn't sure how much RAM I needed, 8 GiB was a good "cheap" amount and I doubt I will need more than that, if in the future I do then I will buy it. I do plan on overclocking both the RAM and the processor. Decided to go with 2400 since it was only $50 more than 1600
Found this from the recommended PSU's. Should be enough for all my stuff? Seems good enough, but any other recommendations appreciated
Currently have a 1.5TiB and 1 TiB barrucada. Once HDD Prices drop more I will be picking up 4x Hitachi 2TiB 5k3000's to build a RAID 5 array with. Getting hitachi for the TLER and 5400rpm since I don't care about speed on a data drive.
Really unsure about the case. Currently upgrading from an ATX mid tower (Nikao Dragonfire). Also unsure how loud all the default fans are that come with the case, would be interested in taking all the fans out and upgrading them to quieter fans if necessary, or if the fan control from my mobo is good enough.
Could use a suggestion on a cheap optical drive to throw in for basic cd/dvd reading and burning. Blu-ray if it's not too expensive?
Yeah, but that's $50 that can be used for the cooler, better case, etc. I mean for that price, you could 16GB which would be infinitely more useful than 8GB 2400. 16GB will allow you to run games and other programs simultaneously. The speed in most games makes 0.6FPS - 2FPS MAX difference in a game. I suggest you get 8GB 1866/16GB 1600.The DH14 has a perfect rating, and those cases are huge, and it'll fit it no problem.