I am a newbie in terms of building my own computer, so I figured I would ask for help from some of you pros out there who've completed a few builds themselves. Basically I’m a student with a bit too much time on my hands during the summer so I figured I would start a project to keep myself out of trouble haha. Anyways, I have a budget of around $2000.00 (not including monitor). I plan on mainly using my computer for academic work, which can be graphically intense (3d molecular modeling), and programming. I do also DJ—so I use some pretty hardcore audio production software as well. Really, the only thing that I would like to for sure stick with is intel processors, other than that I'm open to suggestions. I am curious as to what you guys think about these components in terms of capability, compatibility, and overall worth (cost to value). So here's what I have so far:
I’m not quite sure on this part either. I know that I want a minimum of 16 GB—preferably 2 x 8 GB. I've been reading that G.Skill ares series are a sound choice, but yet again I'm kind of stuck here too being that this pretty new to me… As of right now I was thinking maybe this:
1) G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) ($139) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Any help would really be appreciated since I am new to building computers, and the fact that I am a student and don’t have unlimited funds to blow on useless parts. Also, I am almost certain that I have made at least a few newbie mistakes with part matching and whatnot, so I apologize in advance for those who are willing to take the time to help me out with this. Again, I really appreciate any feedback!