If you are willing to buy a single 2GB stick of RAM now and buy another one later when you have more money, then you could make a more solid foundation to put that extra stick into. As for video editing you will also want a strong CPU, which is a bit more complicated and a hassle to change against just installing another stick of (hopefully) the same RAM.
I would probably up the case, mobo and cpu in that scenario.
Alright, thanks for the responces guys.
If I'll go with the Spinpoint F3,
bring the ram down to this: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/147903
take away the case, MoBo and CPU i'll have spent £220.19 so far.
Any reccomendations for these three items to fit within my budget?
Firstly I don't know of any reason to discount the Seagate HDD, it is a very close second in performance to the Samsung drive at 500GB capacity. Obviously the Samsung is the better choice as it is cheaper.
That bundle is pretty decent. The RAM is not overclocked. It is stating that the motherboard can support RAM up to 1800mhz, but that can only be achieved if you go into the bios and set it up correctly and you have RAM that is capable of running that fast.
I was going to suggest the AMD Althon II X3 440 £65 which would have given you ~£20 more to spend on other components without your budget going up to much, altho a quad core would be more beneficial for video editing. If video editing is quite important to you then try and get the quad core, otherwise the x3 440 will be fine and is a good buy anyway. 2GB sticks of 1333mhz RAM cost ~£42: Kingston DDR3 2GB 1333MHz i5 Memory Module CL9 1.5V http://www.ebuyer.com/product/147903
ATM I don't know exactly which stick (model number) the Geil is, so I don't know if it's readily available elsewhere. Perhaps the ~£5 extra is worth being more confident that you could find another stick?
i still use 2gigs of ram, but even with a faster cpu and hard drive, it feels slower than my (now dead) laptop that had 4gigs of ram. so i highly recommend u stay with 4gb
I'm suggesting to him that he go with 2GB for his initial build because it will be VERY easy for him to upgrade and that he will probably add another stick sooner rather than later.
Both the Samsung and Seagate are fast harddrives so that will help the system feel fast.
Alright, If i go with the bundle (maybe upgrade the ram later), get the Spinpoint and the Coolermaster, the whole lot would total up to £386.05
Im wondering; Will power supply support my build well enough? or would I have to upgrade it?
The OCZ StealthXStream 500W will be fine for a low-ish end card like a 5770. So obviously it would be fine for a 5750.
This one (Be Quiet 530W Pure Power) is only ~£10 more expensive, has two PCI-E connectors on it - which by itself shows you how much more powerful it is, in the region of 40 watts more on the 12V rail - is 80Plus certified, and would be decent for a single card like a 5850.
Your call on whether it's worth it.
You'd have to spend in the region of £60-70 to get a really high quality PSU that could potentially last into another build.
Yea, the 5750 can almost get playable framerates in demanding games at higher resolutions, so I'm pretty sure that at a relatively low res like 1440x900 that a 5750 would get very playable framerates with settings maxed. In crysis for example, it's get 29fps and Crysis is one of the most demanding games out there. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5770,2446...