I'd say there's no need to get 1600 MHz RAM. Might be speaking poop as i do not know much about AMD, but i've read that AMD CPU's benefit more from tighter timings (the 9-9-9-24 stuff on the specs) than faster RAM speeds. It might be noticeable if you are a benching fiend, but it's almost unnoticeable for gaming. I use myself 1333 MHz RAM (and it's even underclocked to 1160 MHz) and my gaming rig
(a glorified dual core) can still play the latest games with more than decent quality at high resolutions. What i do advise is dual channel RAM. RAM is cheap tho. You can get 4 GB (2x2 GB) 1333 MHz RAM for $29
, or 4 GB (2x2 GB) 1600 MHz RAM
for $33. For the price (only $3 difference), i do recommend the 1600 MHz.
CPU Heatsink is pretty good. It's one of the best bang-for-buck coolers out there, and behaves like a champ.
PSU isn't really too good, according to this review
. Seems to have some issues with temps and voltage regulation, which can make your PC go wild, OC's to be unstablwe and/or ultimately fail (taking your PC with it). I'd look for a return it and get a true PSU for this rig, like this PSU
. It's the same price, but the quality is way better. No need to skimp on something as important, and there are cheap (but good) alternatives.
CPU is good, but the mobo is not. There have been too many horror stories about people overloading poorly designed power phases on a low-end motherboard, them going boom boom, and taking the mobo and even the CPU. This thread
is a highly recommended read (you can read a more detailed explanation of what i told you, and even give you some good examples of what can happen), and this one
can guide you in finding a cheap but good mobo for that CPU.
Case looks good enough, very well vented.
HDD... i dunno. Hitachis are decent HDD's, and for 40 bucks it is worth it. THere are better alternatives, like Samsung and Western Digital, but they do cost a bit more. Wireless, definitely no info. I do not like wireless, i even took the effort of setting up my home wired to have a snappier setup that is not prone to interference as much as wireless is. Same about monitor. Hell, i love CRT's more
Card is pretty good actually. The equivalent of a 560 Ti, and if that can handle the best games without a sweat with pretty good quality.
DVD burner is good. LG has never failed me. Hell, i have 5-6 year-old IDE LG DVD burners who are still burning DVDs like champs.