Originally Posted by g8m3rtag
Was good until I seen Hitachi. Spend the few extra bucks to get a Seagate or Western Digital.
I have heard mixed reviews regarding Hitachi. IMO it comes down to personal experience with the drives. Obviously people who get dead drives are going to post crappy reviews (as I would too). But, it seems that many are also happy, and it appears that Hitachi actively RMA's their dead drives. I just bought that 320 you're looking at.
Originally Posted by David_1337
If your going to be using Vista 32 or 64 get 4 gigs, believe me you wont regret it. Theres also an issue with that board with certain types of ocz ram because it needs 2.2 V and the mobo only gives 1.8 at stock settings but thats as easy as adding a couple extra volts.
EDIT: Ram: Get 2 X 2, not 4X1 because using all 4 dims makes overclocking harder
It may be pushing your wallet a bit, but its up to you.
You can find good deals on 4GB, but if budget is a concern, go with 2GB. I never had a problem in Vista with 2GB (before I got 4GB).
Originally Posted by lhowatt
how well do you think i would be able to run crysis on that system? I play on 1024x768.
I think you'll be doing just fine with that card @ that resolution. It's pretty low.
-Corsair makes great PSU's. I love mine, no hitches at all with it, and it's modular (HX620). It's also more than enough power than I need ATM. If you're on a budget, stick with the earthwatt.
-Xigmatek is a great cooler.
-HD: If you need the space, go for it, if not, then stick with the Hitachi 320GB for budget purposes.
End note: All of your decisions are based on your budget. If your budget permits, go the next step up and get something better, if not, get the best performance/value for your buck.Edited by PeaceMaker - 7/10/08 at 8:07am