Originally Posted by thisischuck01
- I still recommend going the route of getting some RAM with lower latency.
If I were you, I would get three sets of this.
If you don't want to spend that much on RAM, I would go with a set of this. It runs at the same speed as the RAM you selected, only it does so at 1.5 volts (rather than 1.65) and cost quite a bit less.
- For your boot drive, I would get either this or this SSD, depending on how much space you need for your OS/programs. C300s have the highest speed in IOPS for 4K read right now, which means your programs and OS will be more responsive. For the rest of your drives, I would get either this or this, as I have had absolutely no problems with Mushkin and G.Skill in the past. In addition, they have some of the best reputations in the industries of both RAM and SSDs. Corsair RAM, on the other hand, is usually overpriced and doesn't perform as well as Mushkin and G.Skill for overclocking (at least this has been my experience.) I would expect the same from their SSDs.
- Concerning your sound card/headphones, I really wouldn't recommend going with the Xonar Xense bundle. The Sennheiser headphones bundled with the sound card really won't let you get all you can out of the sound card. I would still get the sound card, but instead of the bundled headphones I would pick up a pair of Sennheiser 555s/595s/558s/598s (depending on how much you want to spend) if you like your bass or Audio-Technica's ATH-AD700s/A700s (depending on whether you like open or closed cans) if you plan on doing a lot of gaming in the future. For a mic, I would get this.
- In respect to your mouse, I would recommend the G9X only if you have a "claw-grip." If you have more of a "palm-grip" I would recommend the Razer DeathAdder. Here is one if you're right handed, here is another if you're left handed.
- There really is no reason to buy a Razer Black Widow Ultimate over the regular Razer Black Widow. Also, if you don't need a back-lit keyboard, I would recommend getting something along the lines of a DAS. Create a thread asking about mechanical keyboards if you want to know which one will suit you the best (as I really don't know too much about the 10+ types of mechanical switches.)
- As I've said before, get a better type of thermal paste than Noctua NT-H1. Some IC7 Diamond would be great, as would some Shin-Etsu.
I think that's all the suggestions I have for now
Edit: Wow, that's a lot longer than I thought it would be. Lol.
1) I'll get three sets of the RAM
that you suggested. It is surprisingly cheaper than the one I picked out.
2) I'll get one of these
for the boot drive, and three of these
for everything else. Since I won't be RAIDing, I won't be losing any space, thus I can purchase less hard drives. I'll get just under 1TB of space. I should only install the OS and important applications on my boot drive, right?
3) I'll stay with the ones I picked.
4) I'll stay with the G9X.
5) I'll stay with the Ultimate.
6) I read from many places that the IC7 Diamond is extremely hard to work with and apply. Even after heating it up in hot water, the microwave, or by other means, people still have trouble applying it. I'll stay with the NT-H1 because the IC7 Diamond only gains about 1 degree better performance, but the NT-H1 is much easier to work with. [/LIST]