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I have around $400-500 to spend on RAM, or a better CPU, or something else... Any recommendations before I order my parts tomorrow?

Processor - E6300 $181.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005
Motherboard - Gigabyte DS3 $134.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012
RAM - ? I want something really fast
Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 $79.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148144
Video Card - SAPPHIRE Radeon x1900GT $149.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102022
Case - nMEDIAPC HTPC ATX Slim Tower $49.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811204007
Power Supply - HIPER HPU-4K580-MS 580W Power Supply $89.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817128002

Monitor - HannsG Black 19" Widescreen LCD $179.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254005
Sound Card - Creative Sound Blaster X Fi XtremeMusic $92.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102188

Total: Under 1K

Objective
;I want a PC that will play my Anime with the best picture quality and sound.
;*Music is the main factor here.
;Casual gaming; I want to run FEAR at max settings, though I mostly play free MMORPGs (ie: Anything that comes from Asia).
;The computer has to be deadly fast within price range from boot-time to multi-tasking whatever.
;Runs on stock cooling; but I want at least 3GHz from CPU. Is that possible?

Couple of Notes
-E6300 is the cheapest Conroe chip. With the leftover money, I could get the more expensive ones.
-DS3; cheap and it has all the things I need. I'm not going to do SLI/xFire nor Raid setups.
-I have no clue on what RAM to get. I just want the fastest one that my motherboard/CPU can handle. If I spend most of my leftover money on this, I'm sticking with the E6300.
-The Seagate 250Gigs is more than enough space.
-Sapphire x1900GT; I chose it because it comes with a free game.
-The nMEDIAPC case is my preference. I like how it looks.
-580W is more than enough, or maybe overkill. But it's cheap and it's modular.
-Went with the HannsG monitor. I want the best picture for the price.
-XFi XtremeMusic for the best audio.

I need RAM recommendations.
Thanks!
 

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If you're looking for excellent music, I'd replace those speakers... And for the HD, I belive that the new Segate 7200.10 series are fast and probably less troublesome than setting up raid on 2 disks (Get like 1 250GB one).

I know nothing about GFX cards, but if you're waiting for DX10, why don't you settle for a 7600?

Just some thoughts. I'm not really a specialist.
 

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Not reallly


For stereo music I'd go with something from Klipsch... then again I'm not the right person for this at all, I have a fairly unconventional stereo setup.... (click the camera below my username to see my setup).

Just seems that 5 speakers for 50 bucks, 10 bucks a speaker. How good can each speaker be?
 

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Those speakers look awesome.
Anyway, if I were to switch to one Seagate Barracuda [email protected], I'd save around 15 bucks, then I could switch to a DS3 saving me some $$.

That PSU looks nice. I have a (newb) question though, how does modular differ from ones that aren't?
 

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Argreed. I heard the Seagate Barracude 250 7200.10 is a great hard drive. Also, with that 247.8GB of HDD space or so you won't need any more space and if you want more speed, and have a Floppy Drive, drop in another Barracude, set up Raid 0, and be prepared to be amazed.


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I have some Altec Lansing speakers that are great. I don't know what model though. I'll see if I can find them. Bose is great if you can afford them. Here's the link to the new version of my speakers speakers
 
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