Originally Posted by BroncoBuff
Alec ... agree RAM best bang for buck? I can get 2GB x 2 = 4GB for about $60.
Steven, regarding the 45nm thing ... that's just a cooling and size improvement? Aren't cooling concerns more for gamers, cause I'm not a gamer.
And overclocking, that's mostly for gamers too, right? I would totally juice up a 2.66 to 3.00 or so if that's any value
No. High end RAM is not crucial but going bottom of the barrel is usually unwise. with RAM I generally go somewhere in the middle.
Since you are building, get 64 bit hardware. None of the 32 bit systems recognize more than 4 GB of RAM but the 64 bit systems do.
Regarding cooling and overclocking. YOu are wrong its not just for gamers. Its for people that work on their computers and tax its systems with either many programs or just a few high end resource intensive programs. Video editing, music editing, 3d animations, etc. I dont know what you are doing on your computer, so I cannot recommend overclocking.