Alright so I'm sure most of you reading this have probably seen my other thread: http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ms/non_aviation/read.main/2058244/
I figured my money would be much better spent upgrading to non-stone-age technology. Though since I'm relatively broke I can't get all the bells and whistles I want right off the bat, but basically just for starters I've picked this which I can get for just over $500 (while keeping my HDDs, case and all other junk):
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
I've done my research and while the CPU choice is a no-brainer, the mobo has excellent reviews and is a stable overclocking platform and is tomshardware.com's benchmarking Socket 1366 mobo.
Anyways, I can't decide on which RAM to get. The mobo supports DDR3 2000/1600/1333. 2000 and 1600 is overclocked though, but I'm trying to not spend over $100 in RAM for the time being. I just want the bare minimums for my computer to run with a Core i7 for now, which is why i'm not getting a massive GPU or SATA drives just yet.
So far I've found this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820161314 It seems reasonably priced and mildly overclockable, obviously slower ram/less memory is cheaper but I want no less than 6gb and DDR1333. Using this RAM, CPU and mobo combo should cost me just shy of $600.
So, I ask you, fellow computer geeks, is this a smart buy overall?