Originally Posted by Baku
well with all you told me, I did go with the SATA optical drive and not the IDE :P
I dont like MSI as a manufacturer so i stayed evga.
I really liked the 1600 Corsair memory on new egg so I went with the cas-8, on par with the cas 6-7 1333. even though ill be paying a wee bit more.
and the xigmatek modular PSU had some bad reviews with overheating, and a review site gave it a good but not THAt good review, corsair was just better all around
Seriously, you're paying almost $2000 when I could put together a rig that would perform just as good for hundreds less.
You're spending extra money where you just don't need to. You're not even overclocking, why are you spending $300 on a motherboard.
You could get the same performance from a 3x2GB kit of DDR3 1333 for almost half the price of the 1600 kit.
The Xigmatek and the Corsair are made by the same manufacturer, they are almost identical.
I feel like I'm wasting my time.