Case: Antec P150
MoBO: P5B Deluxe or p5B
RAM: Corsair Twin2x2048-6400 (XMS2)
HDD: Samsung HD321KJ (SATA)
Video: Asus EN8500GT Silent HTD/256M (Passive)
Processor: Core 2 Duo E6600
DVD Drive: Asus DRW-1814BLT (SATA)
I'm trying to build a quiet system but I'm on a budget. The system is mainly for design stuff (photoshop, quark), office functions, music and to a limited extent games.
I know Corsair RAM comes highly recommended but I have come across a couple of alternatives that work out significantly cheaper.
PQI ddr2-800 1gb cl5 240pin (QD2800-1GB) x 2
Transcend JetRam DDR2-800 Dual Channel Kit (PC2-6400/1GB x 2)
Has anyone any experience with these. Someone said to me that PQI has got some very good reviews, but I haven't managed to find any. Is it any good?
Also I'm trying to decide between the P5B and P5B Deluxe motherboards. I heard that the cooling, RAID, and sound on the P5B deluxe is better. And also it has firewire, which is useful for me but not essential. I'm not planning a RAID set-up at the mo, but not sure about the future. I have no plans to overclock, as I"m not a big gamer so I'm not sure how much benefit there is for me doing this - any advice in that respect is also appreciated.