Feedback on this Shuttle gaming build

xyz001

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Hi all,
I am going to build this gaming pc based on the shuttle micro pc cabinet and motherboard. I need help to choose the RAM type and brand, and other comments or suggestions are very welcome. My priority is low-noise and fast speed.


CABNIET, MOTHERBOARD, PSU¨

Shuttle SX58H7
http://us.shuttle.com/barebone/Models/SX58H7.html


PROCESSOR

Core i7 I7-950 8 MB 3.06 Ghz (Intel Boxed)


GRAPIHCS

Zotac GeForce GTX 285 AMP! Edition
Factory overclocked to 702 Mhz


HARDDRIVE

WD VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300 GB


DISKDRIVE

PioneerBDR-202 Blu-ray burner


RAM

8 GB
The shuttle supports following specs:
4 x 240pin DDR3 DIMM slots,4GB per DIMM(Max 16GB)
Support Triple channel DDR3 1066/1333/1600(OC)MHz

Suggestions on type and brand?


MONITOR

Samsung SyncMaster 2443NW 24" 1920 x 1200


Thanks for the help!




 

xyz001

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Thanks! Any advice on the harddrive? Is the Velociraptor worth the relatively expensive price? I don't need more than 250-500 GB storage space. Speed (app loading, win start-up etc) is important, but i can't really tell how much more "real-world" performance you get compared to for example a seagate baracuda or wd caviar disk?