Just a few comments, if you haven’t already ordered:
I agree 100% with the plastic mousepad comment. I bought one of the Steelseries hard pads (exact model is discontinued, but there’s comparable) a few months ago and suffered buyer’s remorse from the moment I ordered until the moment I put my mouse on it. It’s more precise than anything else I’ve ever used, and they work great with a good gaming mouse. Plus it’s sturdy and should last me forever.
I am a huge fan of G.SKILL for RAM. They make a quality product, but the main reason I like them is I’ve never gotten better customer service from any other hardware manufacturer. I’ve never used Mushkin, so I dunno, maybe they’re just as good, but my two cents.
I just skimmed the links so I might have missed it, but I do like aftermarket CPU fans and recommend getting one.
Again, may have missed it, but if you have the extra money for it, get a solid state drive and put your OS on it. Use the big one for everything else, fine, but SSDs are much faster and make an enormous difference in your boot speed and any access of your OS. I always, always recommend using a separate drive for your OS anyway (saves you a lot of headache if something goes terribly wrong and you need to reinstall), and a SSD can be a nice performance boost.
Seeing the price on that Wacom makes me want one. Hmm.
Originally posted by Rpoman2009:
Good luck with that Gaming computers are some of the most expensive computers ever.