Ram, PSU and Case - Help needed (Compatability check)

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So....

I wanted to get this ram:

Corsair 2GB (2 x 1GB Matched Pair) DDR PC3200


But someone told me to get budget ram and then get PSU and Case...

But what should i do?


Get the above ram or..



Ram:

Kingston 1GB DDR 400MHz/PC3200 (KVR400X64C3A/1G) CL3 Unbuffered 2.6V

Case:

Antec Nine Hundred - Gaming Case with 200mm Top Fan - No PSU

PSU:


There are 2 options for PSU


Hiper 580W Type-R Modular PSU SLI/CrossFire Certified - Blue


or

*UK Exclusive* Coolermaster eXtreme Power 650W PSU - ATX 12V V2.01 120mm Fan 20+4pin



Please help me choose whether to get the expensive ram, or get budget ram, PSU and Case.. and if so.. what PSU?!

Thanks

Josh


P.s my specs are in my sig
 
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well, josh it really depends on what your planning on doing, and how much of it, and I don't see any specs on a signature

If you are a heavy duty gamer, or someone who doesn high-end tasks all or part of the day, the 2gb ram is great and the case is more than sufficent. And as for your PSU, I have to see your other parts to determine is you need the 580 or 650. Either way a dual power source thats redundant, is very reliable for heavy duty use.
 

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Sorry, i had Show your signature turned off

Please recheck now... Im not a mega gamer as you can tell from my budget GFX card.. however i often have ftp/email/firefox/dreamweaver/cs2 open at the same time doing tasks.. and im fed up of my pc lagging so i am getting the ram upgrade...


I was going to get the high priced ram.. but since i wont be over clocking it i thought it would be a good idea to buy value ram and then spend some money on a PSU that will last threw quite a few upgrades as will the case

Josh
 
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ahh, I would then go with the 2gb if you are going to multi-task, but if you know how to safely over-clock RAM, I've never heard of it, only CPU overclocking, you can go with the 1GB. And about your old power source, what's wrong with it? If your 500w can handle those, and you still want a new one, the 580w will siffice. You cannot utilize 640 watts, well at least I can't. Also one thing to look for in a psu, is dual fans to keep cool
 
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