Some good news. I was able to catch some sweet deals on a couple of items to save some money here and there. I bought 16GB of RAM
for $65 instead of the normal $80 and only around 20 bucks more than just 8GB. Also I was able to pick up this Seasonic
for only $100 from a 24hr sale so it was cheaper than the bronze Seasonic we had on the part picker list.
I have the RAM already and I'm going to test them on my dads build to make sure they work fine. The PSU will be coming today and I'll most likely hook it up to my build to test it. I'd rather be safe now and if anything is wrong, then I can return it now while I have time.
One question which came up in my head after I bought the RAM(figures I wouldn't think of this before I bought it). Which Windows OS should I run to make sure all 16GB will be detected and work? My recycled 500GB HDD has Windows 7 Home 32 bit on it. I do have 7 Ultimate 64 bit on me if that helps.
After the new purchases, the list now looks like this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/l94b
The two 660's are in there because I just read the bang for your buck article in the December 2012 Maximum PC issue and they got a good score and price/performance ratio and two of them benchmark wise perform like a 680 and are cheaper combined.