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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Iartchaos4death, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Iartchaos4death

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    do you have to buy everything there. i would look over at newegg. they ussually have better prices and more choices. I would ditch that hard drive and go with either this setup

    64gb Crucial M4 SSD for windows + 1TB Samsung F3 drive for Steam and other games

    or just get 2 1TB Samsung F3 drivers for RAID0
     
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    Nah im not going to buy it all at pccasegear. Its just easier to gather it all. Care to link me to those hdds please :p
     
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    I know ssd is faster but it is also expensive so nah not gonna get that budget was meant to be 1.5k Alittle too much atm.
     
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    alright then just get one of the Samsung F3 1TB. they are the fastest 1TB drives right now
     
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    You must be in Aussie buying from PCCG....
    Your parts look pretty good although I would ditch the soundcard, motherboards have pretty good built in soundcards these days and I don't beleive you wil notice any difference in a gaming machine, use the money for a decent set of headphones or speakers.

    I would also change the case, I don't like anything thermaltake and their cases are cheaply built and overpriced imo. For that price range I would go for something from Antec (P183), corsair (500D), coolermaster HAF932 or Lian Li.

    The graphics card you chose is a beast but very expensive, it is only about 6-10% faster than a HD6970 which is $150-200 cheaper. I would consider a GTX570 or 6970 and save some dough there. I gather you are gaming at 1080?

    SSD is expensive but once you have had one you cannot go back, they really are blazingly fast and a 120gb drive will hold your OS and a couple of games, I love them and reccommend them to everyone. Massive MASSIVE increase in speed over a spinning drive. :)
    Where do you live anyways?
     
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    i live in WA :p

    Yeah i know they are blazingly fast but im good :p Sorry what is 1080? Also i looked at the cases you suggested but none of them have the see through window T_T You reckon you can pop me some links that have windows in their cases and looks kewl :p

    I'll see about the sound card :p

    This are the headphones im getting http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=116_1156&products_id=15660
     
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    You would still need a hdd i am sure, 120gb is not a whole lot of storage. Maybe the ssd and a 500gb?
     
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    Cause right now im on my laptop and i have 453 GB, i have only used 88.6 gb for 1 year and i mainly just game so yea..

    But tigger would 120gb be enuf for gaming? i only play css.
     
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    I`d very seriously consider `bout adding SSD in there. Buying HDD is kinda naive nowadays, especially if we`re talking about GAMING rig.
    Things to reflect on would be: Adata S511 120 GB, Corsair Force GT 120 GB, Crucial m4 128 GB, Kingston HyperX SSD 120 GB, OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB.
    Don`t forget that pagefile will take away about twice as RAM you`re gonna install on that rig, so approx 16 Gbs of SSD`s room will be gone. Disabling swap is very bad fad - doesn`t matter how much RAM you have. Anyhows - 100Gb space for Windows is quite enough for gaming system needs, but - as more as better surely.
    P.S. Sorry if my Englash is weak.
     
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    Maybe it would do then, you could always add another drive if you needed it.
     
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    ahah nps
     
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    So there is alot of ssd to pick from.. which brand is the most famous and is best. Im looking for an ssd around 120 gb.
     
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    :laugh::laugh: newegg does not exist over here pccasegear is a Australian web site which i buy from to.
     
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    Wow.. thats some high numbers in $$$ 120gb for $500 -,-? lol
     
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    Alrite thx

    Still can't find a good ssd with the right kind of price.
     
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    well u will need 2 drives one for windows like a 60gb sata 3 ssd and a 1 tb hdd for games like i have.
     
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    Actually i'll just get a hdd and save $$$ Throw me some good hdd's links please :p

    Im looking for 500 gb.

    Thanks.
     

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