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MxPhenom 216

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#2
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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#3
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
 

MxPhenom 216

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Storage Samsung 830 128GB SSD, Crucial MX200 500GB, Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2x 1TB Partitions)
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Case Phantek Enthoo Evolv ATX TG
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Power Supply Seasonic Flagship Prime Platinum 850
Mouse Steelseries Rival 310 w/ QCK Mass mat
Keyboard Corsair K70 w/ MX Browns and Red Backlit
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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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Memory G. Skill Trident X 16Gb (4x4GB) 2400mhz @ 1.65v
Video Card(s) MSi GTX1070 Gaming X 8GB @ 2GHz
Storage Samsung 830 128GB SSD, Crucial MX200 500GB, Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2x 1TB Partitions)
Display(s) Qnix QX2710 27" 2560 x 1440 PLS @ 100hz
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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.
alright then just get one of the Samsung F3 1TB. they are the fastest 1TB drives right now
 
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#7
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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#8
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?
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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#11
You would still need a hdd i am sure, 120gb is not a whole lot of storage. Maybe the ssd and a 500gb?
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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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.
Maybe it would do then, you could always add another drive if you needed it.
 
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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.
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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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


:laugh::laugh: newegg does not exist over here pccasegear is a Australian web site which i buy from to.
 
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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.