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Build is attached.

BTW the i5-2400 is a place holder. The 2500k is $180 at MC, which is right by my house .

Anything else i need? I already have 2 monitors, OS, and keyboard & mouse. I was going to put windows on it thru an external drive.

Budget= $1100 at most. Would like to spend less if i can, but don't want to sacrifice quality.

Also rep will be given

Edited by S.hasan546 - 5/6/11 at 10:36am
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it's a pretty solid build, as you stated you will be planning on a 2500k later... only thing i'd possibly change is the hsf, but for what you have listed now it will work.
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HSF is yucky. Can get a Hyper 212+.

I'm not sure about that HDD but you can get a 1TB Caviar Black/Spinpoint F3 for about the same price.

Do you need the C300? You can get a similar performing drive with twice as much capacity for about the same price, like a Vertex 2 or something.
Edited by Plex - 5/6/11 at 10:45am
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i agree the 5400RPM isn't best solution but it was a combo deal so meh.

And I think he is better off with a SATA III SSD vs a SATA II
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I couldn't find that motherboard/ram combo so I left out motherboard/ram since that seems like a steal. The hard drive at 5400 rpm as far as performance goes woulda been a shot in the foot, I managed to squeeze in a Ven-X by using a Seasonic 620w bronze power supply in place of the combo deal with a 1-tb F3, the F3 and the SSD I have chosen are faster storage media than the ones you had selected. The RealSSD C300 has a faster read rate than the one in the cart below, but a MUCH (75mb/s vs 230mb/s ) slower write rate.
TL;DR, Half the storage space on the spindle drive, better HSF, roughly the same power supply.
    
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HSF is yucky. Can get a Hyper 212+.

I'm not sure about that HDD but you can get a 1TB Caviar Black/Spinpoint F3 for about the same price.

Do you need the C300? You can get a similar performing drive with twice as much capacity for about the same price, like a Vertex 2 or something.
Sorry i forgot to mention that i am getting the hyper 212+ from MC. ANd the 2500k from MC. Those two are just placeholders with the same price as MC

Also yeah im thinking about just finding a a bigger 80-100 gb ssd for the same price. 96 gb Kingston V100+ can be had for $93 after MIR from amazon right now. Ive tried a vertex 3 side by side to a vertex 2 (currently in my mbp) and i really didnt notice any difference.
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i agree the 5400RPM isn't best solution but it was a combo deal so meh.

And I think he is better off with a SATA III SSD vs a SATA II
Only reason i picked it was 1. b.c of the price. 2. 2 TB storage for more less $$$ than the spinpoint or any other 1 TB HDD.

Also i will only be storing pics, music, and movies on the HDD. Not accessing it all the time. All apps, os, and games will be on the ssd. So i don't think i will notice the speed of the 2 TB HDD since it will only be for storage.
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I couldn't find that motherboard/ram combo so I left out motherboard/ram since that seems like a steal. The hard drive at 5400 rpm as far as performance goes woulda been a shot in the foot, I managed to squeeze in a Ven-X by using a Seasonic 620w bronze power supply in place of the combo deal with a 1-tb F3, the F3 and the SSD I have chosen are faster storage media than the ones you had selected. The RealSSD C300 has a faster read rate than the one in the cart below, but a MUCH (75mb/s vs 230mb/s ) slower write rate.
TL;DR, Half the storage space on the spindle drive, better HSF, roughly the same power supply.
The PSU is great, the HDD is great.

I don't agree with the SSD, though. I also don't agree with the Ven-X, and not because it's not a good cooler (because it is), but because you can get a NH-D14 at around the same price.
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