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Come's to 1000$

I ditched the SSD for a faster HDD, that's my opinion but I think it's better for this build.
Edited by Yumyums - 5/6/11 at 11:25am
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Faster hard drive? Lol

You should checkout MicroCenters SSD, they are almost sixty dollars cheaper then the crucial, and if your near a frys they have the corsair refurbished 60gb for 89.99.
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Faster hard drive? Lol

You should checkout MicroCenters SSD, they are almost sixty dollars cheaper then the crucial, and if your near a frys they have the corsair refurbished 60gb for 89.99.
Have fun with your 64 gb storage bro.
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?Thats why I have a storage drive?

EDIt: Didn't realize I didn't have it in the specs. Just saying before I got an SSD, I got the 300gb raptor, and I regret the loud POS. Theres just no hard drive that can compare to an SSD, their fantatic boot drives.
Edited by Tpatcher - 5/6/11 at 11:40am
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If he changed from the 64GB C300, I would recommend he go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227706
There is none better!

I also have to agree with going with the D14 or SA over Ven X, but since this is somewhat of a budget build (assuming) the the 212+ would be the better option. So when it boils down to cooling options really it should go 212+, D14, Full Water (aka RASA or better).
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Have fun with your 64 gb storage bro.
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Come's to 1000$

I ditched the SSD for a faster HDD, that's my opinion but I think it's better for this build.
Don't need the dvd burner.

Why get the spinpoint f3 over a ssd/slow 59000 rpm 2 TB Drive? I can fit all my apps, os, and games on the SSD and have the HDD for storage.

Why get a 750w psu? i won't be going crossfire for at least another year, and from what ive read the corsair 650 can handle 2 6950s.

Also why get the 6950 1 gb over a 6950 2 gb? The price difference is like $30 after rebate.

I need 8 gb ram. Not using this build for only gaming.
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If he changed from the 64GB C300, I would recommend he go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227706
There is none better!
i might chagne it to a 80-100 gb ssd thats in the $100-$150 range. IMHO there is not a huge real life difference in the SATA II & SATA III drives. my vertex 2 vs. my friends vertex 3 seemed exactly the same when i tried them side by side.
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Don't think 6950 1gb will unlock... Definitely worth 30 bucks to have a 6970.
    
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i might chagne it to a 80-100 gb ssd thats in the $100-$150 range. IMHO there is not a huge real life difference in the SATA II & SATA III drives. my vertex 2 vs. my friends vertex 3 seemed exactly the same when i tried them side by side.
It depends on your friends setup, if he was using on 1366 vs 1155 there is a world of difference on SATA II vs III, likewise on 775 vs 1155. The reasons being is due to the controllers used. Sandy Bridges uses the ICH10 where as 1366 and older use Marvell controllers. Those Marvell controllers had issues which resulted with IO and TRIM. The G1 series board Gigabyte just came out with for 1366 utilizes the newest Marvell controllers which do not have those problems.

EDIT
also note that even if your friend has the Vertex 3 and plugged it into a SATA II port or is not using the latest ACHI drivers performance will be hampered too. 500MB/s on SATA III or 280MB/s on SATA II.
Edited by bratas - 5/6/11 at 12:49pm
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