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So, I got like $250 to go toward my PC and the main focus would be things that could/would carry over to another build in the near future but mainly:

MUST GET: I will be getting Portal2 with this money ;D ( so keep that cost in mind overall! )

Keyboard? : I hate my keyboard. It's loud and weird and I'd like to grab a mechanical one of some kind or another, the OCN one is good enough for me, I think I'd like brown switches although something quieter > silent would be good too.

Headphones? : Everyone complains that my music is too loud. Sometimes I'm up all night coding and I don't even realize what comes on through the shuffle filter. I was thinking something nice like those Audio Technicas or Ultrasone Proline 550's?

SSD? is it worth it to grab a couple of 64GB SSD's and throw them into RAID for my OS's? I run Arch and Win7 and my Mobo dualboots fine. I'd love to have a speed increase in both places but, only if it'd be significant to gaming and other things that I can see/feel/actually notice.

No sense in buying RAM, PSU, MoBo or another GPU(I think?) because I have a sandybridge/bulldozer build in mind for the end of the year. If you think any of those three are worth mentioning let me know!

I'd like to get at least two things in any combo headphones and portal probably the biggest must-have's. Really split on SSD/Mechanical Keyboard. But, I do a lot of typing!! ;D

Thanks for reading my thread please click reply and suggest some stuff!
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If your thinking on getting Headphones, make sure they're 'closed-ear ones' or else the ppl complaining will still hear the music, lol. May I suggest Sennheisers 595's? =) With Keyboards, I would say to look up the G15. This keyboard has an LCD that allows you to monitor temps and CPU via apps. Or maybe the Razer keyboard's? They're great when it come's to making macros! I own one.
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You should be plenty happy with a single SSD for your OS
    
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id buy 2 king cobras and hit up glamis.
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id buy 2 king cobras and hit up glamis.
right, but that wouldn't help me with where I spend a good chunk of my time, the PC.

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If your thinking on getting Headphones, make sure they're 'closed-ear ones' or else the ppl complaining will still hear the music, lol. May I suggest Sennheisers 595's? =) With Keyboards, I would say to look up the G15. This keyboard has an LCD that allows you to monitor temps and CPU via apps. Or maybe the Razer keyboard's? They're great when it come's to making macros! I own one.
eh, that G15 is way too large. I was thinking tenkeyless? Those Sennheisers are -ugly- but they get good reviews. I wonder how they'd compare to the Audio-Technica ATH M50's or something that looks a bit better xD (darker/black)

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You should be plenty happy with a single SSD for your OS
for -both- my OS's? I dual boot Arch and win7, would 1x 80GB be enough? 2x 64GB? I need to fit win7, Portal 2, Starcraft 2 and some other games on it too, right? Don't know much about SSD! I have two HDD's already though, seperate OS' on them.
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for -both- my OS's? I dual boot Arch and win7, would 1x 80GB be enough? 2x 64GB? I need to fit win7, Portal 2, Starcraft 2 and some other games on it too, right? Don't know much about SSD! I have two HDD's already though, seperate OS' on them.
You would be fine with 2 OSs on 64GB but if you're gonna load all that other stuff then you will probably need more capacity
    
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You would be fine with 2 OSs on 64GB but if you're gonna load all that other stuff then you will probably need more capacity
I dropped the hammer on 2x64GB C300's from newegg because of the deal. Grand total, $220. Portal next, then headphones and keys have to wait.
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If your thinking on getting Headphones, make sure they're 'closed-ear ones' or else the ppl complaining will still hear the music, lol. May I suggest Sennheisers 595's? =)
The 595s are open. They are good though but you can also get the 555s and mod them to work like the 595s. They are the same except for a piece of foam inside the 555s that make them sound a little less open.
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I'd snag an ssd. Kinda in the same boat, just waiting for a good deal on a 80 or more gig one. Then again, I don't really do any amount of typing, so a comfortable experience, might out do a snappier one!
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Guys, he already bought the SSDs
    
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