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holy crap this thread is STILL alive?!?
Lol, We're hangin in there xD I just found out that apparently Nvidia is releasing a new gen of graphics card under the name Kepler. Is it the GTX 600 series? Suppose to be 28nm cards, and AMD's 28nm cards are named the Southern Islands according to some one who posted on nVidia's forums. He/She allegedly said AMD will release there 28nm Southern Islands cards in 2Q this year, and nVidia said if AMD does drop the cards, they will have a response.
Edited by rivaldog - 5/17/11 at 3:26pm
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I think the most RAM anyone really need is 4,(6GB if you absolutely want it), win7(I assume you're going with that) loves extra RAM.

In terms of the GPU, just get the one that is the most reliable out of either ATI(RIP) or nvidia, whatever you choose will almost certainly play the most recent games and those that get released in a few years. personally I recommend a 6970, but it's not my pc.

I use my CPU for a lot of different things, not just gaming, the x6's main selling point is that it's cheap and good in terms of multitasking(and plus it's freakin' 6cores, 6CORES!)

as everyone else said, SSD are really not necessary, unless you have an extra 200$ to use.

I think I'm missing some stuff here, but I'll end it here
   
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Just for show I want 16gigs of ram lol +that would definitely contribute towards the future proof-ness of the computer though xD

I need speed over multitasking capabilities, so perhaps the X4 is a better choice, but yes I agree, 6 cores is amazing, and something I also want for show lol but obviously I can think about necessities first

SSD's, from what UrbanSmooth said, sound like a necessity, and I built a cart on new egg at $1400 with a 120gb SSD, 1 TB samsung F3, 2 GTX 560 Ti's, intel i5-2500k 3.3ghz quad core sandy bridge processor, 8 gigs of corsair ram, 750w PSU and the Antec Lanboy air case and to me that is one killer rig, for only $200 over the budget I had in mind. The budget will most likely be going up and the time I save will of course as well, so I can make extra room for an SSD and 2 new kepler cards so I can SLI
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SSD's, from what UrbanSmooth said, sound like a necessity, and I built a cart on new egg at $1400 with a 120gb SSD, 1 TB samsung F3, 2 GTX 560 Ti's, intel i5-2500k 3.3ghz quad core sandy bridge processor, 8 gigs of corsair ram, 750w PSU and the Antec Lanboy air case and to me that is one killer rig, for only $200 over the budget I had in mind. The budget will most likely be going up and the time I save will of course as well, so I can make extra room for an SSD and 2 new kepler cards so I can SLI
I must respectfully disagree with adding an SSD is absolutely essential(when you're operating on a budget, if not, get 5 and go nuts with it) I assume this rig is mostly for gaming? yes, there is definite improvements in SSD vs HDD gaming benchmarks, you wont see it(not with our puny human perceptions anyway), imho, it's just not worth the increase for 200$+

an alternate would be to lose the SSD and add an i7 2600K, it's only about 80? dollars more than the i5 and it's like the 980x performance wise(I researched some sources for my intel build, someone check me on this). the performance increase for this, imho, is justified.

and the price for SSDs will always fall, just get a 120GB SSD when they're less than 150 or 100 dollars, right now they're just not worth the 200+ price tag.

patience is important in this kind of venture, you'll end up saving lots of $$ and have a killer gaming rig
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I disagree.

SSDs are a solid upgrade to gaming rigs these days. SSDs really do add a zippier experience in everything that you do, not just gaming. Levels will load faster, textures will pop in faster, your save games will load and save quicker, and in mp, you'll have the advantage over the other guy/gal that doesn't have the benefit of a quicker SSD drive. Does it make a difference? Yes.
    
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I disagree.

SSDs are a solid upgrade to gaming rigs these days. SSDs really do add a zippier experience in everything that you do, not just gaming. Levels will load faster, textures will pop in faster, your save games will load and save quicker, and in mp, you'll have the advantage over the other guy/gal that doesn't have the benefit of a quicker SSD drive. Does it make a difference? Yes.
yes games and the OS load quicker, but maybe by 6 or 8 seconds, and plus, in mp, the game is not going to start if someone isn't ready(also, the internet connection affects gameplayplay faaaaaar more than the SSD, trust me)

all I'm saying is that he'll waste money now by buying the SSD.

I still say skip the SSD(for now) and go for the 2600K, there are a couple of threads on the differences of 2500 and 2600, rivaldog, and it's more futureproof than the 2500K with hyper-threading.

or hell, get 2x570s or something and OC the CPU, that'll give you a performance bump, definitely more than that of an SSD
   
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I was thinking about overclocking, but I don't wanna get a water cooling system to do it so I was gonna get the Cooler Master HAF 932, that sucker has over 800 milimeters of fan inside of it, but it doesn't have any 2.5" drive bays for later adding an SSD. Patience for an SSD sounds like a good idea, also I'm going to have patience for the next gen of nVidia graphics cards to come out and save up for two of those to SLI, skip an SSD for a little bit and overclock a 2600k, and of course later upgrade for an SSD
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yes games and the OS load quicker, but maybe by 6 or 8 seconds, and plus, in mp, the game is not going to start if someone isn't ready(also, the internet connection affects gameplayplay faaaaaar more than the SSD, trust me)

all I'm saying is that he'll waste money now by buying the SSD.

I still say skip the SSD(for now) and go for the 2600K, there are a couple of threads on the differences of 2500 and 2600, rivaldog, and it's more futureproof than the 2500K with hyper-threading.

or hell, get 2x570s or something and OC the CPU, that'll give you a performance bump, definitely more than that of an SSD
First bold section: Games and OS will load faster than 6-8 seconds, way to pull that number out of your arsehole. Most mp games these days start when a certain number of people are in, if you're one of the first ones in, you get a headstart on the poor suckers with slower machines.

Second bold section: I once used HDDs and am now using an SSD, and, I can give you all a first-hand account that an SSD will make your machine faster like no other piece of equipment can. An SSD is quite a noticeable upgrade.
    
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I can always, like suggested, be patient, but with cash and save a little more than I anticipated at first to grab an SSD. Both people I have heard first hand accounts from on here say the same thing, the speed is very noticeable, and loveable.
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Heh, I'll fight the SSD fight until the end, it really is worth the purchase.

What took me so long to finally "break down" and purchase an SSD was not the price, it was the high failure rates with previous SSD generations.

The current generations of SSDs (not STDs, NYUK, NYUK, NYUK!) have a very steady success and longevity rate.
    
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