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PowerTrip - thanks! OMG, i did not see that!

Eur0Thug - Good point. I'll take that into considerations. I'm just hesitant to jump onto the solid state band wagon. I feel that sometime in the next 3 years we might see 500Gb to 1Tb solid state drives for under $200 as technology progresses. My gut feelings tell me i should hold off on the solid state drive. I'm hesitant about paying so much for so little storage.

Tpatcher - lol

1.) According to the newegg website the Asus is 35 C cooler than the refrence design, while the one you recommended is 20 C cooler.

2.) Did not see the spitfire cooler.

3.) Recommend me a better CPU cooler then please? (links would be awsome)

4.) Thanks for the power supply recommendation.
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post #12 of 37
Meh. Stick with the 2500K.
Another thing, I would get either a 580 or a 560ti rather than the 570. Unless they fixed the VRM problem.
post #13 of 37
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Meh. Stick with the 2500K.
Another thing, I would get either a 580 or a 560ti rather than the 570. Unless they fixed the VRM problem.
Did not know about the VRM problem! Thanks! Just now did some digging. The card i picked out does not use the reference VRM design. It uses a 6+2 phases VRM, where the reference (and most other GTX 570's) use a 4+2 phase VRM.
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post #14 of 37
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Originally Posted by crimsontears809739 View Post
I'm just hesitant to jump onto the solid state band wagon. I feel that sometime in the next 3 years we might see 500Gb to 1Tb solid state drives for under $200 as technology progresses. My gut feelings tell me i should hold off on the solid state drive. I'm hesitant about paying so much for so little storage.
That makes sense, but realize you don't need a gigantic SSD to see gigantic performance improvements. You can pick up a 64 gig drive for 75 bucks, install windows and most of your smaller programs on it, and all of a sudden everything happens right NOW. It's no kidding one of the biggest improvements you can make to the perceived performance of your computer when doing anything that's not gaming.

Most of the stuff that takes up space won't see big improvements from an SSD anyway, except games and even then it's just load times. (Though steam mover and ntfs file links can be used to get those benefits while not wasting a bunch of space.)
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post #15 of 37
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Okay, if i were to add a 64 Gb solid state drive, what would you recommend?

Edit: How does something like this look?
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 5/19/11 at 1:17pm
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post #16 of 37
The OCZ Vertex 2 are cheaper now that the 3 series is out and are very fast!!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-550-_-Product
Edited by noahhova - 5/19/11 at 1:20pm
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post #17 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by crimsontears809739 View Post
PowerTrip - thanks! OMG, i did not see that!

Eur0Thug - Good point. I'll take that into considerations. I'm just hesitant to jump onto the solid state band wagon. I feel that sometime in the next 3 years we might see 500Gb to 1Tb solid state drives for under $200 as technology progresses. My gut feelings tell me i should hold off on the solid state drive. I'm hesitant about paying so much for so little storage.

Tpatcher - lol

1.) According to the newegg website the Asus is 35 C cooler than the refrence design, while the one you recommended is 20 C cooler.

2.) Did not see the spitfire cooler.

3.) Recommend me a better CPU cooler then please? (links would be awsome)

4.) Thanks for the power supply recommendation.
If you need a cooler that's idiot proof, just grab an h60/70. It gives you the freedom to install any size of ram sticks you need and tons of room in the case to work around.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=corsair%20h70
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post #18 of 37
I'm running the crucial C-300 and I'm happy with it. Just checked newegg and it seems the price has gone up since I bought it though... :/

OCZ's vertex series are good too, as are a couple other brands. There are benchmark comparisons across the internet if you look around a bit.
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post #19 of 37
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-Ezeral Trance

From the what i am seeing, the H60/H70 is cooling = Sythe Mugen II cooling. If I'm gonna pay over twice as much, it better work twice as good.

source here --> http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...vs-mugen2.html

and here --> http://www.overclock.net/12954010-post17131.html

Does anyone know of a CPU cooler that offers more bang for your buck than the Mugen II?
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 5/19/11 at 1:39pm
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post #20 of 37
Quote:
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does anyone know of a cpu cooler that offers more bang for your buck than the mugen ii?
NOPE.

(And damn you OCN for not letting me post in all caps. Sometimes it's necessary.)
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