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post #11 of 16
Wow, that link is a really great build. Might want to add a 500GB-1TB drive for games, apps, and data.
When you get your SSD, use this guide to set it up for more space.
http://www.corsair.com/blog/configur...-7-boot-drive/
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post #12 of 16
That build looks pretty sweet. However, u're stuck with 60GB of space (SSD) vs. getting a large, traditional HDD for cheaper. Personally, I'd ditch the SSD (for now) and go with more space from an HDD. (Might switch the 570 DCU II for a 6950 Twin Frozr III but that is heavily subjective)
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post #13 of 16
SSD is key.. It speeds up your pc so much, it's one of the most noticeable upgrades in hardware (from hdd to ssd) - IMO

You can get a 1tb HDD for $70 on sale or even cheaper for used, don't worry much about that.
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Awesome, thanks for the advice! I just bought it and ya I'm gonna throw a 1tb western digital caviar black hd. Is that a decent hd?
post #15 of 16
That's a pretty decent one (I might actually get one myself for my new build).
Nice purchase!

While I agree with Pankie that an SSD is probably the most significant upgrade one could make, I can't justify the cost right now. Of course, SSD Boot-Drive + HDD data drive is even better; but if the budget it being stretched, go with the HDD and wait for SSD prices to drop .
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Ok so since this comes with an ssd should I install my programs on that and save everything else to the hdd???
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