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Well guys, need some advice with a build. I actually had a very nice rig before but had to sell it due to work and my studies.

Trying to go with a LGA 1366 build due to hexa cores but I'm open to suggestions.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=16532385

Probably not the best choice but that's why I've come here.

Don't grill me on the Intel 300 SSD, I've been reading about the high failure rates of SSDs with sandforce-2000 controllers. Like the recent Corsair recall and the high failure rates of Vertex 3s (just visit their forum). I rather have high reliability over speed.

Keep in mind I already have a case, a custom loop and a PSU.
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For that much money you should get a smaller ssd for windows, and a 600gb raptor for gaming and other files. Then either keep the 2x1TB F3s for raid or just get a single 2TB F4.
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SSD you want a C300 if you want something that will last. Or Crucial M4 even intel uses marvell controller now which is in every cricual drive becuase they own marvell,. or well micron owns both crucial and marvell.
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For that much money you should get a smaller ssd for windows, and a 600gb raptor for gaming and other files. Then either keep the 2x1TB F3s for raid or just get a single 2TB F4.
I forgot to mention, I'll be needing the size due to the amount of apps I'll be installing that's related to my work.

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oh you can also get the G1 Assassin if you want the onboard audio and NIC, its a lot cheaper. The R3EBE is a great board too, more tho you are paying for extra features for ocing, and if you aren't going to use those extreme ocing features then might as well save the money.
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oh you can also get the G1 Assassin if you want the onboard audio and NIC, its a lot cheaper. The R3EBE is a great board too, more tho you are paying for extra features for ocing, and if you aren't going to use those extreme ocing features then might as well save the money.
I'm not an extreme overclocker but I did push my i7 930 to 4.4GHz 24/7 on a EK block with my previous rig. I also appreciate the aesthetics of the R3BE.

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