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That looks like a good setup. I'll go without the cooler for now and see how it performs and then think about picking it up later. And I think I'll go with the EVGA card.

As far as the SSD, what do you think about it? I've never had one before so I'm not sure how noticeable the difference is or if the money would be better spent on the better graphics card.
An SSD will probably be one of the best component you'll ever buy, but can wait IMO. The loading times and access times for your daily activities is MUCH faster than the standard 7200RPM HDDs. However for games, it's not going to improve your fps...load times will be significantly faster yes, but fps is for the most part controlled by your GPU and CPU power.

For games like Oblivion, Fallout 3/NV, and maybe upcoming Skyrim where the game engine often "load cells", an SSD has proven to be quite a big help in smoothing things out.

If you're happy with your HDD and just want more gaming fps performance, then go for the components that will give you that. At more than $1/GB for an SSD, even I haven't made the jump to get one just yet. In your case, I'd probably choose a better GPU first before improving my load times.
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An SSD will probably be one of the best component you'll ever buy, but can wait IMO. The loading times and access times for your daily activities is MUCH faster than the standard 7200RPM HDDs. However for games, it's not going to improve your fps...load times will be significantly faster yes, but fps is for the most part controlled by your GPU and CPU power.

For games like Oblivion, Fallout 3/NV, and maybe upcoming Skyrim where the game engine often "load cells", an SSD has proven to be quite a big help in smoothing things out.

If you're happy with your HDD and just want more gaming fps performance, then go for the components that will give you that. At more than $1/GB for an SSD, even I haven't made the jump to get one just yet. In your case, I'd probably choose a better GPU first before improving my load times.
Cool, you've been a lot of help. This is the setup I'm gonna go with:

CPU+MOBO Combo: 2500K + MSI P67 G45
RAM: 4GB Ripjaws 1600 DDR3
GPU: EVGA 1GB GTX 560 Ti

Then maybe pick up the cooler and the SSD in a few months.
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Do ssd do help ,
Well i got this sig rig and buddy has a smiler x58 setup , both overclocked ~ the same and I got to power on his rig. and x58 takes a bit then windows loads and waiting i thought it froze on me, then it boots into windows and loads up bc2 and took a good 45-60 sec to load up just to log in. mines ~ 10 sec. and boot up into win 7 after bios ~ 10 sec. Verrry Nice!!!
with the z mobo has a ssd setup for hard drive it caches the files u load up so its as fast as a ssd but on old platter drive like your seagates.
Ssd is like onboard gpu to a 580gtx. once u have one u wont want to give it up. But small storage space.

I would not got get p mobo old tech. the new z mobos are better for ssds and i think better controllers. also mobo has hdmi out.
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The SSD is downright AMAZING
I used to go get a drink while windows booted up or something. Now it boots up by the time I get up and reach my bedroom door. I find myself more thirsty than before, but it may also have to do with the drool...
    
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Now I'm really thinking about getting the SSD too. Stop tempting me!
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get the combo deal with z 68? mobo. its better suited of ssds and load up windows on platter and has the ssd do the caching so its as fast as a ssd but the space of the platter drive.
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Don't hold out on a SSD, the improvement they bring is just amazing. With it, it feels like what a computer should run like and I don't see a point in having the latest hardware without one. That combo a few pages back with the SSD looked really good, I wish we get prices like that here in NZ.
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Alright guys I got the MSI board, 2500k, gtx560, and 4gb ddr3, no ssd yet. I'm LOVING this new setup, it blows my old stuff away. FPS on every game is so much better, there are even some games that I thought I was running perfectly that apparently weren't lol. Thanks to everyone who helped out.
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dont forget to update your sig. its nice getting new stuff aint it?
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