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Check microcenter and Fry's. Last time I checked (last week) that was the price. I got my 2600K for $279
microcenter is pickup only =(
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microcenter is pickup only =(
I just printed the page from microcenter and took it to my local computer store. They price matched it.
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What's your budget?
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Have you picked out a PSU yet? I didn't see one in your list of parts.

And get rid of the raptor drive and get an Intel or crucial ssd and a 1tb drive. Ssd's are absolutely amazing. My BIOS post takes twice as long as windows loading. And I pretty much skip the welcome screen in windows. The best upgrade that you can do is an ssd

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well what i listed is gonna cost me at least 1600 so far, im willing to spend more though
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i already have a 1200w thermal take psu
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I plan on building this PC and keeping it for 2-3 years, as i have done with my PC's in the past before i move on to build a new one, also with the CPU i mention, would be best to wait and see the benchmarks for the BD? Would love for any input and suggestions, thanks! ALSO with the gpu, im really not sure which card i should get, would love the help with that as well and would like to get another one in the future as well since the MB is 3-way SLI

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Is there a specific reason you went with the AMD build? I would either switch over to a 2500k or get a cheaper CPU now and switch when BD comes out.

Would also save some money and get slower rated memory. It doesn't improve real world performance enough to justify the cost. I may be mistaken but if I recall AMD doesn't even work well with anything over 1600.

Don't get that VelociRaptor, there overrated. I have one and it's not much faster then a regular drive. Get a SSD + 1 or 2TB drive instead.
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Is there a specific reason you went with the AMD build? I would either switch over to a 2500k or get a cheaper CPU now and switch when BD comes out.

Would also save some money and get slower rated memory. It doesn't improve real world performance enough to justify the cost. I may be mistaken but if I recall AMD doesn't even work well with anything over 1600.

Don't get that VelociRaptor, there overrated. I have one and it's not much faster then a regular drive. Get a SSD + 1 or 2TB drive instead.
nothing in paticular with AMD build, just always build amd computers and liked them, but as people have recommended i will be getting the cheaper cpu and wait for the BD cpu's, ill have to do research about the 1600 ram then, cause if thats true, then that would suck =(

ive seen that a couple people have recommended a SSD and a TB HD, im curious though, why do i need such a big HD? and is the SSD just for me to boot up windows?
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post #29 of 33
The SSD isnt just for boot times. Anything that is installed on the SSD will feel so much quicker. Programs will load almost instantaneously if they are on the SSD, and the response time will be much quicker. Also, since windows will be installed on there, it will perform better and feel better just using the OS. For me, I installed windows, and other commonly used programs like, antivirus, MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, etc. And then I install my games on my 7200 rpm storage drives.

And you ask why so large on the storage drive. I say, why not a 1TB drive. A 1TB drive can be had for $60 or less if you catch a deal. You can get a drive cheaper for that, but in my opinion, why spend $40 for a 500GB drive, when for $20 more you can double the size. A 1TB drive is kind of the sweet spot right now in storage capacity for price.
    
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post #30 of 33
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why not install your games on the SSD then, wouldnt you want them to load much quicker?
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