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Heres the pics, didn't have time to resize, so I'm sorry if they end up to large. I will add more to the shopping cart tomorrow, I really appreciate everyone's advice! You guys were extremely helpful, and see you guys later today.
I still vote dump the Velociraptor. Yes, its fast. But SSDs are faster, and Black drives are way cheaper. 1000GB rather than 450 for over half the price

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136533
post #42 of 78
You'll only need 650W for the GTX 570's in SLI + decent overclock and several HDD's.
Want more headroom ? 700W. 850W is just overkill and more expensive.

And indeed, I say nay to the Raptor as well.
2x F3's in RAID 0 = great performance and much more storage.
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post #43 of 78
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Heres the pics, didn't have time to resize, so I'm sorry if they end up to large. I will add more to the shopping cart tomorrow, I really appreciate everyone's advice! You guys were extremely helpful, and see you guys later today.
Use this promo code and save 5% off Windows OSs: EMCKCHH24

Oh and just found this one which will save you 10% on SELECT Asus mobo's: ASUS67MB
Edited by CarlosSpiceyWeiner - 7/22/11 at 6:27am
    
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I would suggest some things.
Take those promo codes

Change the PSU to Corsair AX750 plenty of head room, fully modular, silent, and sli ready.
Dump the Raptor and get a RAID 0 of those lovely Samsung F3 1TB.
Either get SSD now and be happy or wait till they drop in price your choice.

Do you really need the Z68? you get SSD Caching (small SSD 20gb-80gb is the recommendation by Intel yet if you plan on getting a Standalone 120gb there wont be need for this feature), Quick Sync, and enables the onboard graphics on the CPU.
You didn't mention any editing so Quick Sync wont help you and you are getting a standalone graphics as well.

Get the Asus P8P67 Pro Rev 3.1 and have the same benefits and save 30 bucks.

Why Windows 7 Pro? Save another 40 bucks for the home premium!
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...mpare?T1=tab20
For comparsing sake but really doubt you would use any of the Pro features
And backup does follow with the Home premium don't know why Microsoft says it doesn't.
Edited by Casz - 7/22/11 at 8:31am
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Why Windows 7 Pro? Save another 40 bucks for the home premium!
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Does the board I have chosen not support full SLI?
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What I would do (since this is your first build) is go cheap with a 955,a used ASUS M4A79T-Deluxe mobo (we have now spent 200.00) and 6gb of some used SuperTalent 1333 RAM. Use what you wish for the rest. My idea is to build this rig to get some experience and then start working on the one you really want. Keep this 955 build as a backup rig.It is so important to have either a complete backup rig or a selection of backup parts. Go real cheap on the 955 rig just to get the feel for things. I hope I put some ideas in your head as this idea worked out well for me.The 955 and this mobo overclocks very well and is not expensive at all.Sure I would like to have the Intel build also, but all in time.A guy just has to have more than one rig (or so I think).
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Does the board I have chosen not support full SLI?
It supports SLI of two cards. I am running SLI on it right now.
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What I would do (since this is your first build) is go cheap with a 955,a used ASUS M4A79T-Deluxe mobo (we have now spent 200.00) and 6gb of some used SuperTalent 1333 RAM. Use what you wish for the rest. My idea is to build this rig to get some experience and then start working on the one you really want. Keep this 955 build as a backup rig.It is so important to have either a complete backup rig or a selection of backup parts. Go real cheap on the 955 rig just to get the feel for things. I hope I put some ideas in your head as this idea worked out well for me.The 955 and this mobo overclocks very well and is not expensive at all.Sure I would like to have the Intel build also, but all in time.A guy just has to have more than one rig (or so I think).
I disagree. Use the money you have to build a main rig. In 3-5 years that will be your back up rig.

If something breaks you have plenty of warrantys to take care of you, no need for a back up rig.

As far as the HDD/SSD debate is going, you have some options:

1. VR Drive, low storage space, fast, very usable
2. SSD Boot drive, F3 storage drive, Lots of storage space, super fast slightly expensive, slightly less usable
3. SSD as cache using z68 motherboard feature, with an F3 drive. fast (not as fast as 2.), very usable, slightly less expensive than 2. as you don't need a huge SSD.
4. Raid 0 Samsung F3, Fast, (not as fast as 2 or 3), very usable, most storage space.

I would recommend 3. or 4. for a beginner, or 2. if you are confident in managing which files and installs go where. I would not recommend a VR drive to anyone though.
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post #50 of 78
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Does the board I have chosen not support full SLI?
Both the Asus P8Z67-v Pro and the Asus P8P67 Pro supports SLI and Crossfire


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What I would do (since this is your first build) is go cheap with a 955,a used ASUS M4A79T-Deluxe mobo (we have now spent 200.00) and 6gb of some used SuperTalent 1333 RAM. Use what you wish for the rest. My idea is to build this rig to get some experience and then start working on the one you really want. Keep this 955 build as a backup rig.It is so important to have either a complete backup rig or a selection of backup parts. Go real cheap on the 955 rig just to get the feel for things. I hope I put some ideas in your head as this idea worked out well for me.The 955 and this mobo overclocks very well and is not expensive at all.Sure I would like to have the Intel build also, but all in time.A guy just has to have more than one rig (or so I think).
It is not rocket science. RTDM (Read The Damn Manual for those in doubt) that's all
Edited by Casz - 7/22/11 at 3:23pm
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