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Originally Posted by arbalest View Post
I love how people that DON'T HAVE SSD talk like it doesn't make much of a difference in system performance! LMAO!!!

A super fast CPU and GPU aren't going to make your regular everyday tasks faster guys.


OP, pony up as much cash as you can for the biggest SSD you can afford along with a decent CPU/GPU and you will wish you'd have gone SSD a LOOOOONG time ago!
Hmmm... I wouldn't go that far...
post #32 of 39
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SSD isn't needed. Upgrade your components, that willl be more useful...

If you really want an SSD get the Crucial M4.
It's definitely the first thing I'll recommend to all my friends and family when upgrading their PCs. It's definitely needed.
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Might be cheaper to do RAID 0 instead of an SSD. Or you could do a 60GB SSD and a data drive HDD and get a Z68 board instead, complicated stuff on SSD caching and boosting the effectiveness of your SSD.... suppose to make it faster. So many options its really up to you.

You will notice the boot time more from upgrading to a newer UEFI bios motherboard and i5 2500k than you will going from a 7200RPM HDD to an SSD.
This statement is false, if he has an ssd in the system then the z68 ssd caching will be useless. Z68 is rendered pointless if we have a dedicated gpu and an ssd, stick with p67 for this build.

I wouldn't buy the OCZ ssd, a shady company in general, but also their sandforce drives have run into a lot of issues that they refuse to acknowledge.
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Hmmm... I wouldn't go that far...
Great post full of information.
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post #35 of 39
Personally I'd go with the i7 2600K but it's 100 dollars more expensive.
So the 2500K for the Central Processing Unit,
For the motherboard I'd recommend the P8P67 or the P8Z68 if you have the extra 20 bucks. You might want to get the Z68 since you are going to have a Solid State Drive and it includes Solid State Drive Caching.
For the SSD you should get any thing from Crucial M4 they make great SSD.
If ya need a hard drive the F3 is an amazing Hard Drive. Inexpensive,Fast,And 1TB.
Now you should get a 480 Fermi or a 560 Ti if you are going to upgrade your graphics card. (oops I didn't see the first line )

To sell your CPU on ebay it would be about 145 dollars depending on the condition. Your motherboard will go for about 110 dollars.
Your ram would go for about 25-35


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if u can go to a microcenter then its possible.
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OP, check memory express. 3 weeks ago i picked up a i5 2500k, ASUS z68 vpro and 8GB of ram for ~<410 tax and shipping included.
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got a i5 2500k asus p8z68 for 270 out the door from microcenter and newegg 8gig 2133hz ram $80 shipped
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post #39 of 39
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Originally Posted by revlimiter View Post
Can I get:
- Sandy Bridge CPU (2500K?)
- Sandy Bridge Motherboard
- 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 12800 RAM?

for the same price at roughly $400? Or is that stretching it?
Easily if you look for deals. I averaged $300 for Comps 2,3, and 4 for the same bundle. I did, however go with 4gb of ram, but there's only like $20 difference to upgrade. Also, if you know anyone below you in Seattle, Fry's is selling the 2500k for $150,but it's a 1 day deal. If not, watch for discount codes from Ewiz, Superbiiz, and Tiger Direct and try to grab one on this side of the border as well as Open Box motherboards for $75 to $100. I averaged less than $100 for each of my motherboards.
Edited by sccr64472 - 7/30/11 at 10:30am
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