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Go for the Samsung Spinpoint F3 or WD Caviar black, whichever one is cheaper. If you keep the drive you will waste little money, but its only around a 10-20 dollar difference if I may recall. Will the cache help for games? No. a 32mb cache would do just as well, but having more cache like 64mb isnt bad either.

Will it be bad to boot OS on a daily basis? Not at all.

Also, in your build there is an i7-2600k, if your using this for gaming you might as well go down to an i5-2500k and save some money. The 2600k is good only if you are going to utilize the hyperthreading it has. Everything is good in the build otherwise.
i got the i7 shipped for i think 120 dollars, give or take a few bucks, from intel. my number 1 game is bad co 2, which in game utilized about 60-70% on all 6 cores of my thuban at 3.8ghz, and loading maps it used 100% on all 6. battlefield 3 i'm sure will take advantage of all 8 threads.

as for the HDD, if i overspent 20 bucks on a good drive, i may as well keep it than send it back and wait all that hassle. the purchase processed this morning.

eventually i will get 1TB for storage. when i find a good deal, but next on my list is the graphics card. i dont want to spend more than 250 as i just dropped 20 thousand dollars on a new car :/ and i have tuition bills and such around the corner. but... i am really leaning towards a GTX 480 that evga has back stocked for 220 bucks. not a bad price IMO.

will the 9800gtx+ and gtx 480 run well on this 650w 80+ psu?

in fact, will the 9800gtx+ do anything at all? i want to max out battlefield 3 at 1920x1080, anti aliasing not being a big concern. the game has loads of physics effects but will they utilize "nvidia physx" if they aren't specifically made for it?
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more cache =/= more performance on a HDD. Don't base your buying decisions on cache amount for drives. Ever.

For a 2600k build, you won't be doing it justice by not buying an SSD. Get a 60GB drive for your OS plus a HDD (1TB F3 is best value for it's capacity and performance) for larger games etc.
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more cache =/= more performance on a HDD. Don't base your buying decisions on cache amount for drives. Ever.

For a 2600k build, you won't be doing it justice by not buying an SSD. Get a 60GB drive for your OS plus a HDD (1TB F3 is best value for it's capacity and performance) for larger games etc.
i had a kingston ssd now! v2 in my old amdx6 build and it was a pain in the ass, not worth it to me.
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psu is on sale today for 110$ with a secret promo code! that's why i grabbed it, i was gonna skimp down to a 80+silver 700 watt i saw for 85$
you mind inboxing it to me? I payed $140 3 days ago on newegg, and hopefully I can get a few bucks back if I mention this to them.
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i got the i7 shipped for i think 120 dollars, give or take a few bucks, from intel. my number 1 game is bad co 2, which in game utilized about 60-70% on all 6 cores of my thuban at 3.8ghz, and loading maps it used 100% on all 6. battlefield 3 i'm sure will take advantage of all 8 threads.

as for the HDD, if i overspent 20 bucks on a good drive, i may as well keep it than send it back and wait all that hassle. the purchase processed this morning.

eventually i will get 1TB for storage. when i find a good deal, but next on my list is the graphics card. i dont want to spend more than 250 as i just dropped 20 thousand dollars on a new car :/ and i have tuition bills and such around the corner. but... i am really leaning towards a GTX 480 that evga has back stocked for 220 bucks. not a bad price IMO.

in fact, will the 9800gtx+ do anything at all? i want to max out battlefield 3 at 1920x1080, anti aliasing not being a big concern. the game has loads of physics effects but will they utilize "nvidia physx" if they aren't specifically made for it?
http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp This site should help a ton for power requirements. Make sure to read the bottom, and about capacitor aging part. I usually put it at 20%.

As far as I know, a 650 watt should do just fine with a GTX 480/9800GTX for physx. I dont think the 9800GTX will do much IMO, but thats if BF3 is going to utilize Physx, Pretty sure it will though. I cant really say much about Bf3 sense the game hasnt even come out yet. You'll have to ask the people who have the Alpha trial if its about maxing bf3 and using Physx, but it is an Alpha so im not sure if it will utilize it at all.

Though im pretty sure you will easily max BF3 on 1080p with a GTX 480. (No AA of course)
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http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp This site should help a ton for power requirements. Make sure to read the bottom, and about capacitor aging part. I usually put it at 20%.

As far as I know, a 650 watt should do just fine with a GTX 480/9800GTX for physx. I dont think the 9800GTX will do much IMO, but thats if BF3 is going to utilize Physx, Pretty sure it will though. I cant really say much about Bf3 sense the game hasnt even come out yet. You'll have to ask the people who have the Alpha trial if its about maxing bf3 and using Physx, but it is an Alpha so im not sure if it will utilize it at all.
Yeah I stumbled on that site but EVERY processor I selected said no processor data. I left the i7 2600k selected anyway, and it came up with under 600 watts but recomending 620ish with a 4.5ghz OC

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you mind inboxing it to me? I payed $140 3 days ago on newegg, and hopefully I can get a few bucks back if I mention this to them.
it's in the deals, enjoy

http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...l#post14422139
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Yeah I stumbled on that site but EVERY processor I selected said no processor data. I left the i7 2600k selected anyway, and it came up with under 600 watts but recomending 620ish with a 4.5ghz OC
That sounds about right. If you selected a GTX 480 (Single) for your system.
Otherwise you might've hit 2/4 Physical CPU's, which some people mess up on. It should be on 1, sense I can only think of Server computers that use more than 1 physical CPU's on the mobo.
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Yeah I stumbled on that site but EVERY processor I selected said no processor data. I left the i7 2600k selected anyway, and it came up with under 600 watts but recomending 620ish with a 4.5ghz OC



it's in the deals, enjoy

http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...l#post14422139
thanks! also, this calculator has worked for me in the past. http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/
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Yeah I stumbled on that site but EVERY processor I selected said no processor data. I left the i7 2600k selected anyway, and it came up with under 600 watts but recomending 620ish with a 4.5ghz OC



it's in the deals, enjoy

http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...l#post14422139
dude thanks a million! I just got my $30 back. I love newegg so much.
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