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You'll also need a case though, but that's one of the hardest choices for me, at least.
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Whats the main difference between a SSD and a normal Hard drive, never really understood that.
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Whats the main difference between a SSD and a normal Hard drive, never really understood that.
SSDs are faster. A lot faster.

And a lot smaller and a lot more expensive.
    
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Whats the main difference between a SSD and a normal Hard drive, never really understood that.
SSDs are way faster, especially for random reads and writes. They're expensive, though, which is why people usually install Windows and some programs on the SSD, then store all of their files on a slower, but higher capacity, hard drive.
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hmm ssds are also smaller, silent, cool (opposed to hot/warm), and use less power.
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Sh...okay, and also someone earlier brought up that a i7-2500 would be better for a gaming purpose computer, things like this me very, very confused half the time, should i still got 2600k or a 2500?
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Wow that is a budget ....

SB is the way to go unless you have use for the extra cores ....

4 pysical and 4 virtuals will be more than you need as it is. Not to mention SB overclocking is rediculously easy.... the MIVE for instance has a 4.6 Ghz setting in the BIOS ........ LOL

you will get a lot of advice on this forum, some good and some bad, Do yourself a favor, do the research for yourself as that is part of the experience of building a high end rig with tons of options out ther there are all kinds of ways you can roll .......

You will find sometimes wanting is better than having

Best of luck to you
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CPU cache = fastest, most expensive ($/GB)
RAM = very fast, very expensive
SSDs = fast, expensive
HDDs = slow, cheap

of course they have different functions and characteristics as well (volatile vs nonvolatile, how they are used) , but that's just the big picture
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post #49 of 87
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Sh...okay, and also someone earlier brought up that a i7-2500 would be better for a gaming purpose computer, things like this me very, very confused half the time, should i still got 2600k or a 2500?
If it's strictly for gaming, get the i5 2500k. The i7 2600k has hyperthreading and another 2mb of cache, but games (atm) don't use either of those. the i5 2500k is hands down the best bang-for-the-buck proc on the market right now for gaming, period.

Also, the "K" in 2500k (and 2600k)means it is an unlocked processor and can be overclocked (you want this, trust me!). If I were you, I would simply have some people put a build together for you for 1500-2000 dollars and spend some of the other money on stuff to make the gaming experience better, like 3 monitors for eyfinity or something, a good sound system, good headphones, etc.

I also agree with the previous poster to do a bit of research yourself, this is a significant investment.
Edited by fuloran1 - 8/2/11 at 1:38pm
post #50 of 87
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Sh...okay, and also someone earlier brought up that a i7-2500 would be better for a gaming purpose computer, things like this me very, very confused half the time, should i still got 2600k or a 2500?
The i5-2500k and i7-2600k are nearly identical. The i7-2600k has 8MB of L3 cache (vs 6MB), higher stock speed (3.4GHz vs 3.3GHz), and has Hyperthreading.

The extra cache shouldn't make that much of a difference. You won't be using it at stock anyway, since you WILL overclock it to at least 4.2GHz. The Hyperthreading creates four virtual cores, by letting each physical core be able to process two threads at a time. There are very, very, few games currently which need more than 4 cores, and that is what developers like DICE are optimizing their games for.
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