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I wasn't considering having and ssd at first but I've seen so many people recommending them that I'm re-thinking it. I read one thread where the ssd should only be used for the operating system and frequently used programs but no gaming cause that will ruin them faster, is that correct? Also what size is necessary, will a 40gb or 60gb work or should I use a minium of a 120gb. I'm new to ssd so I'm not exactly sure hence all the questions, maybe some of them dumb lol. Here is my build so far.

Cooler Master HAF X

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

Noctua NH-D14

MSI Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply

Windows 7 Home Premium

MX4 Thermal Compound


Or does everybody think the hyper 212+ cpu cooler will be fine if I don't plan to overclock anytime soon?
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post #2 of 14
A 60gb will be just fine, remember you can always put your user file structure on a different drive

The 212+ will allow you to overclock, i've seen a load of people hit good clocks with it on good temps, and you'll be fine because your case has awesome air flow.

You could also save a bit of money by buying a 6950 instead of a 6970, if you overclock the 6950 (MSI TwinFrozr's overclock really well), you will get pretty much the same performance anyway
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Thanks for the feeback I'll keep that in mind. Any particular ssd brands that are better then others?
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Originally Posted by stonecoldvenom View Post
Thanks for the feeback I'll keep that in mind. Any particular ssd brands that are better then others?
Yeah, if i were you i would get a Vertex II E-Series by OCZ. The price difference between Vertex II's and III's apparently isn't worth the performance increase that everyday users would experience. Also, SF-2200 controllers are messing up (The controllers used in Vertex III's), Corsair recalled their SF-2200 range.

Don't go Intel, they're ridiculously overpriced and get creamed in just about every benchmark.
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alright sounds good. Thanks so much

EDIT:
One more question for you, do you still recommend the 6950 or do you think a nVidia card would be better and if so which one?
Edited by stonecoldvenom - 8/6/11 at 2:00am
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Is this the ssd your suggested?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227550

and it will work with my motherboard right?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157265
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Originally Posted by stonecoldvenom View Post
alright sounds good. Thanks so much

EDIT:
One more question for you, do you still recommend the 6950 or do you think a nVidia card would be better and if so which one?
On that topic, yeah an nVidia card would be good. Get a TwinFrozr 560ti if you want to go green

And yes that's the drive. There's a 3.5" version you could get also, i don't know how that differs to the e-series though.
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post #8 of 14
You might also be able to get something for better value than the e-series where you're from, prices in New Zealand are pretty weird and disproportionate at times

Just go on newegg or something and type in your price range and list anything you find here
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Originally Posted by JoshHunter View Post
On that topic, yeah an nVidia card would be good. Get a TwinFrozr 560ti if you want to go green

And yes that's the drive. There's a 3.5" version you could get also, i don't know how that differs to the e-series though.
Why is the 560ti better then the HD6950? Isn't the 2GB in the ati better then the 1GB in the nVidia?
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post #10 of 14
Its not reaaally better. There's a lot of debate over which is better.

560ti - physX and folding, better at normal resolutions, generally smaller

6850/6870 - better at higher multi-display resolutions

Its dependent on what you want to achieve with your graphics card
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