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First Gaming rig build

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Mobo: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU:Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

GPU: ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...

PSU:CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC ..
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Ram: G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2
Model #:F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition RC-942-KKN3 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

HDDS:OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX30GXXX 2.5" 30GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Was wondering also wondering is it smart to use a ssd as a boot drive for windows 7, And what cpu
cooler would you recommend. I am debating between the CM V8 and the CM H212, Will be overclocking this rig slightly
Edited by darkkilla - 8/6/11 at 7:35am
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looks like a awesome set up so far.

using SSD for Win 7 drive will show a big speed up of your PC.
However, if you can then upgrade to something like a 60GB or more drive so you can store some of your software on the SSD too which will benefit. If you cant afford to then just keep the OS on it and get 40Gb drive as I think 30 would be a bit too close.

as for cooler the CM H 212+ is one of the best cheaper options.
The Noctua D14 will be better but its pretty big and not as cheap.
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i5 2500K 4.8ghz - 1.33v Asus P8P67 Pro Rev 3.1 MSI GTX460 Hawk Talon Attack 950mhz core 8GB Kingston HyperX Genesis 1600 
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500GB WD Cavair Black, 1TB WD Cavair Green LG Lightscribe DVD Writer, LG Blu-Ray Drive Windows 7 Pro x64 LG 22" lcd monitor (1680x1050) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB WD Cavair Black, 1TB WD Cavair Green LG Lightscribe DVD Writer, LG Blu-Ray Drive Windows 7 Pro x64 LG 22" lcd monitor (1680x1050) 
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Between those coolers, definitely get the Hyper 212. Since you said you'll be overclocking modestly, the 212 will be more than sufficient for that.

Having an SSD as an OS drive is a very good idea. However, there's no reason to get a SATA II SSD with your build. And unless you're fully sure you won't be putting a bunch of programs on there along with the OS, I'd get more than a 30GB one. Maybe something like this.

If you're on a tight budget, you can counter the cost of that SSD by getting a lower wattage PSU. The GTX 580 will run perfectly fine on a good 650W unit. Actually, depending on which one you get, you'll actually be saving money compared to your build right now.
Edited by Faraz - 8/6/11 at 7:47am
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H212 beats V8 hands down, even at a lower price point, that's proven.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-10.html
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Get a bigger SSD chief. You'll fill up 30 gigs in a heartbeat. Also change that Seagate to a Samsung F1 or F3

Good looking build
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Get a bigger SSD chief. You'll fill up 30 gigs in a heartbeat. Also change that Seagate to a Samsung F1 or F3

Good looking build
+1 on the Samsung drive

Bigger SSD is not something I would tell someone to go for unless they had no money limits as if you install a lot of games then you will need a 100GB+ ssd.
So having a 40GB one for OS and a few apps is good enough at the moment.
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i5 2500K 4.8ghz - 1.33v Asus P8P67 Pro Rev 3.1 MSI GTX460 Hawk Talon Attack 950mhz core 8GB Kingston HyperX Genesis 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB WD Cavair Black, 1TB WD Cavair Green LG Lightscribe DVD Writer, LG Blu-Ray Drive Windows 7 Pro x64 LG 22" lcd monitor (1680x1050) 
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i5 2500K 4.8ghz - 1.33v Asus P8P67 Pro Rev 3.1 MSI GTX460 Hawk Talon Attack 950mhz core 8GB Kingston HyperX Genesis 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB WD Cavair Black, 1TB WD Cavair Green LG Lightscribe DVD Writer, LG Blu-Ray Drive Windows 7 Pro x64 LG 22" lcd monitor (1680x1050) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Wireless Corsair HX650 Cooler Master CM690 Logitech Wireless Laser 
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