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Just want your thoughts, especially on the SSD


Chip-2500k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

HS- Noctuah NHD14 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=noctua%20d14

Mobo-Asus WS Revolution http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131714

GPU GTX 580(sli)-Msi lightning Extreme http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127589

RAM-Gskill sniper 8gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231461

PSU-Corsair AX 1200- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139014

SSD-Crucial M4 64GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148441

HDD-WD Caviar Black 2TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136830

Test Bench-Dimastech Test Bench White http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...pid-13956.html

120hz Display(s)x3-BenQ XL2410T http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824014241

I know i will be getting some "overkill" comments, but this is the build i wanted at the beginning of the year and now i can easily afford it. So please not comments on this being a waste or too expensive etc. Comments on actual performance of the items i have chose is what i am looking for.

Might ultimately decide on the 2600k if i decide to part out my sig rig this fall.
Edited by sockpirate - 8/11/11 at 12:59pm
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Did you read reviews on the SSD? I'm just curious because I've heard about it and don't understand what the pluses are for such a premium on a 60gb SSD and why you might want it. It's SATA II, 60gb, not more reliable/faster then its competition... etc.

I would drop it and go with a Corsair 128gb M4 (can be found for ~$195) or the 60gb which hovers between $100-$140. You can also go with the Vertex 2 or C300 if you can find deals on those. All good SSDs that are easy to find.

And for the GPU, I would rather take 2x GTX 580 Lightnings over the DCII. A lot of that comes down to preference but the Lightnings will run cooler and quieter at stock (once you OC though, the DCII will probably be quieter). Plus the lightnings are 2 slot versus the DCII 3 slots. I would use that extra space for a nice soundcard like a Creative Titanium HD or Xonar DX. And transferable warranty by serial if you decide to sell them as well.

Besides that, you have a damn solid build.
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I would drop it and go with a Corsair 128gb M4 (can be found for ~$195) or the 60gb which hovers between $100-$140...

Besides that, you have a damn solid build.
I second this. I have the 128GB M4 in my laptop and that thing is stupid fast (~24s from power button to Firefox open)
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What case are you going to be using for that build? If you do end up going with the DCII's then be really careful in making sure you have enough room for that (which I'm sure you already accounted for). Full towers seem like the best bet for housing them.

I can attest to the previous poster about the Corsair M4 series. They have solid reviews and seem to actually have decent firmware as opposed to OCZ, Patriot, etc. who have tons of reviews complaining about crummy support. Having said that, for SSDs if you don't like the M4's then at least make sure the SSD has Sata III support, as this will guarantee the best speeds.
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Thank you all on commenting about the SSD! I dont know much about SSDs at all.

As for the GPU i really dont mind that they are 3 slot
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Did you read reviews on the SSD? I'm just curious because I've heard about it and don't understand what the pluses are for such a premium on a 60gb SSD and why you might want it. It's SATA II, 60gb, not more reliable/faster then its competition... etc.

I would drop it and go with a Corsair 128gb M4 (can be found for ~$195) or the 60gb which hovers between $100-$140. You can also go with the Vertex 2 or C300 if you can find deals on those. All good SSDs that are easy to find.

And for the GPU, I would rather take 2x GTX 580 Lightnings over the DCII. A lot of that comes down to preference but the Lightnings will run cooler and quieter at stock (once you OC though, the DCII will probably be quieter). Plus the lightnings are 2 slot versus the DCII 3 slots. I would use that extra space for a nice soundcard like a Creative Titanium HD or Xonar DX. And transferable warranty by serial if you decide to sell them as well.

Besides that, you have a damn solid build.
Thanks for bringing the SSD to my attention, i will look into the Corsair SSD for sure, In all honesty i might just go with the same SSD i have in my rig, it has given me 0 problems. As for the GPUs i am pretty set on them, even though they are 3 slot, even though they are three slot the M4E mobo will still leave me room for a sound card if i choose to get one, although at this point i am not.


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What case are you going to be using for that build? If you do end up going with the DCII's then be really careful in making sure you have enough room for that (which I'm sure you already accounted for). Full towers seem like the best bet for housing them.

I can attest to the previous poster about the Corsair M4 series. They have solid reviews and seem to actually have decent firmware as opposed to OCZ, Patriot, etc. who have tons of reviews complaining about crummy support. Having said that, for SSDs if you don't like the M4's then at least make sure the SSD has Sata III support, as this will guarantee the best speeds.
If you check closely i am not using a conventional tower, it is a test bench that give me more than enough room for my components, lol it will house the D14 and Matrix 580s with ease.

A link to those SSDs that you guys mentioned would be most helpful.

eek double post...
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A link to those SSDs that you guys mentioned would be most helpful.
Crucial M4 If you get Newegg's emails, they have coupons for Crucial drives quite often.
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Go with the M4 period!!!
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yeah the M4 looks solid, gonna go with this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148441
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WOW pretty impressive build bud!! specs for those RAMS? Link doesn't work for me.. Will you be doing benching ie. superpi, wprime, pifast etc?
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