Originally Posted by MX5J6
How big of an SSD will I need later on? would 64gb be good? Also should I get a bluray drive as well? And is there anything else I should change or is this build good for building. I really want to run games like WoW, LoL and SWtoR on high-max settings and maybe some shooters too.
If you use Intel's Smart Response Technology that comes on Z68 boards (like yours) you can basically make a hybrid HDD/SSD system. The chipset uses up to 40GB of an SSD as a cache for the HDD. Commonly used programs and files are stored on the SSD. This increases performance over time, and you can get SSD read speeds for a much lower cost (if you get a 30GB SSD).
You can also set it up so a bigger SSD uses 40GB toward the cache, and the remaining for something like the operating system. Pretty cool if you ask me.
From what I can tell, however, write speeds seem to be a tad slower since it has to write to both the SSD and the HDD.