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@Ironman517 My friend recommended me this board for my budget. and I figured since I saved money on all my other parts, might as well spend a little extra on the board. Plus I heard its great for OCing. I was contemplating the ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 though...
Is there any major difference between the two SSD's besides the extra gigs of space?

The ASRock p67 is a very good OCing board wink.gif
The Crucial M4 is one of the most reliable SSDs, and is very fast. It is probably the most recommended SSD on OCN. The Samsung 830 SSD is relatively new, but Samsung is a very reputable company and no doubt in my mind is their SSD reliable, it is also faster than the M4.
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@LegitSticks Oh sorry I didn't know exactly what you meant haha. San Francisco, California to be exact.

Ok, that helps. So i guess you can buy from Newegg?

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 $219.99 (I would recommend this, unless you can get the 2700K at you listed price)
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157240 $189.99 (you save here and this is a great motherboard)
GRAPHICS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125384 $269.99 (also I would advise you to get a GPU with at least 1.5GB of VRAM because games like BF3 are demanding for VRAM and you will have the possibility to SLI this in the future)
DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106333 $20.99 (cheap and effective, you don't really need a blu-ray drive, do you?)
CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352013 $109.99 (your choice here, but this is a truly nice elegant case, I am getting is smaller brother in my upcoming build)
CPU COOLER: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608020 $86.99 (excellent cooler, trust me you won't regret it also personally, I wouldn't liquid cool)
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233223 $109.99 (this should boot up you PC really fast, I have seen great reviews on it biggrin.gif)
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021 $89.99 after rebate (this will be able to run you 560 Ti in SLI like a breeze, also this is a bronze + and SLI ready PSU)
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428 $29.99 (This is an unbeatable price and very reliable, 16GB is OVERKILL because most games hardly use 4GB of memory)

Total with the 2500k = $1142.91 which come cheaper than what you listed and will perform the same, if not better than what you wanted.

Total with your the 2700k at your price = $1052.88

The result...

I'm jealous.

-Shaq
Edited by LegitSticks - 12/7/11 at 6:24pm
post #23 of 34
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The ASRock p67 is a very good OCing board wink.gif
The Crucial M4 is one of the most reliable SSDs, and is very fast. It is probably the most recommended SSD on OCN. The Samsung 830 SSD is relatively new, but Samsung is a very reputable company and no doubt in my mind is their SSD reliable, it is also faster than the M4.

Yes, I would recommend the M4 as well, but since it is more expressive and doesn't boot faster, I would just pick the Corsair because that is a quality SSD too.

-Shaq
post #24 of 34
Check out Lian-Li cases instead.
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post #25 of 34
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Check out Lian-Li cases instead.

Lian Li cases are great, but a lot of their cases don't have rubber grommeting for cable management and protecting the cables from rough edges.

Although it is personal preference on what case you want, I would look at these brands.

-Corsair
-Lian Li
-Fractal Design
-SilverStone
-NZXT

These are all great, reliable brands.

Good luck!

-Shaq
post #26 of 34
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Yes, I would recommend the M4 as well, but since it is more expressive and doesn't boot faster, I would just pick the Corsair because that is a quality SSD too.
-Shaq

The Corsair SSD uses a Sandforce Controller, that is a no no.
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I have no idea what you mean by SandForce haha. Care to explain?
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Lian Li cases are great, but a lot of their cases don't have rubber grommeting for cable management and protecting the cables from rough edges.
Although it is personal preference on what case you want, I would look at these brands.
-Corsair
-Lian Li
-Fractal Design
-SilverStone
-NZXT
These are all great, reliable brands.
Good luck!
-Shaq

The rubber grommet cable hole thing really isn't an issue, at least for Lian-Li cases. They're rounded out, and I don't think PSU cables move rolleyes.gif

Those are all my go to case companies, with the addition of Cooler Master. Generally Lian-Li cases are what I recommend, since they are always the cheapest and loaded with top features, while having high end build quality. Ever since they came out with their lower price models, I haven't recommended a case outside of Lian-Li besides NZXT's $3/40 w/ $20 MIR case.
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I have no idea what you mean by SandForce haha. Care to explain?

It's the firmware the SSD uses. OCZ and others use it, however there was a firmware issue many months ago... It was fixed a few months ago... While the issues were still unfixed, the M4s were the go to SSDs, because they didn't have the FW. People still recommend the M4s for whatever reason.

Go with the OCZ 3 series SSD. Cheaper and faster than the M4s. Even in the rare case you get one with old firmware, it is amazingly easy to update it. People just don't want to realize the FW issue is fixed. Just installed the OCZ Agility 3 120GB into my cousin's PC. It is RIDICULOUS fast. Our minds were literally blown by it. I noticed my eyes or something couldn't keep up with stuff opening so fast and then after I told him about it, he said it happen to him too.
Edited by pLuhhmm - 12/7/11 at 7:43pm
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The rubber grommet cable hole thing really isn't an issue, at least for Lian-Li cases. They're rounded out, and I don't think PSU cables move rolleyes.gif
Those are all my go to case companies, with the addition of Cooler Master. Generally Lian-Li cases are what I recommend, since they are always the cheapest and loaded with top features, while having high end build quality. Ever since they came out with their lower price models, I haven't recommended a case outside of Lian-Li besides NZXT's $3/40 w/ $20 MIR case.
It's the firmware the SSD uses. OCZ and others use it, however there was a firmware issue many months ago... It was fixed a few months ago... While the issues were still unfixed, the M4s were the go to SSDs, because they didn't have the FW. People still recommend the M4s for whatever reason.
Go with the OCZ 3 series SSD. Cheaper and faster than the M4s. Even in the rare case you get one with old firmware, it is amazingly easy to update it. People just don't want to realize the FW issue is fixed. Just installed the OCZ Agility 3 120GB into my cousin's PC. It is RIDICULOUS fast. Our minds were literally blown by it. I noticed my eyes or something couldn't keep up with stuff opening so fast and then after I told him about it, he said it happen to him too.

Well spoken. This is great information, + rep.

Lian Li cases are somewhat expensive here in Australia, but are still top quality cases rolleyes.gif

-Shaq
post #30 of 34
i can explain what sandforce does..dies.. get the m4..2 of them..put them in RAID0

cpu..2500k is probably enough..if not..2600k

mobo..z68 extreme4 or maximus4 gene-z..dude. the p67 fatal1ty is a good board..basically asrock has the best sandy bridge boards imo..i've had asus and asrock


RAM..use higher bandwidth..sandy bridge work good with it..YaY! i'd get something like these..http://www.amazon.com/G-Skill-PC3-17000-2133MHz-RipjawsX-9-11-10-28/dp/B005C1MRMG ddr3 2133 with cL 9..go for lower latency anyway
 
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