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I vote for the 7970 instead of the 580 (unless you can get a great deal secondhand).

 

For the extra $50-75 you get 15-30% more performance(depending on the game) and the ability to CF with great scaling later on in the year if kepler isn't the new rainbow. and 3gb of VRAM is you ever decide to go multi-screen, or just want to pack on the aa.

 

p67 vs z68

 

there's not a whole bunch seperating the two chipsets, mostly quicksync and the smart cache tech.

You'll be fine with p67 if you already found a board that you like.

 

the x850 will be plenty for sli/cf with some room to spare for everything else (including OCing).

 

SSD:

 

Personally, I'm going with the 830 series when i get my SSD. Speed's not as important as reliability, IMHO.

 

edit: and go with colored tubing rather than colored coolant. The coolant will lose the color and I've seen a lot of complaints of the dye gunking up waterblocks.

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Sweet thanks Ill take a look at the M4, why wouldnt you install games on a SSD if you don't mind me asking?

The read/write isn't as good as HDDs and it will wear it out a lot quicker. That and IMO a waste of space on the SSD, there isn't much of an increase in performance other than loading times. I would just leave the SSD for the software you are use the most, for me it would be things like Office, photo/video editing software, etc.
   
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Originally Posted by Nocturin View Post

I vote for the 7970 instead of the 580 (unless you can get a great deal secondhand).

For the extra $50-75 you get 15-30% more performance(depending on the game) and the ability to CF with great scaling later on in the year if kepler isn't the new rainbow. and 3gb of VRAM is you ever decide to go multi-screen, or just want to pack on the aa.

p67 vs z68
there's not a whole bunch seperating the two chipsets, mostly quicksync and the smart cache tech.
You'll be fine with p67 if you already found a board that you like.

the x850 will be plenty for sli/cf with some room to spare for everything else (including OCing).

SSD:
Personally, I'm going with the 830 series when i get my SSD. Speed's not as important as reliability, IMHO.

edit: and go with colored tubing rather than colored coolant. The coolant will lose the color and I've seen a lot of complaints of the dye gunking up waterblocks.

I could stretch my budget to accomidate 7970's 2 of anyway...but is it really worth the £200*ish* increase over 580's?
Yeah I love the ws revolution!
And I was edging towards the 830 series aswell
The problem is there isn't any colour tubing thats matches the blue I wanted to use! And i've used coloured coolant in my older rigs without any majour issues in the past
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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

The read/write isn't as good as HDDs and it will wear it out a lot quicker. That and IMO a waste of space on the SSD, there isn't much of an increase in performance other than loading times. I would just leave the SSD for the software you are use the most, for me it would be things like Office, photo/video editing software, etc.

Ahh right fairenuf
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