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Looks awesome!!!
But I would not raid the 2 64 gb sdd as you will lose trim support and performance will drop over time.
Just pickup a 128gb ssd like the Crucial M4 as they are plenty fast enough.
Overall looks great thumb.gif
Edited by Cape Cod - 3/15/12 at 6:54am
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What are you doing with your computer that you need a 2011 socket chip? tongue.gif
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Lol this is gona be a big post haha Sorry Mods!
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make sure you do a buildlog and post pics. Awesome.

Will do smile.gif

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You want 4 5 years to last ? I'd say go for 4x4gb rams then, that's a quad channel DDR CPU i believe. Not to experience compatibility issues go for a 1600mhz kit. Those SB-E CPUs are supposed to be 1600 native.

Good to know I'll take a look 16gb kits although I think the kits I stated are quad channel to work with it?
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I had a Thermaltake Frio for a year or so, and LOVED it. I don't think I ever saw my quad-core AMD chip ever see 45c. I had two fans on it and ran it around the medium-highish speed. ( It comes wil 2 little fan controllers that I manually turned up) It wasn't that loud either. thumb.gif

Good to know. I do like the beast of a thing I have at the moment and to be fair it is very quiet considering the 1200 has 6 fans I never hear the CPU fan anyway lol Although even with the wood burner mere feet away the whole system never overheats so I have no complaints Nice to know it's not junk though cheers

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I would consider using a 2600k or something along those lines (overclockable and you'd probably save something on the board). The new chips ARE coming out, and if you're big into overclocking, they're probably worth waiting for. If you AREN"T big into overclocking, they're probably worth waiting for because prices are about to drop. Then again, it's unlikely that you're going to have a CPU bottleneck in incoming games, so really whatever you like is fine.
Where you MIGHT have one, however, is in VRAM, if you buy a 580 with only 1.5 gigs of vram. I'd suggest paying the extra 20 bucks or whatever into a 3 GB version of whatever card you end up liking. Games are already starting to use a lot of VRAM through textures, etc, and it's only going to increase.
Ram is more or less interchangeable. That said, the corsair I have is awesome. 8 is probably all you need for the next couple years. Getting another 8 later is no big deal.
The 2x64 GB setup I think works quicker, but from my understanding you won't notice a large difference between that and a single 128 GB drive (all this assumes you're using a reliable brand). I would probably consider price as a deciding factor there, personally, but others might disagree. This is really the end all be all of SSD information threads. I'd suggest using it to make your purchase, and there's a sister thread Sean made about installing your SSDs which I think is a MUST as it lowers your install and has some tips and tricks for preserving your drive. As a rule of thumb, Intel, Samsung, Crucial and Corsair are the nice SSD drives because they're much less likely to brick on you...but any specific drive you find and are interested in, it's worth looking into reviews and what people think about them first.

Yeah it seems to be the general consensus that 1 bigger ssd is just as good as 2 smaller. That said it would save a SATA port smile.gif I will most likley do some OC'ing I've heard I should be able to get 4.5 easily. I'm not the type that needs to squeeze every inich of performance out of a pc to enjoy it.

Will definatly have to consider the 3gb card then as I'm spending the money I just as well make sure it works well together.

At work at th emo so can't take a look at those links but I will later. Thanks for the info.
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Do you really need a $320 mobo? I know its a great board but you can probably get one just as good for a little cheaper.

Need...No nobody ever needs. Its like going drinking with your mates. You end up drunk because you drink more than you need. it's called consumerism and I love it. I can afford it so why not right? smile.gif

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I just looked at your sig rig, and all I had to say was damn. I agree that your long overdue for an upgrade. My thoughts is for you to get the Sabertooth motherboard, as well as the Corsair Vengeance memory that was made to match the color scheme of that board. And unless your wanting the 3D options, Physx, etc. that NVidia has to offer, and do believe me i am an NVidia fanboy, but at this point the 7950 would be a better option for around the same price. the 3GB of VRAM, the new 28mm die, and the amount of overclocking ability and headroom it has, as well as the low power consumption, it's the better option. Hell, you can even go with a 7970 if you want, but that is a little too much. But, if you want, you can wait just a little longer, maybe a week or so, and see what NVidia has in store for us with the Kepler cards.

Yeah I may wait for the kelper cards. I don't like ATI had x1950pro or some rubbish years ago and I had nothing but issues. and drivers always caused me issues. Never going back lol
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a) I'd get the x79 pro-whatever from Asus
b) Yes..I'd wait 2-3 months..There should be new cpus/gpus AND lower prices on some by then .grr..it's killin' me..
c)Don't forget the ssd for OS..Crucial M4
d)Y U no 3930K?

Like you I don't like having to wait lol. I will need to do some more research on ssds but crucial or ocz will probably be my picks. ( subject to change )

3930? I don't want one. Where I was looking anyway the price was just too much of a leap. but maybe with the price drop soon it will be a viable choice? ( watch this space )
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Looks awesome!!!
But I would not raid the 2 64 gb sdd as you will lose trim support and performance will drop over time.
Just pickup a 128gb ssd like the Crucial M4 as they are plenty fast enough.
Overall looks great thumb.gif

Yeah seems to be what people are saying. At least I save a SATA port lol.

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What are you doing with your computer that you need a 2011 socket chip? tongue.gif

Nothing that needs it lol. I just want it. before you know it most things will utilise it so why not. Future proofing right!! well as much as you can when it comes to PC's lol
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Maybe a Corsair Force 3 120GB ? I see good things about it?
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Maybe a Corsair Force 3 120GB ? I see good things about it?

Crucial, Samsung or Plextor.
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Nothing that needs it lol. I just want it. before you know it most things will utilise it so why not. Future proofing right!! well as much as you can when it comes to PC's lol

Well what is this PC going to be used for? 2011 seems like a waste when Ivy is right around the corner
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Well what is this PC going to be used for? 2011 seems like a waste when Ivy is right around the corner

Well I suppose I could wait and get a low end Ivy instead of a high end SB, My budget isn't limitless. Ivy may be just around the corner but it's not been proven to be good yet really has it. We won't know until at least 6 months in if it is in fact any good. Just because intel/AMD tell us it's there best ever doesn't make it so.

To be honest looking around it seems waiting for IB to come out so the 3930 drops in price will be better anyway and the bugs have all been ironed out. in 10 months time there will be an IB-e which works as it should. If I wait that long there will be something else just around the corner. Got to take the plunge sometime right?
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Well what is this PC going to be used for? 2011 seems like a waste when Ivy is right around the corner

You could be right. After hours of trolling through reviews and benchmarks I've come to the conclusion that I don't know why they bought the 3820 out all all lol. it doesn't really come close to the 3890 and the 2700 out performs both in most tests. I guess trying to avoid hours of research by asking here has ultimatly ended up in...hours of research haha. I guess it's going to be a waiting game to see what IB can actually do.
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