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I like the build for your extra ssd, M4 has slow write speed, you may want to have a faster one, so installing apps would be faster, try mushkin chronos deluxe

for archiving hard disk you would mine on a slower green one, they have bigger storage space than the black one

for the dvd/bd rom, get the burner version instead of read only you wouldn't know when will it be handy for additional $20...

no idea on speaker are they price @ $300??? for a 2.0 system
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post #12 of 28
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Originally Posted by Jake_9611 View Post

Does the NH-D14 get in the way of your ram??
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True that! Especially if your going to use that four stick kit. I doubt it will all fit. Besides you would probably be ok with two 8GB stick anyways.

I did some research on this, and as far as I can tell, there's *barely* enough clearance for the NH-D14 to fit over the RAM headers. I guess I'll find out once I get to building!

I also added a bit on my planned cooling configuration to the main post (in a spoiler at the bottom).
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I had that board for quite awhile and it is excellent.

Have you considered that the 680's are only $20 more per card? Admittedly they are only 2 GB as opposed to the 3GB card you are looking at but then again running 120hz at 1080P, the extra GPU ram will make no difference.
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I like the build for your extra ssd, M4 has slow write speed, you may want to have a faster one, so installing apps would be faster, try mushkin chronos deluxe
for archiving hard disk you would mine on a slower green one, they have bigger storage space than the black one
for the dvd/bd rom, get the burner version instead of read only you wouldn't know when will it be handy for additional $20...
no idea on speaker are they price @ $300??? for a 2.0 system

I've heard bad things about the SandForce SSD controllers (read: OCZ), but I haven't actually used any drives with it myself. I'll consider the Mushkin SSD -- does anyone have any input on this?

I also meant to state that the BD/DVD-ROM drive I chose can both read and write. At least, that's what Newegg claims it does!
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I had that board for quite awhile and it is excellent.
Have you considered that the 680's are only $20 more per card? Admittedly they are only 2 GB as opposed to the 3GB card you are looking at but then again running 120hz at 1080P, the extra GPU ram will make no difference.

Unfortunately, I purchased the 580s before the 680s were really viable options, but it's worth keeping in mind. redface.gif
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you should get a better case, the Corsair Carbide Series is very good
The Phantom 410 is a great mid-tower too.
also pick up a good cooler, either the...
212+ with an extra fan for push pull ($30)
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a Silver Arrow ($85)
a Noctua NH-D14 ($85)
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I've heard bad things about the SandForce SSD controllers (read: OCZ), but I haven't actually used any drives with it myself. I'll consider the Mushkin SSD -- does anyone have any input on this?
I also meant to state that the BD/DVD-ROM drive I chose can both read and write. At least, that's what Newegg claims it does!
Unfortunately, I purchased the 580s before the 680s were really viable options, but it's worth keeping in mind. redface.gif

the sandforce 2281 have solve most of its problem thru firmware, M4 marvell also have a problem the 5000 hour bug, late last year which they solve it thru firmware....
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All I can say is that for a first time builder your research is really going to save you from a lot of rookie mistakes that most of us had to learn the hard way from. Good job.
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I'm running the ozc vertex 2 on sandforce and I havent had a single issue in 10 months. thumb.gif
    
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I had that board for quite awhile and it is excellent.
Have you considered that the 680's are only $20 more per card? Admittedly they are only 2 GB as opposed to the 3GB card you are looking at but then again running 120hz at 1080P, the extra GPU ram will make no difference.

I had the same thought, GTX680's are basically the same price.
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the gtx 680 pretty much kill the gtx 580 in performance & its counterpart in amd, with an $80 difference in gtx 580 & $50 cheaper than 7970, its worth it, & you will have better multi-monitor setup with this videocard than the 5xx series....
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