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There are 120 gig models going on sale left and right for $100 even without MIR. I wouldn't grab anything less than a 120 considering the plunging prices.

This ^

I just had a 120GB Mushkin show up in the mail an hour ago I bought for $99 shipped. I will be putting on D3, LoL, and a couple other games with my OS. I would also have had SWTOR but I was banned for being "Rude and inconsiderate to the feelings of others". Funny thing was, I was banned after I had unsubscribed....love the delay.

Anyways, on point..

SSD price seems to be making a rabid shift to the cost effective side of things, and they are absolutely worth having.
    
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Yep get 120GB SSD, the difference is very noticeable with general use and game loading times.
Btw there is Phenom X6 on newegg, but I would still recommend 2500K.
I only see the 1045t which doesn't have the overclocking capabilities i was looking for. I think I'm going to go with the unlocked i5 ivy bridge. Its only 50 bucks more and the performance increase is well noticeable from what i have read. How easy is it to just put games and maybe like itunes on an ssd. Is it as simple as putting it in the rig and transferring files and programs and such or is there some other work in it? Like for instance could i drag my computers whole music file onto the drive? Same with BF3 and crysis and such.
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This ^
I just had a 120GB Mushkin show up in the mail an hour ago I bought for $99 shipped. I will be putting on D3, LoL, and a couple other games with my OS. I would also have had SWTOR but I was banned for being "Rude and inconsiderate to the feelings of others". Funny thing was, I was banned after I had unsubscribed....love the delay.
Anyways, on point..
SSD price seems to be making a rabid shift to the cost effective side of things, and they are absolutely worth having.
Perfect lol how easy is it to put a few applications on it along with the OS on it without it being the primary drive? Is it possible and if so what needs done?
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I only see the 1045t which doesn't have the overclocking capabilities i was looking for. I think I'm going to go with the unlocked i5 ivy bridge. Its only 50 bucks more and the performance increase is well noticeable from what i have read. How easy is it to just put games and maybe like itunes on an ssd. Is it as simple as putting it in the rig and transferring files and programs and such or is there some other work in it? Like for instance could i drag my computers whole music file onto the drive? Same with BF3 and crysis and such.

You want to install your OS on the SSD and iTunes would be a bad program to have on an ssd. You don't want music or any large files residing on the SSD, just operating system, games, and programs like photoshop, autocad, etc.
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It's 3570K, btw. wink.gif
Not 3750K. wink.gif
 
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Okay thx man... May have to pull the trigger on this soon. Will I have to completley wipe everything to put the os back on the ssd? Then after that how do I set up so everything installs to my big drive and only certain things to my ssd?
post #17 of 22
If you're satisfied with the gaming performance using your 6950, then I wouldn't waste a dime migrating to Intel. You'll get all of the CPU power you need for gaming with a Phenom II X4 or X6.

If you plan to go multi-GPU on your new build, then you should consider an i5 or i7. But otherwise, there's no real benefit other than seeing higher synthetic benchmark numbers (which I personally couldn't care less about).
    
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Having run my 6950 on both a Phenom II X4 and a 2500K I would recommend the 2500K. My phenom II X4 @ 3.7 still seemed to bottleneck the 6950. Either would be an upgrade though.
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I completley agree that an x6 would work great with my 6950. To bad I have and x2 @ 3.7ghz so clearly a CPU update is in order lol
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I completley agree that an x6 would work great with my 6950. To bad I have and x2 @ 3.7ghz so clearly a CPU update is in order lol

In games like BF3 the X6 will show zero improvement over your current CPU. You would simply be adding cores to the equation. Very few games are coded for multi threaded use. The overall picture is very simple and people seem to complicate it more... You want a processor that has strong thread for thread performance first, then worry about core count. Why do you think the sandy bridge i3's smash anything AMD (stock clocks) in most gaming benchies? The bottom line is, single threaded power matters very much so.
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