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Well I am deeply sorry to everyone that thinks this thread was a waste, I asked for advice. Advice is a recommendation or a guide to action or conduct, doesn't mean I was going to take it. I am happy with my build, I don't know why everyone's making a big deal out of something that really isn't. All of you are right I could of got a way better rig, but i'm fine with what I have and that's what matters rolleyes.gif
+ I wanted to future-proof my setup, so having a 1600x900 monitor allows me to play at maxed settings for quite some time. ^_^

Please understand that I'm not trying to come off as rude or douchey and I apologize if I did. I'm just trying to clear up some (unfortunately common) misconceptions about SSDs. But okay, it's your money after all. Enjoy thumb.gif
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apology about fail thread accepted, OP
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post #123 of 150
What's with the abundant number of peripherals? For $2500, I would have just bough a mech keyboard, a G500 mouse, some AD700s and a Zalman clip-on mic. $250 total.
Probably much better than Razer/"gaming" branded gear. Would have put that money towards an SSD+mobo/psu/case improvement...
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apology about fail thread accepted, OP
Your avatar seems specially appropriate.
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Probably much better than Razer/"gaming" branded gear. Would have put that money towards an SSD+mobo/psu/case improvement...

So true, but when your not an expert you cant really know that...
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post #127 of 150
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Well I am deeply sorry to everyone that thinks this thread was a waste, I asked for advice. Advice is a recommendation or a guide to action or conduct, doesn't mean I was going to take it. I am happy with my build, I don't know why everyone's making a big deal out of something that really isn't. All of you are right I could of got a way better rig, but i'm fine with what I have and that's what matters rolleyes.gif
+ I wanted to future-proof my setup, so having a 1600x900 monitor allows me to play at maxed settings for quite some time. ^_^

That's kinda crazy to get a low Res monitor just so in a couple years you will still be able to Max out games. With your setup you could Max out games with a 1080p monitor and get another 670 in a few years and still Max out games.

It doesn't make sense to cripple your games like that just so in a few years you can still play at Max settings.

You have a 670 right now so you might as well enjoy it as much as you can.
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post #128 of 150
I would go for 3x catleaps! biggrin.gif

something like this....
i5-2500K
Z68 Extreme4 gen 3
2x4GB Samsung RAM
64GB or 128GB SSD
~500GB HDD
2xGTX 670s
NXZT Phantom or Switch
650W PSU (Corsair TX, Rosewill Green or Antec Earthwatts)
3 x Catleaps off of ebay

It should put you somewhere close to $2500.
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post #129 of 150
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Keep in mind I spent almost $600 on Peripherals, $300 on 13% HST and $50 on PC Assembly.
i5 3570K
Zotac GeForce GTX 670 AMP! Edition
MSI Z77A-G45 Motherboard
Corsair TX650 650W Power Supply
ASUS DVD Writer
Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 7200 RPM HDD
Noctua NH-D14
Corsair Vengeance 16 GB 1600 MHz Ram
Thermaltake V4 Black Edition Case
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Acer 20" 1600x900 Monitor (I know it's crap, but my dad wanted a smaller monitor, and I thought this was fine, $100)
Razer Naga Molten Mouse ($80)
Steelseries Sensei Mouse ($100)
Saitek Cyborg V.7 Keyboard ($90)
Razer Onza Tournament Edition Controller ($60)
Verbatim DVD-R 16X 4.7GB 50 Disc Spindle Branded with Cake Box ($20)
Steelseries QCK+ FNATIC Edition ($20)
Steelseries Siberia V2 Red Headset ($80)
Razer Orca Headphones ($60)
Blue Yeti Microphone ($150)
13% HST (Almost $300)
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It's not the best and everyone's gonna rage at me and be like "I COULD GET SO MUCH BETTER FOR $2500 THAT MACHINE SUX OMG OMG OMG"
But i'm fine with it, it does what I need and that's all I care about smile.gif
Altogether it was like $2348.64 .

If it hasn't been said already i'll say it agin OMG'DZ!!!!!!! mad.gif

Really makes me weep, so much more you could of had bro!!!, But your right aslong as your happy i guess

EDIT... omg'dz!! NO SSD!! u serious or what
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post #130 of 150
Your basically throwing away a couple years of great gaming to make sure that games will still play just ok in 3 years. I don't think that is definition of future proofing.

I'm just telling you this because you have. Great card and are selling yourself short with that Res. You should return it and at least get a 1080p.
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