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post #11 of 18
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jKMW

Here is my updated build. How will this build compare to my Toshiba S855-S5254?
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by WolfGeneral View Post

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jKMW
Here is my updated build. How will this build compare to my Toshiba S855-S5254?
it looks fine.. fyi your processor isnt a K version meaning it wont be able to OC if you are well aware of this, use the promo code
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$15 off w/ promo code EMCJNNE22, ends 10/8
and you can get it for $195 for your budget build.

BE AWARE THAT THE PROMO CODE ENDS TODAY. SO ORDER BEFORE TONIGHT SO IT DOESNT EXPIRE (sorry for caps!)

and +1 for getting a SSD with the build as it would improve your loading speeds, primarily when you boot up and shutdown windows.
post #13 of 18
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Thanks for the Promo Code but I don't think I'll need it. My friend is letting me use his Intel Employee discount.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jKSB

What do you think about the SSD?
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699GB TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075 (SATA) TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208AB Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 
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AMD A8-5600K MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 AMD Radeon HD 7560D Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600... 
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post #14 of 18
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Thanks for the Promo Code but I don't think I'll need it. My friend is letting me use his Intel Employee discount.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jKSB
What do you think about the SSD?
Ah ok. Had no idea you had access to that smile.gif Will 90GB be enough for you? I'm not a huge fan on rebates, but that is a really good price for a SSD.
If you're looking for 128GB rather than 90GB, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147163 is a good choice.
post #15 of 18
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I won't be storing anything on my SSD other than my OS. Is it possible to run the OS off the SSD and then store things like Steam and the games on the HDD?
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699GB TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075 (SATA) TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208AB Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 
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AMD A8-5600K MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 AMD Radeon HD 7560D Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600... 
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699GB TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075 (SATA) TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208AB Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 
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AMD A8-5600K MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 AMD Radeon HD 7560D Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600... 
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post #16 of 18
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I won't be storing anything on my SSD other than my OS. Is it possible to run the OS off the SSD and then store things like Steam and the games on the HDD?

It is and it is the best way to go. However, you have to be careful when loading a program or game. Most times you have to select 'custom' install to direct where the program is to go.

You can also store doucments and downloads on your hard drive instead of the SSD - but I never found them to fill my 60Gb ssd as fast as programs.

Also, if you can swing it I'd get the K series processor. Just because you don't want to overclock now doesn't mean you won't later.
Have you selected an aftermarket cooler? The stock ones really are useless.

Cheers thumb.gif
Edited by Fan o' water - 10/8/12 at 4:36pm
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post #17 of 18
Get the 3570k for multiple reasons. You say your not going to overclock yah but you never know, you may want to have a run at it in the future. Also as stated above the resell value will be better on the 3570k unlike the non K. If your looking for the best optimal performance while playing games you may want to consider using an SSD for your games as well as your OS. Your games will load faster. You could either go all out on it and instead of the HDD you have listed get like a 300+g SSD or 2 120s and raid 0 them. Completely your choice though but if I had 1000 bucks to spend on a rig I would definitely try and go for SSD storage all around except for just random storage stuff such as exe files and what not. Also you may want to consider getting yourself a full size tower case just to future proof your case. This way if you decide to add anything extra down the road such as SLI or a bigger psu or what ever you wont have to upgrade the case and re-install everything into the new one. I got a mid size and hate it because of the lack of space I have for cable management and future upgrades such as SLI + watercooling.
post #18 of 18
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I won't be storing anything on my SSD other than my OS. Is it possible to run the OS off the SSD and then store things like Steam and the games on the HDD?
Yes that is possible. You can install programs on your HDD as well.
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