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I would not get an MSI motherboard. Its their cross over division. Stick to parts that the company is founded around building (ie mobos from ASUS/GIGABYTE versus their GPUs....). I have always found crossover division parts to be very much inferior. I won't ever buy a gigabyte GPU, just as I wont ever buy a MSI mobo. Feel me?

Epic nonsense crap. thumb.gif
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I'd switch over to a gigabyte or ASUS mobo in summary. Either the Asrock extreme 4, or the gigabyte z77x-ud3h which has fallen in price again and now sits around 100$. Comparable to the extreme4, and much better build quality. This is the main reason I picked it, the build quality is greatly improved when compared to the extreme4.

Asus != ASRock.
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SSD in general
it can get slower over time FYI while a cheaper 7200rpm HDD won't
I only have a OCZ Agility 3 SSD with only 60gb..its almost full with two games and my pc turn on in less then 8 seconds and never slow down..SSD are fast dont sleep on them they are worth the extra money
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Not sure if you have a Micro Center near you but they have the i5 2500k on sale for $99 bucks. Amazing deal.
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If your moving away from consoles and going PC gaming, And you have a budget. Please don't spend money on an SSD and short change the rest of your computer. I would invest that $100 from an SSD to the GPU and gain a lot more performance. I have an SSD and its the last thing I would upgrade on a Desktop. For a laptop its the first...
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post #25 of 36
^Uh I would without hesitation advise getting an SSD.

The load times compared to both regulard HDDs and consoles is insane. In some games it literally takes less than 1 second. It increases boot time, which is awesome compared to consoles as well.

Furthermore, a SSD can be had for like 50$ now a days. At minimum putting your windows files on there will speed it up somewhat. And if you have enough space for a game or two, all the much better. Just cycle the game youre playing on or off. While many of us love being able to play any game at any time, its not like we need too. I try and only have 1/2 single player games that i'm focusing on, on my SSD, and they load so fast I cannot imagine going back.

Its often said that on an older PC, the biggest difference will be seen upgrading a HDD to a SSD. I would definitely agree with this having just experienced it myself. Once again I cannot imagine going back.

Do yourself a favor and put 60$ towards a SSD. I got a 128GB one for 75$. You could prob find one of a similar size ~65$



As for the comment at me I stated multiple times its anecdotal experiences. How you can say its "epic nonsense crap" when its my own experiences with such products is kinda astounding. I repeatedly state its my own experiences and that it might not hold true. Further that others would say other stuff and that they might be right. But to disagree with my experiences is kinda impossible because theyre not your experiences/memories, theyre mine. IN MY EXPERIENCE (once again) this holds true.

Heres a question: would you buy an MSI power supply if they put it out tomorrow? Does anyone ever keep an NZXT power supply when it comes with a case? What about if MSI came out with a hard drive tomorrow? Or OCZ a GPU? Has anyone here EVER bought an OCZ gpu? They dont even make them anymore, why? Because no one bought them; did no one buy them because they were so awesome? If they're proven tried and true I see nothing wrong with em. But a lot of these brands lack the support both from communities and forums just by the inherent nature of having less users. If theres 1 guy using a part,claiming its the best in the world, do you think maybe theres a reason more people dont follow suit? Find out that reason will also give you an idea of whether or not its a good idea.

Once again OP make your own purchases but just think about those questions. Do you buy cross over division parts in other areas of your life? Once again: tried, tested, approved, sure why not? Make sure they've got a decent amount of users.
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post #26 of 36
SSD is important is over system response and Game loading times.

Why i have 5 SSD in my system and 0 HDD... do not want to deal with those slow things...
    
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What do you guys think of this case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139011 instead of the NZXT Gamma.
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post #28 of 36
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What do you guys think of this case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139011 instead of the NZXT Gamma.

it's pretty cheaply made since it is corsair's budget case. i would recommend this one instead since it has amazing airflow and looks really cool. ive done two builds in this case and im thoroughly impressed with the build quality and features.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
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post #29 of 36
Dont get a ssd on a budget, get better component and then buy the ssd down the road when you will have extra cash. Just my 2 cent.
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it's pretty cheaply made since it is corsair's budget case. i would recommend this one instead since it has amazing airflow and looks really cool. ive done two builds in this case and im thoroughly impressed with the build quality and features.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

What?

This case is of good quality, looks far better and is cheaper than the HAF922.
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