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This SSD is stupid fast.

Do yourself a favor and don't install any HDDs on your system. If you need one as a backup/media drive, get a proper external enclosure and connect it via eSATA only when you need it. I was slightly bummed when the Windows logo "dots" began connecting again on boot after adding my HDD.

I'm sure you know this already, but for the off-chance that you don't - be sure to install the Intel SSD Toolkit and have it perform the system/drive optimizations. It will turn off indexing and such for you, saving you a bit of time. Also, in my experience my Intel 520 SSD becomes much slower right after using the TRIM feature in the toolkit; I've found that a reboot is necessary immediately afterwards before it speeds up again. FYI.
post #142 of 197
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Wow, very nice build! And congrats on the promotion - at least you know how to reward yourself properly! biggrin.gif

I wasn't aware of the Cosmos II case when I built my rig last fall. It's the first case I've seen that would be a tough decision between it and my HAF X, if I had to rebuild my system today; I would say that the Cosmos has the edge in features over the HAF - it would entirely be a cost/benefit analysis of the $100 price differential. My price justification to myself when I purchased the HAF X is that I would keep it for future builds... now you have me actually considering how to justify (again) a case purchase in the future! Thanks for that! tongue.gif

I'm also interested in what you think of the U3011. Dell has them on sale right now for $999, and I'm considering pulling the trigger. My twin 24" ASUS monitors were a compromise I had to take when building my rig, and I frankly miss the Dell Ultrasharps that I've grown accustomed to. Recently from the Dell line I've only seen the U2412M in person, and even it puts my monitors to shame. The U3013 is due in March as well, but it will almost certainly have a $1500+ price tag at first. In any case, I'll probably have to purchase a second video card as well, as my single GTX 570 probably won't drive a 30" monitor properly in late-gen games.

Congrats once again on your rig; the thought and effort you put into this build is evident! I'm looking forward to your updates.

Posting from my my newly build machine!

The U3011 Is outstanding. Color calibration in sRGB and Adobe RGB are fantastic. Viewing angles are fantastic, the stand is decent enough, and the monitor is incredibly easy to adjust. The OSD has also been a joy to work with. Also, with my limited game time, I've noticed very acceptable input lag times and no noticeable ghosting.

Also, this thing is BRIGHT.

That's about all I can say about it right off the bat until I get some quality time with it.
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post #143 of 197
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This SSD is stupid fast.

Do yourself a favor and don't install any HDDs on your system. If you need one as a backup/media drive, get a proper external enclosure and connect it via eSATA only when you need it. I was slightly bummed when the Windows logo "dots" began connecting again on boot after adding my HDD.

I'm sure you know this already, but for the off-chance that you don't - be sure to install the Intel SSD Toolkit and have it perform the system/drive optimizations. It will turn off indexing and such for you, saving you a bit of time. Also, in my experience my Intel 520 SSD becomes much slower right after using the TRIM feature in the toolkit; I've found that a reboot is necessary immediately afterwards before it speeds up again. FYI.

I'm working on that as we speak biggrin.gif. Thanks for looking out biggrin.gif.
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H100i. Windows 8 Professional Dell U3011 Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 
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post #144 of 197
Such a waste 3970X /rant
3930k => Get two more GTX680 no-brainer
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Mushkin 1 TB SSD & Samsung F3 spinpoint 1 TB MCP655A + 2 x MCP320 + EK supreme copper Win10 Corsair K70 Lux 
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Such a waste 3970X /rant
3930k => Get two more GTX680 no-brainer

Go away (even if I agree with you) it isn't your build is it?
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XSPC Raystorm CPU BLOCK EK Nickle/Acetal 290x Block  2x XSPC 240MM Radiator Windows 8.1  
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post #146 of 197
I love my SSD it is stupid fast as you put it. Never had one before so when I built my sig rig I was determined to have one as well. Technically it was the first thing I bought before the CPU or anything else. Glad you got the system up looking forward to pics.
post #147 of 197
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Go away (even if I agree with you) it isn't your build is it?

I am just ranting because I can't afford the quater of his build thumb.gif
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i7-4790k MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X 2x8gb ADATA 2133MHz CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Mushkin 1 TB SSD & Samsung F3 spinpoint 1 TB MCP655A + 2 x MCP320 + EK supreme copper Win10 Corsair K70 Lux 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 750W Bitphenix Monstrous water cooling case Logitech G9X 
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i7-4790k MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X 2x8gb ADATA 2133MHz CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Mushkin 1 TB SSD & Samsung F3 spinpoint 1 TB MCP655A + 2 x MCP320 + EK supreme copper Win10 Corsair K70 Lux 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 750W Bitphenix Monstrous water cooling case Logitech G9X 
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post #148 of 197
Awesome set of components to reward yourself with, have fun with it thumb.gif
post #149 of 197
Here's my suggestion:

Fold in the December Foldathon with my username in the referral box. tongue.gif

Nice system.

Why didn't you go with a Filco but a Blackwidow?
post #150 of 197
I was gone just a day, and this is how much I missed? D: Looking like some amazing parts.
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