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post #1 of 6
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I am plaaning on upgrading my sig rig, and this is what it will look like after all of the upgrades. First I need to purchase:

-ASUS Xonar DS
-Sonic G-Series 5.1 Sorround Sound
-CORSAIR CMPSU-850HX
-OCZ Vertex Turbo 30GB
-Western Digital Veloci Raptor 300GB
-Team 4GB(2x2GB) DDR3/1600
-Asus Radeon HD 5850
-Acer X213HBbd
-Silverstone Raven 2

Then it will look like this:

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition @ 4GHz
Mobo: Asus M4A79XTD Evo
GPU: 2 x Asus Radeon HD 5850 in CFX
RAM: Team 8GB(4x2GB) DDR3/1600
HDD: OCZ Vertex Turbo 30GB + Western Digital Veloci Raptor 300GB
OD: LG DVD Burner
PSU: Corsair 850W
Monitor: Acer X213HBbd + Dell E198WFP
Case: Silverstone Raven 2
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar DS
Headphones: Sonic Gamer Series 5.1 Sorround Sound
Mouse: Razer Abyssus
Keyboard: Razer Arctosa
CPU Cooler: Corsair H50
Extras: Fan Controller w/ LCD Pannel + 4 x 120mm fans

By the way, I know that some of you will say that you don't need to upgrade as of yet, but I am just going to buy each part as soon as I have enough cash, which might take me a while .
My Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition @ 1.5v/4GHz Asus M4A79XTD Evo Asus Radeon HD 5850 Team Elite 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3/1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DrivePowerCase
2 x Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB in RAID 0 LG DVD Burner Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W Cooler Master Gladiator 600 + 2 x 120mm fan 
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AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition @ 1.5v/4GHz Asus M4A79XTD Evo Asus Radeon HD 5850 Team Elite 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3/1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DrivePowerCase
2 x Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB in RAID 0 LG DVD Burner Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W Cooler Master Gladiator 600 + 2 x 120mm fan 
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post #2 of 6
I really recommend a larger ssd just so you can put more than your OS on it. A 30gb SSD is something you would probably end up regretting that you spent money on it.
Project Predator
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 4.2 GHz GA-MA785GM-US2H EVGA GTX 260 Crucial Technology 4GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1tb Samsung F3 LG dvd burner x24 XSPC Rasa rs240 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 22in 2253LW Razer Lycosa Corsair HX850w Alienware Area 51 
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Coolermaster Storm Sentinel 
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Phenom II X4 4.2 GHz GA-MA785GM-US2H EVGA GTX 260 Crucial Technology 4GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1tb Samsung F3 LG dvd burner x24 XSPC Rasa rs240 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 22in 2253LW Razer Lycosa Corsair HX850w Alienware Area 51 
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Coolermaster Storm Sentinel 
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post #3 of 6
Yeah, I agree with that, get a 60GB SSD at least. And plus, Win7 is a 20GB install (assuming you go 64bit), and when an SSD is more than half full it slows down (hopefully they'll get this fixed soonish)...

Other than that, good build, although I personally wouldn't get a Raptor, I hear they break lots and get very hot...
MiniCaptein
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 7700K MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon AC mITX EVGA GTX980Ti SC+ 2x8GB G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200MHz 16-16-16-36 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
120GB Samsung 840 EVO 500GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 (Storage) 2TB WD Caviar Black (Games) Corsair H80i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 Home Premium 64bit Dell U2711 2560x1440 60Hz Das Keyboard 4 Cherry Brown Seasonic X-Series 750W 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair Obsidian 250D Razer Taipan Razer Goliathus Fragged Extended Speed Edition 
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i7 7700K MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon AC mITX EVGA GTX980Ti SC+ 2x8GB G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200MHz 16-16-16-36 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
120GB Samsung 840 EVO 500GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 (Storage) 2TB WD Caviar Black (Games) Corsair H80i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 Home Premium 64bit Dell U2711 2560x1440 60Hz Das Keyboard 4 Cherry Brown Seasonic X-Series 750W 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair Obsidian 250D Razer Taipan Razer Goliathus Fragged Extended Speed Edition 
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post #4 of 6
Ditch the Raptor and get a bigger SSD. If you need a storage drive, get a Samsung Spinpoint F3, it'll be cheaper than the Raptor and have a bigger capacity.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930 Rampage III Extreme [2] GTX 570 SC SLI [3] 2GB Dominator 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
[2] 1TB RAID-0 Windows 7 x64 2493HM AX850 
CaseMouse
FT02B G5 
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i7-930 Rampage III Extreme [2] GTX 570 SC SLI [3] 2GB Dominator 
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[2] 1TB RAID-0 Windows 7 x64 2493HM AX850 
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FT02B G5 
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post #5 of 6
I'd suggest getting another E198WFP instead.
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-3630QM Nvidia GT640M 2GB 8GB DDR3-1600 Sandisk Plus 240GB 
OS
Windows 10 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Pentium Dual-Core T3200 Intel GMA4500MHD 4GB DDR2-667 120GB Kingston V300 SSD 
Optical DriveOSMonitorCase
HL-DT-ST GSA-T50N DVD-RW Windows 8.1 64-bit 15.4" 1280x800 Toshiba Satellite L300D (recased) 
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Intel WiFi Link 5100 agn 
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Intel Core i7-3630QM Nvidia GT640M 2GB 8GB DDR3-1600 Sandisk Plus 240GB 
OS
Windows 10 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Pentium Dual-Core T3200 Intel GMA4500MHD 4GB DDR2-667 120GB Kingston V300 SSD 
Optical DriveOSMonitorCase
HL-DT-ST GSA-T50N DVD-RW Windows 8.1 64-bit 15.4" 1280x800 Toshiba Satellite L300D (recased) 
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post #6 of 6
Ask yourself, do you really need 8GB of RAM? For the normal computer user, once you have 4GB of RAM, if you go any more than that, you won't be seeing much of a performance difference. It also adds strain to your IMC, which leads to a lower OC. :/

Save the money and use it to get a bigger SSD, like the others have said. Ditch the Raptor for a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD.

With the money saved from that, get yourself the ASUS Xonar DS2 instead.
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|Intel Core i5 4690K| |ASUS Z97-A| |Zotac GTX 660 2GB| |G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1... 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
|Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD| |CM Hyper 212 EVO| |Dell E2414Hx| |Rosewill Capstone 650W 80PLUS Gold| 
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|Fractal Design Core 3500| 
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Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
|Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD| |CM Hyper 212 EVO| |Dell E2414Hx| |Rosewill Capstone 650W 80PLUS Gold| 
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