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Hi guys, i've decided to start putting together a gaming rig =) i have a basic outline of what components i want to go in it, but i would love some suggestions and thoughts on the build thus far. especially storage and if SSD's are really worth it or whether some fast HDD's in RAID 0 would suffice. it's going to be mainly for gaming and some encoding, maybe some CAD design work later on down the track. thanks in advance =)

Case - Cooler master HAF X
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
PSU - Corsair hx1000
CPU - Intel i7 950
CPU Cooler - Titan Fenrir (xmas edition)
Mobo - ASUS Rampage 3 Extreme
GPU - AMD Radeon HD 6970 or Nvidia GTX 570 (probably upgrading to CF/SLI later on when funds allow)
RAM - G.Skill 6GB (3x 2048mb) DDR3 1600 (PC12800 - F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ)
Storage - 2x1Tb WD Caviar Black 7200rpm in RAID 0 (150gb partition for OS/programs/games)
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why are you putting a 1000watt PSU in the system? that is so complete overkill for only one or two GPUs.

if you aren't extremely worried about HD speed i would say just go with a RAID setup for the main OS and then have a huge hard drive for storage. Will be much better use of your money.

For that setup i would say go with 3 hard drives, 2 for raid and 1 for storage.
Drop the cpu cooler form the list and go with something better. how much are you paying for that cooler?
I would say something like this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233029
what is your price range?
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Wait for sandy bridge
    
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You've chosen such an expensive mobo. Other than that, it's looking like a solid cookie-cutter build.
    
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SSD's are definitely worthwile
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Originally Posted by norcaljason View Post
SSD's are definitely worthwile
In what way? I mean sure they are fast, but unless you are doing stuff that uses the speed factor they completely useless.
Boot times aren't that special because most people either leave their computer on, or turn it on in the morning and turn it off at night, so booting isnt a big deal.
I could spend the same amount of money on an intel SSD that is 128gb or i can spend it on a few 300gb 10k rpm drives in raid. What seems better?
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Wait for sandy bridge it's around the corner
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In what way? I mean sure they are fast, but unless you are doing stuff that uses the speed factor they completely useless.
Boot times aren't that special because most people either leave their computer on, or turn it on in the morning and turn it off at night, so booting isnt a big deal.
I could spend the same amount of money on an intel SSD that is 128gb or i can spend it on a few 300gb 10k rpm drives in raid. What seems better?
I put SSD's in my media computers.. 100% quiet and fast as hell when launching programs. Then again I don't physically store anything in these tiny computers. All of the storage is done via a storage server. If silence and space is an issue use an SSD. Otherwise it's just one of our guilty pleasures that other people have con'd us into getting. It's the new "cool" thing
    
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well look at it this way, you could get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820167017

or get this times two
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820167017

to the people talking about quiet, I can't hear my WD drive unless my ear is next to them, so im not sure what you are getting at.
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Originally Posted by Jean-Luc View Post
Wait for sandy bridge
TBH, i'm not really interested in a LGA 1155 socket mobo, i could wait for 2011 socket but that's not projected until q2/q3 next year and the prices will be massive when they first launch.

didn't research the power supply well enough probably, i'm thinking more along the lines of HX 850 now? to leave a bit of headroom for OCing.

and as for the mobo, probably a bit overkill, it looks awesome for the red/black theme i'm going with, and the features are amazing (ROG connect, for one), plus im a bit of an ASUS fanboy xD

The Titan Fenrir will be setting me back about 70-80$AUD, and it's no slouch in performance, if not a tad loud from what i hear, but that doesn't bother me. as with the rampage, it suits my theme very well.

and yes my comp is on almost 24/7 so i don't think i will worry with SSD's.

thanks for all the input guys, still feel free to add even more =)
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