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Only corrections I see:

750w PSU is completely overkill. That PSU would handle SLI 570's with ease.
Intel X25 SSD = not that great anymore, and 120GB is too much for a SSD.
Samsung F4 drives are pretty slow. Not bad for storage, but meh.

Fixes:
550w PSU for single card, keep that 750w if your buddy plans to SLI later.
Get a Vertex 2 or Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe SSD instead, and get the 60GB. That's more than enough for OS and apps (all a SSD is good for anyway).
Get 2x1TB Samsung F3 drives instead for RAID0 for fast storage (game installations, etc.)
Keep that 2TB F4 for a backup drive for the RAID0.
I suppose I should have explained a little bit. He decided to keep the 750W (incase) he decides to add another GPU down the road.

The reason we decided on the 120G was kind of the better safe than sorry method. We play alot of mmo's, ffxi, ffxiv, tera is going to come out sooner or later and who knows what that will take up. On top of the other games with updates and things like that figured 120G was probably the safe bet. But thanks for pushing toward the change in brand I will make revisions now.

for the other hard drives sounds like a plan! I completly neglected a backup drive lol..... genius huh!
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You want the F3 drives for raid 0 for sure. forget WD on this one.
Thank you

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Do not go with that A-Data RAM kit.
I have seen already too many AMD users complaining of problems with that kit.

For the same price this Team 1600 CL9 kit would be much better - or for higher price (but lower after rebate) the HyperX Blu 1600 CL9.
thank you
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I suppose I should have explained a little bit. He decided to keep the 750W (incase) he decides to add another GPU down the road.

The reason we decided on the 120G was kind of the better safe than sorry method. We play alot of mmo's, ffxi, ffxiv, tera is going to come out sooner or later and who knows what that will take up. On top of the other games with updates and things like that figured 120G was probably the safe bet. But thanks for pushing toward the change in brand I will make revisions now.

for the other hard drives sounds like a plan! I completly neglected a backup drive lol..... genius huh!
No, you've got the backup drive covered . The Samsung F4 2TB and the WD Green 2TB drives are excellent for backup or regular old storage. But what you neglected was a FAST storage solution for game installations .
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No, you've got the backup drive covered . The Samsung F4 2TB and the WD Green 2TB drives are excellent for backup or regular old storage. But what you neglected was a FAST storage solution for game installations .
I don't know if you play any mmo's or anything like that. But in some games theres whats called (notorious monsters) lol feel like a wierdo saying that. But anyway they can show up @ certain times of game play and usually there is other competition waiting for them as well. First one to see and attack gets the claim on it. With those samsung drives in raid0 will I have close to as fast times with things loading in game as I would SSD? Sorry if that is a dumb question lol. I am going to read some info about raid setups tonight as I have never done one before I just know that all of you guys like them and they make stuff faster lol....
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I don't know if you play any mmo's or anything like that. But in some games theres whats called (notorious monsters) lol feel like a wierdo saying that. But anyway they can show up @ certain times of game play and usually there is other competition waiting for them as well. First one to see and attack gets the claim on it. With those samsung drives in raid0 will I have close to as fast times with things loading in game as I would SSD? Sorry if that is a dumb question lol. I am going to read some info about raid setups tonight as I have never done one before I just know that all of you guys like them and they make stuff faster lol....
I'm not sure about your MMO games. But in all of my games, I am always the FIRST person to load into a game. DiRT2, I sit there and wait and wait and WAIT for other people with single drive setups to load. Same with L4D2. Same with FEAR....same with any other game I've played thus far.

Crysis (good example)....uses real time loading while you're playing. And the loading screens CAN happen just right in the middle of the game (they're usually not long after the initial load). With my RAID0 setup, those loading times are absolutely nothing that bothers me anymore. With a single drive setup, Crysis took FOREVER to load.
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I'm not sure about your MMO games. But in all of my games, I am always the FIRST person to load into a game. DiRT2, I sit there and wait and wait and WAIT for other people with single drive setups to load. Same with L4D2. Same with FEAR....same with any other game I've played thus far.

Crysis (good example)....uses real time loading while you're playing. And the loading screens CAN happen just right in the middle of the game (they're usually not long after the initial load). With my RAID0 setup, those loading times are absolutely nothing that bothers me anymore. With a single drive setup, Crysis took FOREVER to load.
Awesome I will get a smaller ssd then and take your advice for it!
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A lot of your links don't work.

Definitely don't get the Hyper 212+ on Newegg, for $37 shipped you could get something much better.
Get the 212+ on Buy.com for $28 shipped. Still doesn't match the $20 shipped I can always get in Canada but close enough.
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Build looks great. Go for it. Plenty future proof.
It's so little!
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Build looks great. Go for it. Plenty future proof.
I am going to change one last thing and go with a little better ram and get some ripjaws. But going to order everything in a bit. thanks again everyone.
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