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post #11 of 30
Yah it looks great, that psu is more then enough. Looks like your board has sold out.
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I've heard the Vertex 3 and these newer, smaller 25nm drives won't last as long as 32nm ones.
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yeah i noticed about the mobo but it shouldnt take too long to get one back in, my main concern was the psu now i just need some cpu cooler ideas, i feel like im going to pick the wrong size lol. so your saying i shouldnt get the vertex 3 ?
Edited by exTOMex - 3/13/11 at 1:56pm
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1) I'm assuming you're mostly a gamer, so you don't need hyperthreading. Save some money and get the 2500k instead.
2) I swear I saw a better deal on the 6970 in the Online Deals section of our website showing one at Newegg for like $299 AR.
3) You don't need RAID for normal desktop use. Raid is highly exaggerated on this forum and half the people that recommend it don't even know what the benefits are. You won't notice any difference with striped HDDs unless you're tossing around massive video files. It won't help game load times,etc at all.

Other than that, good luck on your first build
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post #16 of 30
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Originally Posted by Toonshorty View Post
I've heard the Vertex 3 and these newer, smaller 25nm drives won't last as long as 32nm ones.
They are crazy fast though. By the time it fails, he will have upgraded anyways.
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post #17 of 30
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3) You don't need RAID for normal desktop use. Raid is highly exaggerated on this forum and half the people that recommend it don't even know what the benefits are. You won't notice any difference with striped HDDs unless you're tossing around massive video files. It won't help game load times,etc at all.

Other than that, good luck on your first build
Redundancy is helpful. RAID 1.
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Redundancy is helpful. RAID 1.
If the reasoning for your suggestion was to create a mirrored array, then I was misled when I saw your post mentioning performance. I agree that having a backup is always nice even though I never have one
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post #19 of 30
Ewww, non reference XFX card. Ditch that thing ASAP. Grab an Asus, Sapphire, Visiontek, MSI...ANYTHING but XFX.

Get the i5 2500k instead of the 2600. Basically the same chip, but without HT, which most of us don't need really.

The Ripjaws are good memory .

I agree, get the Samsung F3 1TB's for RAID0 instead of Raptors. The F3's will beat the Raptors anyway.

Make sure you have a storage option OTHER than a RAID0. Preferrably a RAID1, maybe even with an external backup.
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post #20 of 30
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alright ill look into the 2500k. but what would be a good cpu cooler that would work with them?
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