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That is true indeed, I have a Caviar Black 750Gb and a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB and I can't notice the difference in speeds between both unless I run a benchmark...

So basically, go for the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB and save $25, and enjoy your awesome epic PC

Also, the Samsung is a lot quieter in my opinion, I can hear the Caviar Black a lot more! I'd say the Samsung is the best bang for the price!

And no problem, glad to help you out
    
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erm before you order or possibly after and im too late...

few things is this just for gaming? cos if so drop the 2600k and get a 2500k, take the money you save there and just go wild with it or put it towards your next 570,

Then take that asus deluxe check if you need any of the "deluxe" features and if like most people you don't need 9 million sata ports just buy the pro, deluxe adds no real value in most cases. they both oc the same.

I would also be tempted to buy a lower voltage ram set with slightly looser timings you wont notice the difference outside of benching software and it will be cheaper.

Getting top end kit is great and all but put the money in places you will see the performance.

I'd take the savings above and get a nice shiny ssd, wont make your games any faster but it will make your pc feel snappy as anything
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erm before you order or possibly after and im too late...

few things is this just for gaming? cos if so drop the 2600k and get a 2500k, take the money you save there and just go wild with it or put it towards your next 570,

Then take that asus deluxe check if you need any of the "deluxe" features and if like most people you don't need 9 million sata ports just buy the pro, deluxe adds no real value in most cases. they both oc the same.

I would also be tempted to buy a lower voltage ram set with slightly looser timings you wont notice the difference outside of benching software and it will be cheaper.
Good point there.

I agree with the Motherboard and RAM part, but I'd go with the i7 2600k as he'll be a bit more future proof, seeing as he won't upgrade any soon, I'd say grab the 2600k

But it is true, I'd go with the Asus P8P67 PRO board and 1600Mhz RAM instead, you save over like $50-$100 which you can use towards your next Graphic Card
    
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Good point there.

I agree with the Motherboard and RAM part, but I'd go with the i7 2600k as he'll be a bit more future proof, seeing as he won't upgrade any soon, I'd say grab the 2600k

But it is true, I'd go with the Asus P8P67 PRO board and 1600Mhz RAM instead, you save over like $50-$100 which you can use towards your next Graphic Card

Why? the i7 is great if you need the ht cores but finding games that make proper use of 4 cores is hard enough going to ht and 8 will give no real advantage in most cases, If of course you plan to fold or do lots of 3d rendering or just want bragging rights then the i7 gets to really shine
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Actually games are starting to take advantage of HT now, and that is why I'd recommend a CPU with HT, few examples right now are Bad Company 2, Crysis 2, and Homefront...

I'm sure more will start to use the HT as they get released.

Sure both chips are great, but honestly with such a big budget I'd go for the big thing.
    
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Sure both chips are great, but honestly with such a big budget I'd go for the big thing.
Fair enough, but I just think if you take that money and the money saved from the lesser mobo and ram you are 2/3rd of the way to a second 570, which will be a much bigger performance boost in 99% of games.

that said when you upgrade as often as I do "future proofing" becomes something of a joke my sig rig will maybe last as long as a year but most likely will be swapped out when BD/Ivy or the new gpu architecture appear and I see the figures, im kind of addicted to hardware
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Fair enough, but I just think if you take that money and the money saved from the lesser mobo and ram you are 2/3rd of the way to a second 570, which will be a much bigger performance boost in 99% of games.

that said when you upgrade as often as I do "future proofing" becomes something of a joke my sig rig will maybe last as long as a year but most likely will be swapped out when BD/Ivy or the new gpu architecture appear and I see the figures, im kind of addicted to hardware
True, for a person like you and me, who upgrade every few months, it would be a joke whichever you choose, as we're addicted to hardware.

But for a person that won't upgrade for at least 2 years, I'm sure you want him to have the best CPU possible, he's already got enough for half of another HD6970/GTX570 by downgrading to the PRO motherboard and 1600Mhz RAM I told him

So yeah:

You & Me -> Upgrading every few months
OP -> Upgrading every few years

Now he wants to have that HT for future proof

But your point is also good

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Ok i am going to do it!

Here is my current POS, It was top of the line 4 years ago, SSD 120, GTX 275 only upgrades! And only if you heard some of my horror stories of this junk

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Hey, why dont you do this:

- What SSD is it exactly? If it's a good one, you could use it on your new PC as an OS boot drive?

- If you end up choosing the HD6970, you could use the GTX275 for Physx
    
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I plan on doing both. Which will be rather fun. I future proof'd when i got those two upgrades. Said i would use both so i am!
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