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Well in my opinion, SSD's are prohibitively expensive to use for more than an OS drive with your favorite couple games on it. Think about it this way - 10GB for OS and basic software install leaves 54ish GB for games = 7 games (assuming an average of 7GB per game)

Sounds like plenty to me.
OK.... you got me there
post #32 of 53
An SSD is nice only if you are willing to pay extra for it. Otherwise, it's really not essential to a build. An F3 Spinpoint is fast enough for most people.

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An SSD is nice only if you are willing to pay extra for it. Otherwise, it's really not essential to a build. An F3 Spinpoint is fast enough for most people.
You're quite right, but the SSD will have a noticeable effect in everyday usage. The i7 2600k is really only useful for encoding and e-peen.

I feel my list has superior functionality with the Crossfire 6950s and SSD, while yours has added prestige of the 2600k, the Sabertooth, and the fancy RAM heatspreaders. Though your build is definitely plenty for most users, mine has a more well-rounded balance of CPU power, GPU power, and the added speed of an SSD.
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damn, i feel so stupid that alot of the terms u guys use i dont know what they are, research time!
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In my opinion it's stupid to buy a system to try and "futureproof" it from newer games, especially when a lot of the newest games today don't even make full use of the higher end processors. You would probably get the same gaming performance out of an i5 cpu, unless you're planning on doing more CPU intensive tasks as encoding, heavy multitasking, etc. It's funny how many people buy i7's and don't utilize it.
    
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there are numerous threads on this issue. instead of starting a new thread take the 30 seconds needed to search for what your looking for first.
    
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i know it is stupid, but it is not money wasted... in like 5-6 years your rig will still be decent
post #38 of 53
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thx for the replies so far guys, so yall suggest building my own PC? whats the difference between 2500 and 2600? i play games watch movies and photoshop with my computer do i need 2500 or 2600?
as T-Ramp said they 2500k will be fine... its not a matter of do you need a 2500 or a 2600, its if you need a 2600 over a 2500. And if you are really looking to just do games and standard stuff, the 2500k is more than fine, and all you need. The 2600k is great for multi-threading applications and running a ton of things at once that will use all 8 threads, but for the average person who wants to OC and game, the 2500 is great!
    
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as T-Ramp said they 2500k will be fine... its not a matter of do you need a 2500 or a 2600, its if you need a 2600 over a 2500. And if you are really looking to just do games and standard stuff, the 2500k is more than fine, and all you need. The 2600k is great for multi-threading applications and running a ton of things at once that will use all 8 threads, but for the average person who wants to OC and game, the 2500 is great!
i agree and i will add that the 2500k is overkill for just gaming
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i know it is stupid, but it is not money wasted... in like 5-6 years your rig will still be decent
Let's just refresh some people's memories, 6 years ago the top of the line CPU was the Intel Pentium 4 570 3.8ghz SINGLE CORE cpu. Technology is moving a lot faster each and every year and in just a few years 8 and 12 core CPU's will be top of the line much like AMD's 6 core and Intel's 12 core.

The i7's might get the job done, but really components get outdated much quicker than they used to.
    
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