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post #1 of 14
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Case: CM Haf X (already got it on a single day sale at my local store for $150)
PSU: Silverstone 750W modular
CPU: i5-2500k
Mobo: Asus P8P67 Pro B3
RAM: Ripjaw 1600 4gb x2 (non-x)
GPU: HIS 6950 2gb
Primary Drive: OCZ Vertex 2 60gb x2 (for raid0)
Storage Drive: Samsung F3 1tb
CPU cooler: Not decided, but leaning towards Thermalright Archon or Zalmann 9900max

In CAD, with tax and shipping, it comes to $1277.63 (without the price of the case and the cooler).

Anything to swap out?

Edit: Also, I'm just wondering if I even need 750w of power... Should I just go for 650w and get the TX 650 v2 from Corsair?
Edited by ysoto78 - 4/21/11 at 3:28pm
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post #2 of 14
You lose TRIM support when running a SSD in Raid0. A SSD by itself is really fast (if you purchase wisely) and TRIM is not something you want to get rid of.

Generally speaking the 120GB models are faster than their 60GB counterpart as the controller is able to write to more chips at a given time. I'd suggest a higher capacity single drive.

I know it's out of stock at Newegg but this is an amazing SSD. MUST make sure it's plugged into a SATAIII port to take full advantage.
Edited by Exidous - 4/21/11 at 3:34pm
post #3 of 14
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=36263

I picked this 650W Antec TruePower Modular PSU on surprise special for $39.99. I'm not sure if the sale is on any more but I'm sure 650W that will be plenty enough for your build.
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post #4 of 14
why not go for a vertex 3? i heard they were blazing fast and the speed should come close or even beat the raid 0 vertex 2 ssds. And i don't think it should be that much more expensive. Also, be careful with the 60-120 gb vertex 2. If you are unlucky and get some 25 nm ones, You will have lower read/write speed.
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post #5 of 14
Looks good
get the larger ssd vs two small ones in raid0 Enjoy your HAF-X great case great features!
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PSU...antec/seasonic
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post #7 of 14
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Mk... So my psu is now Corsair TX 650 v2.

I'm still trying to decide on ssd's.
The reason that I wanted to go for the 2 Vertex 2 is because those are on sale ($74 each)
Vertex 3 120gb is about $300, which is $90 more expensive than 2x vertex 2 60gb.

So, I've been looking at C300's. I've heard somewhere that their TRIM is somewhat not reliable. The 120gb version of C300 is around $250. The Vertex 2 120gb is around $170 after rebate.

Any thoughts?
Edited by ysoto78 - 4/21/11 at 4:06pm
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post #8 of 14
Do you plan on doing crossfire in the future? Just stick with a bigger psu than you need. I've went from a 550w to a 950w and now im looking at a 1200w.
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post #9 of 14
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Quote:
Do you plan on doing crossfire in the future? Just stick with a bigger psu than you need. I've went from a 550w to a 950w and now im looking at a 1200w.
No, I only plan on OC'ing.
Does this mean I can even go for a cheaper Mobo?
I've had the hardest time trying to pick a good mobo...
And I live in Canada where Asrock Extreme4 is priced the same as Asus P8P67.
Edited by ysoto78 - 4/21/11 at 3:54pm
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post #10 of 14
The board you picked out is fine. Generally people just buy boards for a new socket. Which I've been on AM2 platform since I've been into computers, so you should be alright.
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