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hello this is my final computer build, it will be used for mostly gaming and some video game modeling

Case- Blackhawk Ultra
CPU- i7 3770k
MOBO- Maximus V Formula
GPU- GTX 680 and eventually upgraded to the 7xx series, might even SLI the 7xx series
SSD- OCZ Vector 256 GB
HDD- 1TB WD Velociraptor (10000Htz)
RAM- Dominator Platinum (4 x 4GB 1600)
DRIVE- Asus 24x DVD Burner
OS- Windows 7 Pro (64-BIT)
PSU- Corsair AX860i (Platinum rating)
COOLING- Corsair H110 and eventually the H110i
 

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hello this is my final computer build, it will be used for mostly gaming and some video game modeling

Case- Blackhawk Ultra
CPU- i7 3770k
MOBO- Maximus V Formula
GPU- GTX 680 and eventually upgraded to the 7xx series, might even SLI the 7xx series
SSD- OCZ Vector 256 GB
HDD- 1TB WD Velociraptor (10000Htz)
RAM- Dominator Platinum (4 x 4GB 1600)
DRIVE- Asus 24x DVD Burner
OS- Windows 7 Pro (64-BIT)
PSU- Corsair AX860i (Platinum rating)
COOLING- Corsair H110 and eventually the H110i
In my opinion, the Corsair coolers are just plain noisy. Swiftech has this new gorgeous closed loop cooler that is damn near silent, you should take a look into it.
 

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Do you really need a Velociraptor as your HDD? Since you already are including a decent-sized SSD, you might be better served getting something more sensible like a WD Blue model WD10EZEX (1TB @ 7200RPM). That way you can save ~$150 and not miss much in terms of overall performance.
 

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Im not so much worried about noise as I am for performance
Well, it also has a more powerful pump than any closed-loop cooler ever produced, and the company is dedicated to making great water-cooling products.
 

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and yeah that's a good point to be considered, but how much performance would I lose?
I believe that you will see better performance out of the Swiftech than will be seen out of the Corsair. However, it has yet to hit the market.
 

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Man,I have to say that I am jelly of your PSU! That thing is a monster!!! And yes, a WD Blue would be ideal. Other than this, I would go for 2x8 Gb RAM. Helps with higher OC'ing not to populate all the slots. That's on AMD though,I don't know how it behaves on Intel (I know,I sound like a noob). Enjoy!!!!!
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What if I were to get rid of the HDD and upgrade the SSD to the Vector 512GB for only 70$ more in total
Good thought,and if you have the money go for it,but you will need the extra GB an HDD offers for storage purposes in the future. I would go for the SSD with OS + HDD for storage. That's just me,though.
 

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so just the 256 as a boot drive? I was gonna put games and the OS on the SSD for faster load times, and then the HDD for everything else
 
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