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SAMSUNG 24x DVD Burner - Bulk SATA Model SH-S243N/BEBS - OEM $24.99

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case $169.99

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $199.99

XFX HD-597A-CNB9 Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support (2 @ $1,439.98) $719.99 each

Antec TPQ-850 850W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active $144.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-12GBRL $644.99

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (free with the ram) $0.00

DFI LP UT X58-T3eH8 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard $279.99

Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930 $288.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $174.99

grand total of $3,392.33 after shipping and tax


so am i missing anything or could i get something better for a cheeper price or not much more or great as is?
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  1. i also plan to water cool the gpu's and the cpu and maby the harddrive just cuz and the sb and nb plan to o/c extreme to see what it can do
  2. Dump the Velociraptor and get an SSD or even 2 to run in RAID 0 for your C: drive. The Spinpoint F3 is a great hard drive and will be fine for storage.
    That thing is going to be a beast!
  3. anort3 said:
    Dump the Velociraptor and get an SSD or even 2 to run in RAID 0 for your C: drive. The Spinpoint F3 is a great hard drive and will be fine for storage.
    That thing is going to be a beast!


    ok i found it and i like the 10k rpm right now ?.. also can i use 2 hd as 1 like get 2 300gb and have 600gb of storage without haveting to go into the other hd?
  4. SSD = Solid state drive. Traditional hard drives are limited by spindle speed. While the 10,000 RPM Velociraptor is faster than traditional 7200 RPM drives it can not compete with solid state drives as they have no moving parts.

    RAID: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID


    I have to say you really need to do some research before you try to build this computer if you do not know what an SSD or RAID is. That is quite a bit of money to spend if you do not know what you are doing. You did at least pick ( or were recommended ) good parts.
  5. anort3 said:
    SSD = Solid state drive. Traditional hard drives are limited by spindle speed. While the 10,000 RPM Velociraptor is faster than traditional 7200 RPM drives it can not compete with solid state drives as they have no moving parts.

    RAID: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID


    I have to say you really need to do some research before you try to build this computer if you do not know what an SSD or RAID is. That is quite a bit of money to spend if you do not know what you are doing. You did at least pick ( or were recommended ) good parts.


    not familiar with the drives but i do know alot about building and o/c ing a computer just never looked into the drives..
    also not recomended at al
  6. anort3 said:
    SSD = Solid state drive. Traditional hard drives are limited by spindle speed. While the 10,000 RPM Velociraptor is faster than traditional 7200 RPM drives it can not compete with solid state drives as they have no moving parts.

    RAID: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID


    I have to say you really need to do some research before you try to build this computer if you do not know what an SSD or RAID is. That is quite a bit of money to spend if you do not know what you are doing. You did at least pick ( or were recommended ) good parts.



    ok then what would be a good ssd from newegg?
  7. this one seems good but quite exspensive 400 more then the one i have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233085
  8. with that added brought my tootal to $3,881.34 but not bad i guess will be one heak of a beast then
  9. It is really your money to spend but if you want to spend less try something like a pair of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167016

    If you run them in RAID 0 that gives you a 160GB C: drive and then the 1TB Samsung for storage. The high capacity SSD drives are still quite expensive as you can tell. In a system as expensive as you are building you are crazy to not include them though. They will decrease load times so much you will not believe it even compared to the Velociraptors.

    Compare this: http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-flash-ssd-charts/Desktop-Performance,938.html

    To this: http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-hard-drive-charts/benchmarks,50.html
  10. anort3 said:
    It is really your money to spend but if you want to spend less try something like a pair of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167016

    If you run them in RAID 0 that gives you a 160GB C: drive and then the 1TB Samsung for storage. The high capacity SSD drives are still quite expensive as you can tell. In a system as expensive as you are building you are crazy to not include them though. They will decrease load times so much you will not believe it even compared to the Velociraptors.

    Compare this: http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-flash-ssd-charts/Desktop-Performance,938.html

    To this: http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-hard-drive-charts/benchmarks,50.html



    yah but i hate going into diffrent hd just to get to all my files or is there a way to set it all up so i dont have to? so store the games and importent files on the ssd and rest on the 1tb drive?

    like the picks on the 1tb drive i can still acsess from start menue and dont have to go computer ...ect
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