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March 7, 2011 5:53:14 PM

Hello,

I have a intel core i7 processor, a gigabyte X58A-UD3R motherboard, a Cooler Master Cosmos S Full Tower and a Cooler Master 850W Power Supp. To get the best performance, what memory and graphics card (EVGA perferrably) should I get and besides HDD's and DVD Burners what else would you suggest???

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March 7, 2011 6:20:09 PM

Take a look Solid-State Drives they can really make a difference on performance. Most people will use a drive like the Intel® Solid-State Drive x25-m 80GB as a boot drive and then pickup a normal HDD drive for data storage.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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March 7, 2011 6:26:00 PM

IntelEnthusiast said:
Take a look Solid-State Drives they can really make a difference on performance. Most people will use a drive like the Intel® Solid-State Drive x25-m 80GB as a boot drive and then pickup a normal HDD drive for data storage.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team


Don't buy an SSD yet but rather wait until the next generation in the second quarter; The current best "bang for buck" SSD would be Crucial's RealSSD-series C300.

@IntelEnthusiast:
You can't just go around these forums suggesting Intel products simply because it's Intel. I'm an AMD-guy but won't tell someone to buy a Thuban over Sandy-Bridge for gaming.
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March 7, 2011 6:45:15 PM

lol @ the intel guy marketing on the forum.

Slimmdoesit, do you have a limit on price? If not then I'd recommend these for Graphics card and Memory.

EVGA GTX 570 - $354 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.Skill DDR3 1600 6GB(3x2GB) Triple Channel RAM - $110 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As far as an SSD i'm not an expert, but I would have to agree with Omnisome and say wait until the next generation comes out later in the year. Just pickup a Samsung Spinpoint F3 for a hard drive now.
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March 7, 2011 6:49:24 PM

amk09 said:
lol @ the intel guy marketing on the forum.


I laughed so hard at them words in conjunction with your avatar. :D 

amk09 said:
As far as an SSD i'm not an expert, but I would have to agree with Omnisome and say wait until the next generation comes out later in the year. Just pickup a Samsung Spinpoint F3 for a hard drive now.


Yes, Samsung HD103SJ
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March 8, 2011 10:16:53 AM

IntelEnthusiast said:
Take a look Solid-State Drives they can really make a difference on performance. Most people will use a drive like the Intel® Solid-State Drive x25-m 80GB as a boot drive and then pickup a normal HDD drive for data storage.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team


Thank you sir very sound advice.
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March 8, 2011 10:23:26 AM

2277835,4,604249 said:
lol @ the intel guy marketing on the forum.

Slimmdoesit, do you have a limit on price? If not then I'd recommend these for Graphics card and Memory.

EVGA GTX 570 - $354 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.Skill DDR3 1600 6GB(3x2GB) Triple Channel RAM - $110 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As far as an SSD i'm not an expert, but I would have to agree with Omnisome and say wait until the next generation comes out later in the year. Just pickup a Samsung Spinpoint F3 for a hard drive now.[/quotem

Thanks for the input. I actually have an EVGA GTX 570 in mind too. On the Samsung Spinpoint F3 though you think I should go 500GB or 1TB? The reason I ask is because I'm going all sata.
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March 8, 2011 10:29:14 AM

omnisome said:
I laughed so hard at them words in conjunction with your avatar. :D 



Yes, Samsung HD103SJ


Thanx man. I'll look into that drive.
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March 8, 2011 1:37:01 PM

Certainly the 1TB version (HD103SJ) because it's only like $15 more and 50% more capacity.
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March 8, 2011 1:44:22 PM

omnisome said:
Certainly the 1TB version (HD103SJ) because it's only like $15 more and 50% more capacity.


Ok sweet. One more question if you don't mind, if I'm going all sata should I buy all 1TB or do they not all have to be the same capacity?
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March 8, 2011 3:14:21 PM

Slimmdoesit said:
Ok sweet. One more question if you don't mind, if I'm going all sata should I buy all 1TB or do they not all have to be the same capacity?


Well you certainly don't have too buy all 1TB but if you plan on putting them in a raid array you could probably just get 2 500GB drives, unless of course you NEED 2TB of storage..
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March 8, 2011 3:23:20 PM

amk09 said:
Well you certainly don't have too buy all 1TB but if you plan on putting them in a raid array you could probably just get 2 500GB drives, unless of course you NEED 2TB of storage..


Ahh ok. Thankx man. I thought for any raid array the capacity of each drive had to be the same. I'll just get 2 1TB drives or maybe just one for now until the new drives come out.
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March 8, 2011 3:59:43 PM

My Gigabyte X58A-UD3R motherboard has 6 memory slot x24G. I don't think I really need to but how do I max out to 24GB?
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March 11, 2011 4:49:22 PM

Slimmdoesit said:
My Gigabyte X58A-UD3R motherboard has 6 memory slot x24G. I don't think I really need to but how do I max out to 24GB?


6x4GB configuration would give you 24, but i would just stick with 3x2GB (6GB) for now. Please do not buy 24GB right away, 6GB will be more than enough. Also, make sure you buy a triple channel memory kit.

Heres a good one - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 22, 2011 4:58:37 PM

Hey thanks guys for all your help. Done with the build but still have a few little adjustments to make. This site is very helpful. Much appreciated.
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