Approximate Purchase Date: 3 months (After Baby birth and bills settled.) Budget Range: $1500 (Unfortunately I think $2,000 is more likely.) Parts Not Required: N/A (Migrating from laptop.) Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, amazon.com Country of Origin: US Over clocking: Yes (Probably only easy mode OC from switch on MoBo) SLI or Crossfire: Yes, Crossfire Monitor Resolution: 1080p (1920x1200 or better)
Ok so my laptop is 6 years old now and the $1,800 I spent on it got me through my WoW phase and this machine is finally dying. I have a baby on the way and have to make sure all the doctor bills and what not are covered before I use my computer money. I have done a bit of research and I wanted a reasonably priced machine that will have some life in it. I am not a hardcore PC gamer so I have no need for the best parts every year. Any constructive advice would be great. TY!
With the SSD caching I wasn't sure if the raid 0 would be worth it, also not sure if a 30gb drive will cut it with caching but info I have found is limited. Now I am trying my best to keep costs as low as I can so I would rather not spend on 2 SATA III 6gb HDDs to raid 0 however would 2 SATA II 3gb 1TB Drives such as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... be faster in a raid 0 config over the SATA III drive if so the cost difference would be minor. Ty in advance.