I am building my first real gaming build and purchasing everything in about a week. I want to stay on air cooling, and want to stay ridiculously high end. I would just like to know any suggestions, and or comments on my current build plan. My plan is as follows:
Skip the velociraptors, those are junk...especially if youre wanting to buy 2! One SSD at $224 (OCZ Vertez 3 120gb) for OS and a regular WD blue for games/storage/pagefile will do ya.
Second, I would lose the i7 if youre doing this soley for gaming, go with i5, there's no real-world difference. Third, I would also skimp to 8GB RAM, unless you're running a crap ton of VM's or something. Now you have a couple hundred $$$ saved to put into more GPU!!
I guess one reason I want the two Velociraptors is because I want OS programs and games all loading fast. An ssd just isnt enough space. two WD VR's will match up very closely to the speed of an SSD. As for the processor, What exactly would be the drawback of using an i5?