Budget Range: Would like to stay under $1300 but I just want the most out of my dollar without skimping on features ans want it all to blend together well.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers.... anything not listed below
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg
Country of Origin:United states
Parts Preferences: I love my WD raptors Ive had in the past I knew they use to be the cats meow but I kind of fell out of loop so im not sure if they still are and Nvidia graphics for sure as well as a modular PSU. I am not putting in a SSD right now but it will happen in the future.
Additional Comments: I will just be gaming with this PC, FPS games and a little WoW. I wont be doing hard core overclocking just the stuff dummies can do. One of my biggest worries is the size of the heatsink on the VRM of the motherboard and the fins on the ripjaw memory making it difficult or impossible to mount my CPU cooler.
The 560 Ti OC is better mainly because it is cooler than a 570, runs likes a stock 570 but it's way cheaper. Also the Twin Frozr is good because it runs at the level of a 570, but still keeping cool. Although the air doesn't exhaust out the back, good airflow solves that problem.
A reason not to go XFX is because it's rather expensive. The $1000 build I suggested, you'd still have room to spare to upgrade the SSD to a 128gb or just get another 560 Ti.
Samsung spinpoint f3 1TB = gg HDD @ $59.99, I believe newegg has a sale on it atm.
Crucial M4 128GB
Crosair Force 3 120GB
both require firmware updates, corsair is a little faster but a little more unreliable.
Crucial's firmware improves performance by 20%, no issues with either firmware.
Corsairs firmware keeps it from failing because of old firmware, no performance boost.
Im assuming the firmware thing applies to a 64 gb m4? If so I might have to upgrade it and reformat if that what it takes, never done that before being that this is my first ssd so some direction would be appreciated