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Final thoughts about pre build

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October 2, 2011 1:48:58 AM

So this is what I have come up with and I think is going to be my final desision on my new build. Just wanted to see what you guys think and see if you find any possible bottle necks or other hardware compatibility problems.

Case- Corsair Obsidian 650D
Optical drive- Asus OEM drive
mobo- GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3
Cpu- I7 2600k
Ram- 8gb DDRIII Corsair Vengence
Hyper 212 aftermarket fan
HDD- Seagate Barracuda- 1TB HDD- 7200rpm
SSD- Patriot Pyro 60GB
Video Card- GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6970
Sasonic 850X Gold 850 Watt PSU
Windows 7 64bit OEM

I think thats everything hopefully I didn't forget anything
October 2, 2011 2:00:15 AM

based on the video card im betting that gaming is the goal. if so the 2500k gets the same gaming performance for $100 less.
you seem to have everything though.
October 2, 2011 2:00:44 AM

How can you ask what we think when you did not tell us what you will be doing with it.
If it's gaming, i5-2500k will do - take the savings and upgrade something else. If it's not just gaming.....
Give us more info.
-Bruce
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October 2, 2011 2:02:23 AM

Opps yes I meant to put that in there that it would be for gaming then I got so busy and excited typing I forgot.
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October 2, 2011 2:06:09 AM

The SSD is a tad small if you want to put the OS on it. I'd go 128GB, minimum. That way, all your programs will have plenty of room for themselves and their data and saves and all.
October 2, 2011 2:14:41 AM

All I wanted to do was use the SSD as a boot drive for Windows 7. I didn't want to put anything else on it. I was told on this forum that 60gb's was enough for just windows and actually Windows wouldn't even take up the full 60 gigs.
a b B Homebuilt system
October 2, 2011 2:34:06 AM

rds1220 said:
All I wanted to do was use the SSD as a boot drive for Windows 7. I didn't want to put anything else on it. I was told on this forum that 60gb's was enough for just windows and actually Windows wouldn't even take up the full 60 gigs.


Yeah, that's right, but you don't want to have to micro-manage your drives. My present configuration has Vista 32 on a 136-Gig scuzzy, and I'm over 100 Gig right now. I don't know exactly what it all is, but I'd really hate to constantly be presented with decisions to be made every time I went to download or install or save anything. Get a nice, roomy C drive is my advice.
October 2, 2011 2:49:55 AM

Ok. Its another 100+ dollars I'll have to think about it. Could it be so full from windows updates?
a b B Homebuilt system
October 2, 2011 12:11:09 PM

rds1220 said:
Ok. Its another 100+ dollars I'll have to think about it. Could it be so full from windows updates?


Dig it. Restore points are pretty big, too. And Far Cry 2 saved games are about 5 meg, and it deposits one every two minutes. You have to manually thin them out from time to time if you want to have any room at all for porn.
October 4, 2011 6:11:22 PM

Well I ended up going with 128GB SSD but I had to make cuts in other places to make it work so I went with the I5 2500K instead of the I7 2600k. I really wanted the I7 but it was just going to be to much with that SSD. Just the SSD and Cpu would be about 500 dollars not including eveything else.
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