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First time build (thoughts/ feedback)

Hey guys, so this is my first and very long awaited for build and was just hoping to get some feedback on it. im going to be gaming on this and doing a lot of photoshop, video editing and music edits along with overclocking it too.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7073161&sku=I69-2500K

Cooling: Cosair H60
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7335485&sku=C13-2527

Case: Cooler Master HAF X
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6269869&sku=C283-2080

Mobo: Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z ROG mATX
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=684865&sku=A455-3065

Ram: Corsair Vengence 8 GB (2x4) DDR3- 1600MHz, dual channel
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1164737&sku=C13-5744

GPU: XFX HD 6950 2 GB (going to OC this and unlock the additional shader units so this really is going to be a 6970)
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=93094&sku=P450-6958

PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750, 750W
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7195038&sku=C13-2802

SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 SSD 60 GB
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6371304&sku=O261-6299

HHD: 2x 300 GB velociraptors 10000 RPM (getting these for free from work :D)
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=20

WD 2 TB Caviar Green
DVD: Samsung DVD writer SH0222AB

the only thing im not sure yet is how to install the OS and my applications.
should i do 1)
use the intel smart response set up and run one of the velociraptors using the SSD as a cache of frequently used OS, application and data files for quick access

or 2?)
just put the OS and programs on the SSD on its own


once again any feedback is much appreciated and if someone could help me out with my HD arrangement dilemma that would be very helpful
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  1. You should be using a Sata III SSD. Crucial M4 64Gb would fit the bill. But the SataII will still beat the crap out of a HDD as well.

    You should install your OS and apps on the SSD. Games you can probably put on the raptors, or on the SSD if they fit.

    If you do a lot of editing and encoding of video, you should consider i7 2600k instead. It will give you improved performance.
  2. thanks rvilkman i would of def missed the SATA III SSD and thanks for the clear up on the HD set up. i was considering teh 2600k but ive already pushed my allowed budget past what it should be so im just going to have to keep the 2500 and OC the hell out of it.
  3. Best answer
    Yup that is understandable. The $100 is a lot of money anyway, i5 2500k rocks pretty nice for me :)
  4. Best answer selected by adamthepolak.
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