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October 12, 2011 10:53:44 PM

I am soon going to build my first comp. I have put together all my components and was wondering how well my build will work out for me. I do plan to set up RAID 0 and possibly OC. My budget is $1000-$1300 but my main question is, is everything compatible and will I be getting the most out of my computer with this setup or should I change some things?

CPU > i5-2500K Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.30 GHz

MOBO > ASUS P8P67 LE B3 Intel P67 Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA 1155), Intel P67 Express, 2200MHz DDR3 (O.C.), Gigabit LAN, 8-Channel Audio, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, AMD CrossFireX Support

Video Card > XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB, DDR5, PCI-Express 2.1 (x16), Dual-DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, CrossFireX Ready

Memory > Corsair Vengeance - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-15000, DDR3-1866MHz, 240-pin

SSD > :Crucial Solid State Drive - 64GB, SATA 6Gb/s (will use 2 for RAID 0)

PS > Thermaltake TRX-650M TR2 RX 650-Watt Modular Power Supply (may replace if I decide to crossfire)

Thanks for the advise guys!

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October 12, 2011 11:04:57 PM

The build is OK, but why would you RAID SSDs? Their performance kills any any HDD and the performance boost from RAID is dubious if existant. The reason that HDDs see a performance boost is that you have two spinning physical drives that cut access speed. The same is not true of SSDs which are big RAM chip arrays. For better speed I'd suggest a good 128 GB SSD (Crucial, Corsair, Intel, etc.) and drop the idea of a RAID of SSDs.
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October 12, 2011 11:08:08 PM

plus, only 6850 on a $1000-1300 build is quite pitiful, unless you're not going to do any major gaming.
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October 13, 2011 12:18:52 AM

for $1300 you can get parts that alot better than what you've selected... take this as a reference...

cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Intel Core i5-2500K - $220

mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 - $125

ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Sniper 8GB F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR - $50

cpu cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR CAFA70 - $24 after MIR

psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LEPA B850-MA 850W - $80 after MIR

gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ECS NGTX570-1280UI-F GeForce GTX 570 - $295 after MIR

hdd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB - $60

ssd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB - $198

odd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LG DVD Burner GH24NS70 - $19

casing: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair Graphite Series 600T CC600TM - $140 after MIR


total: $1211 after MIR excluding shipping
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October 13, 2011 12:20:41 AM

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