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October 22, 2011 8:51:07 PM

Hey, if anyone with insight has just a second to help, I would be grateful!

I'm looking to build a new system: not particularly for gaming; will be on a home wireless network so I need the adapter; will dual boot Linux and Windoze.

Do the following make sense? Is there something else I should add to it (e.g., if my budget supports it, would a 60GB SSD be a nice addition, to make faster booting and running the OS), or subtract?

Thanks!

-- SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-222AB - OEM
-- COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x ...
-- Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
-- Linksys WMP54G 32bit PCI2.2 Wireless-G Adapter
-- SAPPHIRE 100289VGAL Radeon HD 5670 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
-- CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC
-- CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
-- ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
-- Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

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October 22, 2011 8:59:34 PM

That is a very similar build to my own, minus the graphics card of course. You have chosen mostly high end hardware though, it may not be necessary if you are not using it for gaming or other intensive applications. A SSD does make a huge difference in load times for whatever is put on it, but if that is not a big concern for you then don't bother. For example, my computer fully boots in about 10-12 seconds.
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October 23, 2011 9:51:08 PM

I sort of wanted slightly high end, so it'll last that much longer. And thanks for the answer!
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