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Building first PC since 2004!

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December 12, 2011 3:27:17 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Immediately after the holidays - before the new year

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates

$2k

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Gaming, hackintosh, web development, server, linux distribution testing

Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

Keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)

Newegg

Country: (e.g.: India) we need to know where these parts are being assembled

USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)

Non really

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

Maybe

Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

1900x1200 for day to day, but I don't mind dropping down to a 1600 resolution for better performance while gaming

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)

Definitely looking to have multiple drives with different OSes - OSX primary, windows SSD, multiple linux partitioned drive, media drives. One major question is the size of the windows SSD - I'd like to save some cash by getting a 128 but unsure if that will come back to bite me in the ass later - or should I use the raptor for the windows partition and the SSD for my main OS? I haven't used anything other than 5400 RPM HDD in the past unfortunately.

The only game I really care about playing is SWTOR, but I'll always entertain the price/performance difference for upgraded components that I don't necessarily need.

I built a newegg cart with the help of a friend and looking for feedback:

Graphics: EVGA GTX 570 HD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68 Deluxe - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: Intel I7-2600K 3.4GHz - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OSX HDD: WD 300GB Raptor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Media HDD: Samsung 1TB 7200RPM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Windows HDD: Crucial 256GB SSD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power Supply: SeasSonic 850W - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling 92mm - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: Silverstone Raven RV02B-EW - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks for any feedback/comments/suggestions/help!

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December 12, 2011 4:35:20 PM

Run from WD 300GB Raptor and the 256GB SSD
Get 2 128GB SSD, one for OSX and other for Windows. It's more than enough
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December 12, 2011 4:55:39 PM

Are you suggesting axeing the Raptor and running two SSDs with a media drive? Or are you suggesting running two SSDs, the Raptor, and the media drive? If the latter, what is the use for the Raptor?

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