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Pulling the trigger tomorrow - whatcha think?

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January 12, 2012 2:49:25 PM

2nd build. Current rig is 939 @ 3.0ghz w/ 9600GT. :) 

Approximate Purchase Date: 1/13
Budget Range: ~$1000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, card reader
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg
Country: usa
Parts Preferences: see below
Overclocking: eventually
SLI or Crossfire: no
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 now, eventually 1920x1200

Already bought: I5 2500k, Windows 7 Home 64, Antec 300, Asus Blu-ray burner, Skyrim

Shopping cart (click):

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Everything look good?
January 12, 2012 3:49:39 PM

Question.. can I install windows in RAID on a single drive to take advantage of a future SSD purchase using the Smart Response technology?
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January 12, 2012 3:54:39 PM

nice build =) if you ever overclock consider the 212 hyper evo + liquid cooling is junk
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January 13, 2012 2:46:52 AM

quick question, and maybe a dumb one.

I didnt notice an IDE port on your motherboard, yet your CD drive is IDE?
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January 13, 2012 2:50:10 AM

OMG fantastic question!!! I did not notice that. I owe you a beer.
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January 13, 2012 3:06:41 AM

txrider said:
OMG fantastic question!!! I did not notice that. I owe you a beer.



haha no problem, happens to the best of us.
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January 13, 2012 3:41:38 AM

Ok... so shopping for a new HDD (now that the combo deal incentive doesn't work - that was the burner).. and these prices suck. Sooooo I'm thinking I'm gonna buy a 60 gb SSD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) and play for a few months before I'll need more storage.

At that point, hopefully the mechanicals have come down in price and I'll pick up a TB.
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January 13, 2012 3:48:06 AM

Latest setup:
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3A-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 13, 2012 1:48:11 PM

BOOOOM - trigger pulled.

$581.93 (this stuff) + 2500k ($194) + Antec 300 ($37) + Windows ($99) + Asus Blu-ray Burner ($69) = $980.93

I'm happy. Thanks all!
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January 13, 2012 7:22:43 PM

looks good, enjoy
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January 26, 2012 3:58:01 PM

Well guys I've been fortunate. No bad parts, everything went together smoothly.

I've since bought a 500GB WD Caviar Blue for extra storage and plan to buy the Hyper 212 heatsync to do some overclocking. I bought the Intel Performance Tuning plan so no reason not to.

The SSD is awesome. I can cold boot in under 30 seconds and still have 20GB free after Windows, Office, and Skyrim. Gave my old system to the little brother so he's happy.

Thanks for your help.
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