560 is much worse than a 570 or 580. If you want the highest of the high end gaming performance don't go with a 560 because that is more oriented to gamers on a budget.
SSD - It mainly reduces loading times, yes. You have to install the stuff you want to load on it including all the data files to be used during the loading, but you can cut load times by half with one of these. I wouldn't go under 64 GBs if you want to go this route. Crucial makes the highest quality SSDs and OCZ the lowest.
Motherboard - Either should work, I would go with the 4 rather than the 3.
Operating System - If you are going to buy these parts, build them yourself, and use the finished computer for your own personal use, you must choose a different OS product. According to the license terms, the OEM license only becomes legal when the system is transferred and it cannot again be transferred so you must sell the computer and it cannot be sold back to you.
If you already have a legal copy of XP or Vista that you will agree not to use, you can buy a Windows 7 Upgrade CD for the same cost as an OEM CD.
If you are a student, you can buy a full version either through your school or through Microsoft's website that is very cheap.
Otherwise, the license agreements say that you must use a non-OEM retail full version copy of the operating system in order for your license key to be legal.
yeah i do want high end graphics but if i get the msi 560 twin frozr...... is it worth the wait for the prices to skyrocket down? and then maybe sli some 570 or 580s? or beyond?
with mobo just looking on the reviews theres not much difference just a few usb3 and sata. is it worth the difference in price?
the benefits of being a student saved me some money.
psu yeah i like it and the reviews say its amazing but it is quite on the dollars end.
Approximate Purchase Date: few months not a rush (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))
Budget Range: few grand (NZL DOLLAR). cheaper the better (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: office internet movies HI gaming
Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: computerlounge.co.nz, tastech.co.nz, amazon ,ebay, pconline.co.nz, dodgybasterds.co.nz (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)
Country: NEW ZEALAND (e.g.: India) we need to know where these parts are being assembled
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) NZXT case INTEL and Nvidia perfered, 40inch LED/LCD (depends on price but want quality)
SLI or Crossfire: Yes sli
Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200) A 40 inch tv. maybe to a 100inch HD projector
Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC) Quite would be nice
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/35396-63-windows I'd stay away from the oem windows if you ever plan to upgrade the motherboard and the cpu in windows 7 life time as they do not have to reactivate your windows oem and that would force you to buy a new copy.
AFAIK, Microsoft didn't change their minds. From what I understand, someone took them to court and forced Microsoft to stop letting hobbyists use OEM licenses.
Mind quoting that source? It be interesting to read to say the least. I'd be surprised if some others don't take them to court soon getting tired of updating windows every 3 years. (hey people have sued for less like the people spilling hot coffee on themselves >_< ) Or some one if they fail to activare/reactivate their windows.
You are welcome to try to dig it up on your own, though.
I think i will as i like to know as much as i can on things. I live by "if i can learn at least one new thing each day thats unwasted day" And thats kind of why i got into building my own pc's. It make for an interesting read if nothing else