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Final Gaming Build ($600-$650), advice please

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April 9, 2012 5:42:11 AM

Finally I came to a conclusion with this build. I am going AMD for sure.

My only concern is if I should get a 64 to 128 ssd instead and try and and incorporate this old dell hard drive in the meantime. Also, I have a macbook pro that I keep most of my media and school programs on. I will be using this machine for gaming.

Is it worth it to get a SSD or should I stick with the 500gb hard drive?

Thanks guys.


Box 70
NZXT Guardian
http://www.amazon.com/Guardian-Bla [...] &sr=8-6066
Power Supply 60
Rosewill Green Series 630W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817182200
Motherboard: 90
Asus M5A97 AM3+ AMD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131767
Processor: 125
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE 3.4Ghz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103727
Graphics card: 150
SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814102908
Ram: 47
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231314
Storage: 100
Western Digital 500gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136769
April 9, 2012 5:54:31 AM

well aside from rebooting in seconds i can say the biggest benefit my ssd has brought me is... bf3 load times

with the most recent update, rounds start nearly as quickly as i load into the game. i am in game running around while 90 percent of the server is still loading the map. i get my first choice of vehicle everytime. to me, thats really something

not to mention load times in other games i barely see a loading screen. transitions in levels are smoother. no sitting around staring at loading screens
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