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July 4, 2012 4:22:20 PM

I'm looking to start building my own system here in a few weeks and need help. I'm looking to spend around $800-900, I already have a video card that I will use on it so no need for a new one. I plan to use it for gaming but super ultra graphics aren't really a priority for me, speed is everything. Thanks in advanced!

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July 4, 2012 5:34:50 PM

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard - $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Quad-Core Desktop Processor - $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler - $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133MHz Desktop Memory - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial M4 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $73
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS DVD Burner Black SATA Model DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS - $27
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $790 :) 
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July 4, 2012 5:41:26 PM

32GB SSD with Windows will have very little space left. Get 64 or 90 gigs. OP, are you overclocking? If you are, get a CPU cooler. A Cooler Master Hyper 212+ will help you overclock.
July 4, 2012 5:50:10 PM

Get a Samsung or Crucial drive.
July 4, 2012 6:04:49 PM

I disagree. In boot-up, and opening apps, it's lightning-quick. However, if you are referring to games, you are right. SSD's do not have a performance impact on games. The games will load faster, but you won't get better FPS.
July 4, 2012 7:09:30 PM

obsama1 said:
I disagree. In boot-up, and opening apps, it's lightning-quick. However, if you are referring to games, you are right. SSD's do not have a performance impact on games. The games will load faster, but you won't get better FPS.


I think you misunderstood. I am not saying an SSD won't improve performance in general usage of your computer.
I am saying the difference between an HDD and an SSD is so night and day, that the difference between a Crucial M4 and a Samsung 830 in terms of real world usage might not be noticeable coming from someone who has only used HDDs.
July 4, 2012 7:56:14 PM

Correct, but you do want to get a reliable SSD. The Sandforce drives have a high-failure rate.
July 4, 2012 8:53:57 PM

No drive he suggested has a Sandforce controller.
July 4, 2012 9:05:08 PM

M4 uses the Marvell controller if I remember correctly.
July 4, 2012 9:08:31 PM

Yep, and so does the 830. :) 
July 4, 2012 9:17:19 PM

I know. However, you do want to stay away from them.
July 4, 2012 9:24:01 PM

Uh no. The M4's are probably the most reliable SSD's I have used. And I have used plenty. Intel is winner for the pure stability and the 830 is second for stability+speed while the M4 is third for obvious reasons. I do not know where you get your information, but unless you have had "many" bad experiences with them then...

Bottom line, if buying an SSD get the 830. If it is too expensive then the M4 is the next best choice.
July 4, 2012 9:30:08 PM

rocknrollz said:
Uh no. The M4's are probably the most reliable SSD's I have used. And I have used plenty. Intel is winner for the pure stability and the 830 is second for stability+speed while the M4 is third for obvious reasons. I do not know where you get your information, but unless you have had "many" bad experiences with them then...

Bottom line, if buying an SSD get the 830. If it is too expensive then the M4 is the next best choice.

Or the Vertex 4, which combines the 830's fast speed and the M4's reliability. And btw, he said to stay away from Sandforce drives, not the M4/830.
July 4, 2012 10:10:15 PM

Yes, that's why I said get the Crucial M4 or Samsung drives. Just stay away from Sandforce ones. I was agreeing with you!
July 4, 2012 10:13:18 PM

And I was defending you! :) 
July 4, 2012 10:17:13 PM

Thanks! *High-five*
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