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July 26, 2012 10:43:49 AM

Hi guys,

I'm planning a new build and I was wondering what all you guys thought,


Case - CM Storm Enforcer
Processor - i5-3570K
CPU Cooling - CM Hyper 212 Plus
Motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-V LX
RAM - Corsair Vengeance 8GB1600MHz
Hard Drive - Western Digital 750GB Caviar Black
Secondary Hard Drive - Crucial M4 64GB SSD
Graphics Card - Nvidia Geforce GTX 660ti (When it's released)
Power Supply - Corsair TX750
Networking - Internal Wireless N 150Mbps
Sound Card - ASUS XONAR DG 5.1

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July 26, 2012 10:51:42 AM

Howdy,

My advice is to get at least a 128GB SSD or don't get one at all, especially for a relatively high-er end build such as the one you're proposing. The reason for this is because between NTFS format and Windows7, you'll lose almost 20GB of storage space. Considering many games can take up 10GB alone, that makes things pretty cramped. Ideally, I wouldn't even touch one less than 256gb.

Also, if you're running a traditional hard drive as a secondary storage, I would consider getting a slower RPM drive with more capacity. You don't really need a fast hard drive for storage of stuff like videos, music, etc.

I run one of these as my secondary storage drive, it works pretty good:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, you don't need a TX750 if you're only running a single video card, a TX650 would be more than sufficient. Although if you're like myself and looking to keep your options open, the Corsair TX series are darn fine PSUs.
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August 3, 2012 12:31:42 PM

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