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December 6, 2012 3:03:59 AM

I'm just trying to find the best options to make the perfect build for $1k, this is what I have so far:

CPU: Intel Ivy Bridge 3750k 3.4Ghz

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Video Card: XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M2 RS720-SPM2D3-US 720W

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2

Harddrive: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM

SSD: ADATA S599 AS599S-40GM-C 2.5" 40GB

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP

CD/DVD Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner

Subtotal: $994.90

I'm trying to get the best bang for my buck here. What better options are there for the price? :) 

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December 6, 2012 3:26:05 AM

why don't you check out the system builders marathon, lots of comments on what to do with a thousand bucks over the next couple days
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December 6, 2012 3:26:52 AM

It's really unnecessary, 40GB is much too small to fit much, 60GB is pretty small for that matter. However! It should be noted that you can use Intel's SSD Caching system to cache the SSD with the HDD that will speed up your boot times immensely, in fact to the performance of normal SSDs in some cases.
Also go with this instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You could check out my $1000 build here boosting the GPU, saving some money on the PSU, larger SSD. All the things you want, if you find that 128GB is unnessary, you can drop the 128GB down to a 60GB and you'll be pretty solid.
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module14731235...
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December 6, 2012 3:43:43 AM

aznshinobi said:
It's really unnecessary, 40GB is much too small to fit much, 60GB is pretty small for that matter. However! It should be noted that you can use Intel's SSD Caching system to cache the SSD with the HDD that will speed up your boot times immensely, in fact to the performance of normal SSDs in some cases.
Also go with this instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You could check out my $1000 build here boosting the GPU, saving some money on the PSU, larger SSD. All the things you want, if you find that 128GB is unnessary, you can drop the 128GB down to a 60GB and you'll be pretty solid.
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module14731235...


Thanks for the advice! I'm guessing I could find a tutorial on how to do that somewhere on the internet? I only plan on using it for my OS. Nothing else. I only got the 40gb to have a little headroom, but I'd still rather have a SATA III I guess. ^^
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December 6, 2012 9:42:03 AM

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