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December 6, 2012 2:37:28 PM

So I'm planning to upgrade my system. Now, tehere are some stuff I'm not really sure aboout, but first I'll tell what the would the new system look like.

Case: Coolermaster Sniper
CPU: Core i7-3770K
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4096MB
RAM: Kingston Technology HyperX 16 GB Kit (4x4 GB Modules) - KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX
PSU: SevenTeam Real 850W
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper N 512
Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V
HDD: 2 x Seagate 7200RPM 500GB 3.5in 6GB/s
SDD: Intel 520 Series Solid-State Drive 120 GB 6GB/s

So, mys questions are:
1) Is this build ok?
2) About the Mobo, it has 2 storage controllers. All the storage devices I'm using support 6GB/s. The sotrage controllers on the Mobo are an Intel® Z77 chipset controller and an ASMedia® PCIe SATA controller. Now, I was thinking about using the SSD as a boot drive only, and the HDDs as main drives for storage. Is this going to be possible with this Mobo?

Thank you.

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December 6, 2012 2:41:38 PM

Btw, both these controllers have two 6Gb/s SATA ports each. And I'm not really planning to overclock anything.
December 6, 2012 3:00:16 PM

Save yourself some money and get the 3770 and not the 3770k which is the one with an unlocked multiplier if you don't plan to overclock.

Never heard of that brand of PSU I'd swap it out for a known brand with a good reputation. And you can use a CM Hyper 212 Evo it may be cheaper and will probably work better.
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December 6, 2012 6:03:02 PM

Yea, about that PSU. I'm not buying it. I already have it. You may not know it as I live in Brazil, however that is a very known brand here. And I do recommend it, I've been using it for 3 years straight and i have never ever had a single problem with it. Most products of that brand even come with braided cables and all that fancy stuff. But that info on the porcessor was really helpful. Thanks.

Though what i really really need to know is the thing about the mobo SATA controllers - wether if I'll be able to use the ssd as a boot disk and 2 hdds in raid as main storage or not.
December 6, 2012 6:16:40 PM

Bumpity bump.
December 6, 2012 6:56:31 PM

Bump²
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December 6, 2012 7:30:02 PM

Not sure if they are compatible, i suspect they are? Why 2x 500gb when if you combined money you could easily get 2gb with 1 HDD. Or you could just drop the HDD and get a 256gb SSD if you dont really have many movies.
December 6, 2012 7:37:16 PM

Because 2x500 GB makes a RAID 0 controller. And this PC is meant for gaming, I'm not worried about storing movies. But again, I'm not buying these 2 HDDs, I'm reusing them form my actual build from the present moment.
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December 6, 2012 7:44:07 PM

Ah ok.
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