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Some advice on GPU and HDD/SSD to buy

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January 6, 2013 6:32:43 AM

Hi there, I've finally started upgrading my pc.

Here's my rig

Asus Sabertooth 990fx
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE 3.68GHz Rev. C3
Crucial Ballistix Elite CL8 16GB @ 1600MHz
Sparkle GeForce GTX 285 2GB
WD Scorpio Black 750GB 2.5"

As for the CPU, I've already made up my mind. Since I have my new mobo, I'll go for the FX 8350.

But I really don't know which GPU to go for. I could buy - for pretty much the same money - 2 HD7970 (Sapphire's OC version) and CrossFire them (3GB VRAM), 1 HD7990(6GB VRAM) or 1 Nvidia GTX 680 (those CUDA cores are very tempting :D , but only 2GB VRAM) - around 700-750 euros. What would you suggest? I do game, but I also do some 3D animation (1 point for nVidia here). I'm taking a course, so...

Maybe I should save up a little more money and go for the GTX 690.........

As for the HDD/SSD, I have no idea what to buy. I was thinking about 1 Samsung 830 128GB for the OS (Windows 8) and another for games and heavy applications. But do I really need 2 of them? Should I buy one 256GB SSD (or maybe 2x 128GB SSDs and raid-0 them)? Then buy a 1TB HD and use it as an archive. (I have an external HD connected to my router, so I regularly backup).

So, please, tell me which one is best and why.

Thanks guys. I'm hearing...... :D 

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January 6, 2013 6:35:42 AM

Oh and I also have a 1000w Modular PSU
a b B Homebuilt system
January 6, 2013 7:27:33 AM

I suggest an intel 330 series 180GB. That will leave you plenty of room for your os and games/fav applications
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