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Old 06-16-2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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Corsair Obsidian 800d
Intel Processor - [Overclockable] Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz, 3.9GHz Turbo Boost (Quad Core)
Intel Motherboard - ASUS P8Z68-V LX [VGA DVI HDMI] SATA 6Gb/s USB3 {4 DDR3 Slots}
Memory - 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
Primary Hard Drive - 2TB 5900 RPM
Graphics Card - Nvidia Geforce GTX 680 2GB (Min. 650 Watt Power Supply)
Power Supply - Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 750 Watt 80 Plus Bronze
CPU Cooling - Asetek 550LC High Performance Liquid Cooling

Should I chnage anything so it will last longer before the need to upgrade it? Or is their anything new coming out I should wait for?

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Old 06-17-2012, 12:07 AM   #2
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Looks good to me. 16GB of RAM is a little insane. I just upgraded from 6 to 8 today, and my computer went from pretty fast to lightning!!
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:26 PM   #3
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Looks good to me. 16GB of RAM is a little insane. I just upgraded from 6 to 8 today, and my computer went from pretty fast to lightning!!
I agree with this, I recently build a desktop very similar to this and I only got 8gb of RAM and I haven't been bottle necked at all by it. Another thing to consider would be an SSD for a boot drive. I have a crucial M4 that I boot and game off of and it's insanely fast.
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Generally a higher RPM is better for mechanical, at the absolute minimum I'd say get a 7200rpm drive, or, as above, get an SSD.

I only run on 4GB, and I still find it quick :3
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:39 AM   #5
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Yea nice specs there mate, However I would recommend buying an SSD (Solid State Drive) maybe 120gb no more or less as you only need to put the operating system on there and other commonly used software!
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SSDs slow down after they've written their own capacity, even if its wiped down again.

Unless some miraculous technological improvement has happened.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:46 AM   #7
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Yes, but if you are only going to put the operating system on it and only a few types of software that is commonly used.. you will notice a massive gain.

The only bad part with SSDs is that they tend to die quicker as they have a short life span due to the size of the chip etc... so only get an SSD if it will benefit you most.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:21 AM   #8
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Surely you should be getting an Asus P8Z77 motherboard?
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:36 PM   #9
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SSD's may degrade but another factor is how often you're upgrading, annually, every few years, etc.
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I would just fork out on an SSD any way, in a few years time they will be a lot cheaper than they are now, plus they can have come down in price over the past few months.
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