Re: New Build Advice
Got a budget in mind? At the moment, the best basis for machines is to be found with Intel's Sandy Bridge chips, they're reasonably cheap and very fast. I'd recommend the i5 2500k. There's a huge range of motherboard, starting at like £30/$40ish and going up to £300/$600 or there abouts. Your budget will really affect what motherboard you'd go for. More 'stable' graphics line at the moment is Nvidia's GTX range, the 460 is a good start, but the 550 to 570 cards are the enthusiast ones. as for SSDs/HDDs, if you were going to store your OS on it, only your OS would load fast, because they're so small-capacity at the affordable end, that the OS is all that fits on them. If you're going to store your games on 1TB magnetic drives, I'd say just use magnetic drives throughout. Plus, overlooking SSDs gives you a fair amount extra to put out on other stuff. Like, if you think about it like this (talking in £, because I'm english :]) the average 60GB SSD is about £100, for that money you could get 2TB worth of magnetic drives.
EVGA SLI Micro Z68 // Intel i5-2500k // 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1866MHz // Overclocked 2GB MSI R9 270X // Corsair Carbide SPEC-03 // Kingston Hyper-X 120GB // 2TB WD Green + 500GB WD Black