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Old 05-27-2011, 12:42 AM   #1
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Default New rig build. Do some tweaking please!

Ok, first post, hello everyone. Im pulling the triiger on this system in the next week or two. Its gonna be 99% gaming rig usage. I dont wanna spend more than $1700 before shipping.. Heres what i have picked out so far. Tweak my setup so i can get the best price/performance if you would. I want to sitck with nvidia gtx580 and the K series processors.Thanks!!

Parts i have to swap from another rig...
-1 TB 7200RPM HD
-500GB 7200RPM HD
-GTX260 (Use as a dedicated physx card?)
-50" Samsung Plasma 1080P Monitor (1920x1080)
-Mouse, keyboard, surround sound speakers...
-Windows 7 Ultimate

Parts to Order....


Mobo - Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

i5 2500K

GTX580 (EVGA or PNY) (1.5GB)

SSD - Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Memory - Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8

CPU Cooler - Newegg.com - CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler

Case - Newegg.com - NZXT Phantom PHAN-001RD Red Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

PSU - Newegg.com - Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-S-B 850W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire Ready, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply

Average CD/DVD burner...

approx total is like $1600...

What you guys think?

Thanks again!
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Old 05-29-2011, 02:28 AM   #2
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Default Re: New rig build. Do some tweaking please!

If you are only going with one hard drive. Replace it with a Newegg.com - OCZ Solid 3 SLD3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Your motherboard supports this faster model (Be sure to plug it into the sata 3 port). Also, if you do that get 1 more and put them into RAID 1 for performance. Choose a 4KB or larger cluster size for those SSD drives.
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^TRIM doesn't support RAID. Getting rid of TRIM would render any performance boost seen with RAID as unnoticable.

I assume you're going to transfer the 1TB and 500GB drives from the other one? or atleast one of them. A single SSD isn't going to hold many games.
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Yes I am transferring both HDDs from my old rig. The 1 TB is brand new and empty and the 500 is about full. I was just using the SSD for the operating system.
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