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Old 06-25-2012, 11:05 AM   #1
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Red face This summer's build.

I want to know your opinion on this. Please no AMD/Intel fights or ATI/Nvidia dilemmas.

Basically, I want to make sure I didn't overlook anything, and that it will be compatible, because sometimes I space those things

Also, your thought's and opinion's on the brand's of hardware is appreciated.




Case: Rosewill THOR V-2 - $139.99 -

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA - $164.99 -

Processor: AMD FX-8150 - 199.99 -

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB - $129.99 -

Power Supply: Coolmax 1200W ATX12V - $183.99 -

Graphics Card: XFX Double D HD7970 - $459.99 -

Secondary Graphics Card: XFX Double D HD7970 - $459.99 -

Hard Drive: WD VelociRaptor 1TB - $299.99 -

CPU Cooling: Asetek 510LC - Purchased -

--------------------ACCESSORIES-----------------

Fan Controller: Scythe KAZE MASTER Pro - $42.95 -

Mouse: Thermaltake eSPORTS THERON 5600 DPi - $69.99 -

Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90 - 129.99 -

Lights: 2x LOGISYS 15" Blue Cold Cathode - $7.99 ea. -

-------------------MONITORS---------------------

Main Display: ACER S231HL 23" - Purchased -

Secondary Display: ACER S235HLbii 23" - $199.99 -

Third Display: ACER S235HLbii 23" - $199.99 -

EST. TOTAL: $2697.81

Thanks everyone.

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Old 06-25-2012, 05:28 PM   #2
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Nice build. I'm waiting on the upcoming piledriver chips before I upgrade.

Why a velociraptor? They're not much faster than a 7200RPM drive. I would do an SSD boot/HDD data combo. You would get much better gains that way.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:20 PM   #3
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I'm afraid I don't know the true function of an SSD, would you mind explaining what gains I would experience?
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:11 PM   #4
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:50 PM   #5
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I'm afraid I don't know the true function of an SSD, would you mind explaining what gains I would experience?
SSds leave mechanical HDDs way behind babes in speed
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:19 AM   #6
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I dunno. I kinda like having my HDD's.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:59 AM   #7
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The SSD (Solid State Drive) is faster because there are no moving parts. It stores the data in microchips. A HDD has an arm that writes to several layers of Disks. So when you go to access information on the HDD is takes a little longer to find it, because the arm has to remember where it wrote your data. That's the difference. SSD can be a little more pricey. In my opinion if your building this thing for speed I would go with OhSnapWord said "SSD boot/HDD data combo"
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:40 AM   #8
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One more thing to keep in mind because there is no power draw for the motors (that are in a HDD or hybrid hard drive) a SSD the drive uses far less energy than the regular hard drive
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:42 AM   #9
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So what minimal size SSD Would I need for a boot/data combo?
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:17 PM   #10
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If I was spending the money to build it I would not put less then 128gigs!
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