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Old 11-22-2011, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Intel Core i7-2600 3.4-3.8GHz Turbo 95W

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Priced under $1500 So far (excluding keyboard mouse monitors and win7 pro) Just looking for some input on my first build
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would get a SSD.
Also, if you plan to overclock, I would get the 2600k, along with a higher end cooler.
Chances are, you don't need 16GB of RAM. 8GB should be fine.
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, I was thinking of getting a cheap SSD put the OS and a few games on it (Namely SC2 and Diablo 3... once it comes out!) I forgot to mention Im giving the other 2 sticks of RAM to friend who needs it.
Whats the difference with the 200k?
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If its a build for just mainly gaming I would grab the i5 2500K and put the bucks you save from that towards an ssd or a gpu or better mobo
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I would get a SSD.
Also, if you plan to overclock, I would get the 2600k, along with a higher end cooler.
I agree with Ghost. Btw, Ghost, I just noticed something about your sig. I have the 640gb Caviar Black too, and mine has 64mb cache, not 32. Did they make two different models? Or did I just make your day by informing you your HDD is better than you thought?
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I would skip the ASRock Extreme 4 Z68 Gen3.
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Hmmm
I had to look up my purchases on newegg to be sure.
Turns out, mine only has 32MB
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Yours is likely the newer version.
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Hmmm
I had to look up my purchases on newegg to be sure.
Turns out, mine only has 32MB
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Yours is likely the newer version.
Ah. Thought I'd make your day better by informing you your hard drive has an extra 32 mb's of esentially useless cache.:P
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