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Old 04-25-2012, 12:29 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Only thing I would change is the GPU.

$210 - EVGA GTX 480. Same price as your current choice but with a lot more power; it will be warm though so would suggest using the mesh side-panel on your case.

$295 - EVGA GTX 570. Not sure its worth the $85 more performance wise versus the 480, but will run a bit cooler.
Thanks a lot. I will go with the 480 then.

I had planned on using the mesh side panel and mounting 4 fans, I was just curious should they be blowing in or out? Should all 4 be blowing the same direction?

As well, the CPU cooler I picked out looks rather lage, do you think I will have any problems with it?
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I would say all four blowing air into the case, if they will all fit.
The cooler will work fine with the case, but you may not be able to mount a fan on the top left of the side panel.

How I set up fans: Intake = front, side, bottom; Exhaust = top, rear.
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a 650W will be plenty for that build.
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

also the motherboard already comes with 4 SATA cables, so you don't need extra.
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a 650W will be plenty for that build.
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

also the motherboard already comes with 4 SATA cables, so you don't need extra.
Alright, thanks for the suggestion. As well, thanks a lot for pointing out that the motherboard comes with SATA cables, I guess I should read more thoroughly.
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Only thing I would change is the GPU.

$210 - EVGA GTX 480. Same price as your current choice but with a lot more power; it will be warm though so would suggest using the mesh side-panel on your case.

$295 - EVGA GTX 570. Not sure its worth the $85 more performance wise versus the 480, but will run a bit cooler.
570 over 480 for sure.
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Get one 1TB drive its cheaper than 2 500GB drives. You can get a 1TB drive for around 100 bucks
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Get one 1TB drive its cheaper than 2 500GB drives. You can get a 1TB drive for around 100 bucks
I had planned on putting them in raid 0 for performance. I forgot to mention that. I could be completely wrong as I have been about everything in this thread.
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So I was about to place my order; and I went back and double checked everything. So I was looking at the SSD and I noticed the one I had chosen had:
Sustained Sequential Read: up to 280MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write: up to 270MB/s

I started to look at some slightly large drives and saw numbers such as:
Sustained Sequential Read: up to 500MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write: up to 95MB/s

I'm assuming the second would be better for performance because Windows typically is just going to be reading data, correct?

I am also wondering if I am making a bad decision by deciding the put the two seagate HDD's in raid 0?
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I would go for the SSD you originaly had, the Crucial. You don't want a 95MB/s write on an SSD.
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I would go for the SSD you originaly had, the Crucial. You don't want a 95MB/s write on an SSD.
How about something like this?
Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR60GB 2.5" 60GB SATA III Asynchronous MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Before I order everything, I'd still like to know if I shouldn't be going for the raid0?
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