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Old 05-02-2011, 06:33 AM   #21 (permalink)
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dagr81, being as you have SATA III ports (6gb/s), then I suggest you look at SATA III SSDs, this one seems the only one around the price of the one you were looking at above: Newegg.ca - Corsair Performance 3 Series CSSD-P364GB2-BRKT 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

It may have less space on it, but it is much faster.

I sorted all SATA III SSDs by lowest price, and the next one in line was this one: Newegg.ca - Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

It's much more expensive but it has tons more space and is slightly faster...
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:23 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I see thats the defference figured one was better than the other.
Thanks again guyz, you are very helpful
I am tempted to get the $246 SSD,
alsothing maybe i should wait see if it drops down in price.

total price of the system is;

CPU Intel Core i5-2500K Quad-Core Socket $219.99

Mother Board MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $169.99

PSU CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply $124.99

Case COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$89.99

Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $59.99

CD/DVD/BR Drive LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Suppor $24.99

GPU SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 $274.99

Memory CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 $111.99

makes it a grand total of $1076.92
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You can get a better deal on the hard drive listed below. Same one, but more GB and it's cheaper due to free shipping.
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:51 PM   #24 (permalink)
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That HD is 74 on newegg.ca
would be nice if i could buy if of the us site and have it ship but can't,
also if i don't go with and SSD then i will just get a bigger HD
I am not OC yet(need more info) but when i do i will need more cooling for CPU right?
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If you want to get any significant increase in performance, then yes.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:03 PM   #26 (permalink)
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well i am going to go with that set up, hopefully every thing turns out good

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Old 05-06-2011, 07:00 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I have one problem i can't seem to find the GPU. Out of stock and tiger and newegg
From what i read shipper GPU are better than most. Should i go with another brand?
or nother GPU from them
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Newegg.com - XFX HD-695X-CNFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

XFX is a good brand + lifetime warranty. I believe this has better specs than the "original" 6950 from XFX which is cheaper, but sold out.
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:21 PM   #29 (permalink)
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ok and what the defference between the GPU and this oneNewegg.ca - SAPPHIRE FleX 100312FLEX Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

they are both 6950 2b memory
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Not much. The only difference is the price, the manufacturer (which means cooling differences and different drivers...don't know who's is better), and XFX's lifetime warranty vs. Sapphire's warranty which I think is somewhere between 2-5 years, not lifetime)
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