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    Final build (buying tomorrow)

    Hey guys, I'm going to buy my computer tomorrow so I'd like to ask if all this will fit with no problems/if you guys have any suggestions.

    GPU: http://www.gigabyte.us/products/prod...px?pid=4290#ov
    Gigabyte Radeon 7970 GV-R797TO-3GD 3GB GDDR5
    CPU: http://ark.intel.com/products/65523
    I7 3770k Ivy Bridge
    Monitor: http://www.asus.com/Display/LCD_Monitors/VE276Q/
    ASUS VE276Q
    Tower: http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/obsi...ries-650d.html
    Corsair Obsidian Series 650D
    SSD: http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/m...ge/MZ-7TD250BW
    Samsung 840 Series MZ-7TD250BW
    PSU: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A...-650_Platinum/
    Antec EarthWatts EA-650 Platinum
    HDD: http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard...ku=ST2000DM001
    Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001
    RAM: http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/hyperx/blu
    Kingston HyperX blu hukommelse
    Motherboard: http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4/
    Asrock Z77 EXTREME4
    Optical Drive: http://www.samsungodd.com/eng/Produc...level_idx=4504
    Samsung SH-224BB

    Which adapter do I need to buy for the GPU to be able to connect the DVI to a VGA? It's for a second monitor. Link to a site would be appreciated.

    Do I need to buy any seperate cables to connect it all up?

    Thanks for help in advance.
    Last edited by Gooby; 2013-01-03 at 10:40 PM.

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    i'd get a different ssd


    Features
    Sequential Read Speed: Up to 530MB/s

    Features
    Sequential Write Speed: Up to 240MB/s

    there are ssd's out there with double the write speed for the same price no reason to not have one of those. (since im assuming this rig is a long term investment)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    i'd get a different ssd


    Features
    Sequential Read Speed: Up to 530MB/s

    Features
    Sequential Write Speed: Up to 240MB/s

    there are ssd's out there with double the write speed for the same price no reason to not have one of those. (since im assuming this rig is a long term investment)
    Which one could you recommend to get instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gooby View Post
    Which one could you recommend to get instead?
    if with samsung 830 or 840 Pro edition (yes notarget you are reading this correct :P)
    else crucial m4/ocz vertex 4/intel 520/corsair neutron etc are all good alternatives aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    if with samsung 830 or 840 Pro edition (yes notarget you are reading this correct :P)
    else crucial m4/ocz vertex 4/intel 520/corsair neutron etc are all good alternatives aswell.
    I would stay far away from anything made by OCZ, with their bad track record when it comes to SSDs and the recent problems in the company.
    http://www.tweaktown.com/news/26503/...ons/index.html
    http://seekingalpha.com/article/8728...irm-s-problems
    http://seekingalpha.com/article/9834...t-is-it-enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by n0cturnal View Post
    I would stay far away from anything made by OCZ, with their bad track record when it comes to SSDs and the recent problems in the company.
    http://www.tweaktown.com/news/26503/...ons/index.html
    http://seekingalpha.com/article/8728...irm-s-problems
    http://seekingalpha.com/article/9834...t-is-it-enough
    My vertex 4 and the 10 that I have put in other computers seem to be doing just fine never had a problem with them. I guess if you made something back in the day that wasn't so good your doomed forever. I can type in bad asus products or bad corsair products and get 100's of pages of people that have had problems with those products and they are the highest reguarded products on these forums.

    OT get a Vertex 4 and have a faster SSD then everybody's Crucial M4.

    What does a company laying people off have to do with a product quality Sony and Toyota have laid off people and those companies are known to make great products.
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    New SSD, got it. Does it all fit together? Any other upgrades/sidegrades I should do?

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    Bought a 128 gb Vertex 4 for for my laptop and desktop, both are working flawlessly and are performing just as expected Going hard for 6 months now

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    I still wouldn't touch the Samsung 840's either. TLC Nand still leaves a lot to be questioned, especially in longevity, since by nature TLC wears out much faster than MLC and SLC. I just don't see any advantage in being an early adapter of the product when there are plenty good MLC options with faster write speeds that are either cheaper or around the same price. TLC is suppose to make SSD drive cheaper, but we're not seeing that at all here, so there is no perk in picking up a TLC drive right now.

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    I got a question is there a reason that you are going for an I7 I mean do you render and do 3D apps?

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    I would personally opt for a Corsair/XFX/Seasonic PSU. Maybe look at modular ones as well. I also question the need for an i7 like the above poster.

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    I'm going to do quite a bit of video editing/photo editing so I'd like it.

    What is TLC, MLC and SLC? Which brand could you recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theoffice View Post
    I would personally opt for a Corsair/XFX/Seasonic PSU. Maybe look at modular ones as well. I also question the need for an i7 like the above poster.
    Those are good PSU's but the Antec is up there with those PSU's as well. I usually recommend Corsair/XFX/Seasonic/Antec.

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    And SSD's? Is the Samsung really that bad?

    Going to bed now, thanks a lot for the answers so far.

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    samsung 840 pro or 830, not the normal 840 is what you want

    get a 750W PSU so you can crossfire cards later if you need. either a 750w version of the earthwatts platinum or corsair tx/hx/ax 750 or seasonic x750 or x760

    how much RAM? 2x4gb? 1600mhz?

    CPU cooler?

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    Not going to Crossfire.

    How come not just 840?

    2x8 GB 1600 MHz RAM

    Stock CPU Cooler. Not going to overclock right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gooby View Post
    Not going to Crossfire.

    How come not just 840?

    2x8 GB 1600 MHz RAM

    Stock CPU Cooler. Not going to overclock right now.
    Because the 830 and 840 pro are both better than the 840. I think the 830 is usually about the same price as the 840 and it's faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skarsguard View Post
    My vertex 4 and the 10 that I have put in other computers seem to be doing just fine never had a problem with them. I guess if you made something back in the day that wasn't so good your doomed forever. I can type in bad asus products or bad corsair products and get 100's of pages of people that have had problems with those products and they are the highest reguarded products on these forums.

    OT get a Vertex 4 and have a faster SSD then everybody's Crucial M4.

    What does a company laying people off have to do with a product quality Sony and Toyota have laid off people and those companies are known to make great products.
    OCZ has a really bad track record when it comes to SSD and while the Vertex 4 might be good it still hasn't proven itself enough for me to recommend that model to anyone.

    OCZ as a company has done some drastic cuts in both employees and products lately and isn't looking too strong overall as a company, if the company falls or gets sold of to someone else there might be warranty issues later on.
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    I recommend checking this for SSD's:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...rk,3269-6.html

    I'm using a OCZ Vertex 3 240GB for like, 8 months now, not a single problem. I also suggest narrowing down your options and reading up on them specifically on AnandTech. That guy reviews parts like crazy.

    Hierarchy chart shows that OCZ Vertex 3 is actually pretty high on the performance benchmarks. Although it uses 'inferior' architecture than its younger brothers, Vertex 4's, it's still a valid option if you're aiming for performance. It might also be cheaper in terms of price because it's older.

    Just read up on it and make your decision, forums will have different opinions -and pretty biased ones as well- coming from all directions. Ofc they can lead you to the knowledgebases that you might find valuable information, like I'm doing.

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    I recently got a Samsung 830, and while one person's anecdote doesn't mean much, I've been quite happy with it, and reviews regarding it have all been positive.

    SLC, MLC, and TLC is just the technology used. You don't really get to choose those. SLC is old tech. MLC is most SSD's these days. TLC is for special drives, or flash drives.

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