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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by vindicatorx View Post
    If you are smart all your programs. You put your files, pictures, music on the HDD.
    Well sir, like I said, I don't keep up on tech stuff anymore. My system now only has a 500gb HDD and yeah.

  2. #22
    That 64GB SSD will be around 60GB of usable space after formatting it. Windows + WoW takes up 40GB. You want to leave 10-15% of the SSD free so it won't degrade too much in performance.
    That leaves you with maybe 10GB left to install other games or programs.

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    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.71 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.75 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($77.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1097.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 22:26 EST-0500)

    Same price, 128GB SSD, modular PSU and a better cooled GPU.
    Last edited by n0cturnal; 2013-01-15 at 03:27 AM.
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    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xFiM

    I messed up when I put the 64gb up there. -.-

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    I would go with the build n0cturnal posted.

    The better cooling solution on the GPU, plus a couple other things makes it a bit more lovely in my eyes.
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    I'm sorry, but that is the ugliest case I have ever seen ! That build looks excellent If you wanna save the 140 bucks from my orginal build, I'd still take the 256 gb sdd anyday.... Games on a HDD is just painfull after you experience the ssd.

    Idrinkwhiterussians: He doesn't make it better in any way, just abit cheaper with a tiny decrease in performance.
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  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by Toffie View Post
    Idrinkwhiterussians: He doesn't make it better in any way, just abit cheaper with a tiny decrease in performance.
    At the time I made the build it looked like he was desperately trying to squeeze the build in at under $1100.
    I changed his 64GB SSD to a 128GB, changed his 750W PSU to a modular 520W and changed his GPU to one without that horrible reference cooler.
    I would say that is making things better.

    The only real performance difference would be that the EVGA cards states that it is clocked 26MHz higher but that is pretty much just in theory since no one knows what any of the cards end up at after Kepler boost.
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  7. #27
    OP: i would definantly listen to the advice provided in the forum, they have more experience and you came here for that experience ^^, since you don't really get SSDs etc;

    The difference between a HDD and SDD is load times basically, you may think "why do i need one, i can have all my games on my 1 TB HDD" but it isn't for storing all the crap in the world, it's to put things you would like to run smoother and faster on, for example, you ALWAYS put your operating system on it, as it can decrease boot times from something like 30 secs+ to 5-12 seconds. Sounds better right? Well compare that to games, load screens and such.

    so assuming you play wow, on the ssd; OS + wow + other games you play..
    Hdd: movies/music etc.

    I would definantly get a 128gb or above though.

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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($20.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.75 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($85.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1072.22
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-15 13:37 EST-0500)

    Basically the same setup n0cturnal posted, with a gold modular (wow, cheap) PSU and a different cooler. Pushes the price up $6 over what n0cturnal posted, but you do get the gold PSU (Review here) and just about the same cooling.

    It is a great balanced build for the price.

    Edit: Total is $1102.22 after everything, without the discount on the CPU from Microcenter.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    anyone want doughnuts? i hear there is a great shop in Vancouver

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    Swap out that current case with an NZXT Tempest 210, only $10 more than the GAMMA but aesthetically more pleasing and its received a number of positive reviews.

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