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    Rate this build

    Hello! I'm finally about to buy new gaming computer but I still need more opinions about if this any good or am I just throwing my cash out of the window. All parts will be ordered from hardwareversand.de except the case. So here goes:

    Case Antec Dark Fleet DF-85, full tower, 7 case fans, washable dust filters front & back
    PSU Corsair HX1000W, modular
    Motherboard ASUS P6TD Deluxe, 1366 socket
    CPU Intel i7 930 @ stock 2.8GHz speed, overclocking is under consideration
    CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper N520. I could run it just fine with stock cooler at stock speeds, but keeping future overclocking in mind, this looks like a good thing to buy.
    GPU Dual 460GTX cards, Point of View 1024MB GDDR5
    HDDs 1x Corsair Force 120GB SSD, 2x Samsung SpinPoint F1 RAID 1TB, SATA II (HE103UJ) <- gonna run those 1TB HDDs in RAID 1
    RAM 6GB Triple-Kit OCZ DDR3 PC3-1600MHz Platinum Low-Voltage
    Blu-ray / DVD-drive Samsung SH-B083L
    OS Windows 7 64-bit

    All this including postage is going to cost me roughly 2070€.
    Everyone who know that I'm going to buy SSD have been very skeptical and negative about it. Apparently it eats babies, forms giant black holes that will swallow earth and will end all life in universe after one year of use. Still, I want to try it. Post your thoughts about this build and if you have anything to add, please, do post .
    Last edited by Taistelumestari Viiksi; 2010-08-08 at 09:56 PM.
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    I think that 2TB of storage is a whole lotta porn.

    Video is a Palit GTS450. Main display is a 24" full HD TV. Secondary display is an ACER 19" lcd at 1440x900.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moobious View Post
    I think that 2TB of storage is a whole lotta porn.
    *cough*
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    I have a black belt in common sense compared to your white.

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    How are you aligning the RAID? 0 or 1? If you have an SSD with your most often used programs on it, you hardly need the RAID 0 speed boost. A RAID 1 as data protection might be good... or get a third drive and put them in RAID 5.

    Otherwise, it looks like a good setup to me. I'm not familiar with the cooler, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cilraaz View Post
    How are you aligning the RAID?
    Totally forgot to mention that. RAID 1 is in plans.
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    OMG and here i thought my computer build was badass lmao at myself, soo much for everyone telling me to go i5 when this brother here is using i7, good job bro

    Ok regarding SSD you need to choose one that uses a good percentage of over-provisioning. CAllisto uses 13% over-provisioning than Indilinx's 7% but in the long run will have less risk of cell failure. So this means callisto's ssd has 60gb on it but in reality u can only use 55.8 Gb. Some brands over-provision up to 28% of the drive's capacity. So sometimes cheaper isn't better unless you know exactly what it is you are buying.

    I'd wait on the SSD for at least a few months to go by but if you need the build now then best of luck to you man.

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    According to Corsair Force SSD review @ legitreviews, it over-provisions 28%.
    Currently getting torn apart between Corsair Force SSD and OCZ Agility 2 SSD. :@
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    realy nice build

    that should eat up all the new games with no problems at all
    Intel i5 2500K: Asus Masimux IV Extreme: Palit GTX 680 Jetstream: Chieftec Nitro Series 1200W:Corsair H-100 Hydro:
    8Gb Corsair Vengeance 1600 Mhz CL8: Crucial M4 128Gb+256Gb: Creative Sound Blaster Z: Corsair Obsidian 800D: Plextor PX-880SA

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    SSD boot drives are made of win and awesome. I put one in my machine and haven't regretted a second of it. As long as you have a HDD for media storage, you'll be just fine.

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    Done. Ordered all parts I mentioned in the first post. Now it's just waiting time, waiting time...
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    I thank God I can walk into a compUSA store and just buy my parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaddrak View Post
    I thank God I can walk into a compUSA store and just buy my parts
    Comp USA actually kinda sucks.

    Micro Center Mall is where it's at.

    Video is a Palit GTS450. Main display is a 24" full HD TV. Secondary display is an ACER 19" lcd at 1440x900.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moobious View Post
    Micro Center Mall is where it's at.
    We don't even have a proper computer store here :<
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