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Old September 17, 2012, 10:51 AM
Kingsix Kingsix is offline
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Default pcpartpicker.com and Memory express

I am going to be putting together a new build in about a month, I am in Edmonton and so there are Memory Expresses here, which tend to be the best local place to buy hardware.

I have noticed people posting pcpartpicker.com links up here and have since started using the website.

Finally the question, Does anyone have an experience using pcpartpicker.com to utilize The memory express uber price beat program? Are all alternatives given by pcpartpicker useable for uber price beat?

To make this a build thread I will add the build I am looking at. Mostly PC gaming, a bit of media server etc.



CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $219.99
CPU Cooler Corsair H80 92.0 CFM Liquid $80.10
Motherboard Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 Micro ATX LGA1155 $164.99
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 $39.99
Storage Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" SSD $195.44
Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM $139.79
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB $369.99
Case Silverstone TJ08B-E MicroATX Mini Tower $99.99
Power Supply Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V $119.99
Optical Drive Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $17.93

For the case I am actually considering the Bitfenix Ghost that isn't up on the site yet. Also if there are deals available I may go for multiple 128GB SSD's instead of one 256GB. Then I will keep one as the OS and the other as programs.

If I do a separate OS drive, is 60GB enough and is there any way to automatically set stuff up so that nothing automatically saves or installs on that OS drive?

The 3TB drive will mostly be used for media, downloads, photos, I may actually get two and put them in a NAS RAID 1 setup for redundant backup, so pretty much all documents, videos, music, pictures etc.

Thoughts, and if pcpartpicker works for the uber price beat I could be looking at saving around $113 off the normal ME price right now. :)
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