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Old March 22, 2010, 12:06 PM
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Hello,

Im building a new pc...

HAF 932 Case

Intel i7 975 Extreme

Corsair i7 Dominator 12 GB Ram

Evga Classified Motherboard

Cooler Master 1250 Watt PSU

Cooler master v10 Heatsink

Im trying to figure out my Hard Drive situation....i want to get a SSD but i want to know would it be better to get a 64GB SSD and a 500GB HD for storage or to do 2x128GB SSDs in Raid 0...the reason I ask is because i know that with the HDs if you put too many files they start to get slower...is this the case with SSDs? Please help me out!!

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Old March 22, 2010, 12:10 PM
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welcome to the board, first if you can afford a 975, put the thing on water, and the 975 is not a good choice, the 980 will give you more for you money

I don't know what you do with your PC, but usally a 128 vertez for the OS drive is enough, even an Intel 80 gb will do the job, hard to say , you have to tell us what the PC is use for.
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Old March 22, 2010, 12:34 PM
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if you need storage then i ssd adn the 500gb if you just need a little bit of room and need lots of speed then 2 ssd. oh and welcome to the forums
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Old March 22, 2010, 12:35 PM
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980 +1 or a 930 that you overclock.

Why 1250 Watts ? I dont see any GPU in your list but 1250 is most of the time overkill.

why 12 GB ? what are you using in for ? 12 gb is most of the time overkill.
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Old March 22, 2010, 02:45 PM
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OCZ, Corsair, Intel.

All are excellent brands. Just be sure to RESEARCH them and choose the right one for you.

On a personal note.......The Vertex/Agility are my first choice.
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Old March 22, 2010, 03:10 PM
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never forget about patriot's version of the same ssd why you ask because they have a 10 year warranty. that's a bug selling point adn for sure if you budgeting in a 975 then getting a 980 hex-core will be the best bang for your buck .jmo
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Old March 22, 2010, 03:19 PM
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TEN YEARS!?!?!?!??!?!?

Wow!!!!!!!
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Old March 22, 2010, 03:24 PM
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yup and there all indilinx ssd just that patriot comes with the big 10 year warranty Patriot Memory - Patriot Solid State Drives
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Old March 22, 2010, 04:21 PM
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Id drop the coolermaster and get a Corsair HX1000, SilverStone Strider Plus 1000W, or even the SilverStone Strider Plus 1500W. CoolerMaster PSU's are not the best - and 1250W is overkill (which means the 1500W one definitly is).

I would not pick a V10. For one, RAM doesn't need to be cooled, and two, for the price you pay for a V10, you can get a much better HSF. Look at the Noctua ones, Megahealms, and Primoshadow
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Old March 23, 2010, 07:12 AM
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Sorry to put in the GPU's 2xEvga 295 GTX in SLI...and I already bought all of the parts mentioned before and they are all installed...well i use it mostly for gaming, modeling, and editing blu ray movies...so i need to know would it be worth installing the games and such on the SSD or be ok on the normal HD?
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