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Old July 28, 2010, 06:55 AM
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samsung f3 for a WD Black 1tb 64mb cache (make sure it's the 64mb version)

No, Sawp the F3 for a F1. They are WAY faster then anything WD make. Even near a raptor 600GB.
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Old July 28, 2010, 07:06 AM
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Your choice of components is quite good. I would add another vote for the EVGA 460, WD 1 tb black, and the modular HX 750 from Corsair. I own the Asus board and love it. Lastly, I would consider adding an SSD for your OS and as I never saw which OS you'll be using would recommend Win 7 64 bit.
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Old July 28, 2010, 07:18 AM
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For somebody who's "learning", you've done a great job of putting together a system that'll kick a fair bit of butt. :)

Only small thing I'd suggest is purely a personal preference, but I'd go with MX2 Thermal Compound if you can find it. I've found it to be the most consistant TIM in terms of easy application. I'd like to be able to suggest MX3, but I personally haven't had a chance to use it, and I've heard that they've changed the consistancy so it might not live up to the ease-of-application that MX2 excelled at.

I'd also second (or third) having a look around at what kind of luck folks have had with Sparkle warranties..... I can't fault their kit as I've been beating the cwap out of a sparkle GTX275 for over a year now without any problems, but I'd be leery of their North American warranty service until I had some personal testimonials.

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No, Sawp the F3 for a F1. They are WAY faster then anything WD make. Even near a raptor 600GB.

Samsung F1 1Tb Vs Samsung F3 1Tb - bit-tech.net Forums

^^ Should I still be considering the F1? And why? Honest question. I'm just trying to educate myself.
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^^ Should I still be considering the F1? And why? Honest question. I'm just trying to educate myself.
Ho that my bad, None of us are perfect:P The F3 is the faster one. Read this review and see how they are dead faster compare to anything WD can do.
7,200-RPM terabytes from Hitachi, Samsung, Seagate, and WD face off - The Tech Report - Page 1
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To be honest for what your looking to do with this system you could save alot of money by going with either an AMD build (X4 955, X6 1055) or a 1156 build (I3 530, I5 750) But still have MORE then enough horsepower to get the job done. I do alot of photo editing in lightroom and photoshop, as well as some 3dsmax work and the i3 530 has never come close to lagging behind. Personally I would go with a lower priced CPU/MB/Ram setup and spend the extra money on a bigger video card.

What Resolution will you be gaming at exactly?

These are just my humble opinions, Im in a very similar position as you and I just see the i7 as being overkill for anyone other then benchmarkers, but it really depends on how much money you wanna throw at your build.
I've been dwelling on this comment as well. I'll see if I can e-build something along these guidelines and see where I also get. Thanks for your suggestion, Reality.
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