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Old September 20, 2011, 06:25 PM
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Default finalising new build, opinions?

Primary uses: gaming/video editing
All components being purchased from: pccasegear.com.au
purchase date: tomorrow
overclocking: most likely
Resolution: 1920x1080

CPU: i5-2500k
CPU cooler: cooler master hyper 212+
GPU: evga gtx 570 superclocked
MOBO: gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3R-B3
RAM: 8gb corsair vengeance
HDD: 1TB seagate barracuda ST31000524AS
PSU: 850W Silverstone Strider Plus
SSD: 120gb OCZ vertex 2
Case: Cooler Master 690 ii advanced

Queries: 1.I am not sure whether the ssd is worth the money when i could spend the extra cash on a 2600k or gtx 580.
2. I was considering the ASRock Z68 extreme4 gen3 motherboard, is this better than the one i have listed
3. I have heard samsung spinpoint hardrives are good, are they better than the one i have listed

Thanks in advance
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Old September 20, 2011, 06:41 PM
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well with z68 you have caching so you really only need a 60gb ssd. for the hdd i perfer western digital particularly caviar black. i dont really know intel boards all that well but i would stick with the giga. so hopefully that saves you some money.
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Old September 22, 2011, 12:36 PM
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If you're into clocking at all Gigabyte is the way to go, cheap and great clockers. If you're going SSD caching route, then it really doesn't matter which HDD you buy, especially with a 120gb cache.
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