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    Is this a good computer build?

    2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3820 (10M Cache, Overclocked up to 4.1 GHz)
    8GB (4 X 2GB) Quad Channel DDR3 at 2133MHz
    2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 7870
    2TB 7200 RPM SATA 3Gb/s
    Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ Titanium
    Win7 Home Premium OS

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    Thats pretty good.

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    little overboard on the HDD space don't cha think?
    Still love you Giggletron


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    Sure is a good build, would recommend getting an SSD however.


     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swiftdude View Post
    little overboard on the HDD space don't cha think?
    Na

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    Should I upgrade the memory to,
    16GB (4 X 4GB) Quad Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
    instead of 8GB (4 x 2GB)

    and


    2TB 7200 RPM SATA 3Gb/s
    instead of 1TB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koompa View Post
    Should I upgrade the memory to,
    16GB (4 X 4GB) Quad Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
    instead of 8GB (4 x 2GB)

    and


    2TB 7200 RPM SATA 3Gb/s
    instead of 1TB
    Depends on what you're going to use your PC for most.
    4GB - 6GB should be enough for gaming, might consider 8GB+ when you want to render videos etc
    As for the storage, that really depends on how much you'll be needing.

    So instead of spending money on extra RAM/HDD I would just invest in an SSD.


     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravallo View Post


    Depends on what you're going to use your PC for most.
    4GB - 6GB should be enough for gaming, might consider 8GB+ when you want to render videos etc
    As for the storage, that really depends on how much you'll be needing.

    So instead of spending money on extra RAM/HDD I would just invest in an SSD.
    I would consider a SSD instead of a HDD, but it don't really last that long :/ I love that its very fast, low power consumption and no noise but then again it do cost more :/
    I'll have to see when I have more money to spend.

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    Why go with the LGA 2011 platform? You could get the same performance with a LGA 1155 platform.

    Add a SSD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengali View Post
    Why go with the LGA 2011 platform? You could get the same performance with a LGA 1155 platform.

    Add a SSD.
    New Build..

    2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3820 (10M Cache, Overclocked up to 4.1 GHz) [Should I invest in a better one? Is it really needed?]
    8GB (4 X 2GB) Quad Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz

    Options..
    2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 787
    500GB SS Hybrid MAIN + 1TB 7200RPM Storage
    or
    1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3Gb/s
    Dual 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 7870
    Last edited by DawgiiStylz; 10-27-2012 at 05:21 AM.

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    My proposed build

    i7 3770k
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    128GB Samsung 830 SSD
    1TB WD Black
    2x 7870
    Corsair HX 750

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengali View Post
    My proposed build

    i7 3770k
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    128GB Samsung 830 SSD
    1TB WD Black
    2x 7870
    Corsair HX 750
    Would it be better to have a SSD as a main and a HDD as a backup?
    Would it be better to store what kind of applications on which hard drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koompa View Post


    Would it be better to have a SSD as a main and a HDD as a backup?
    Would it be better to store what kind of applications on which hard drive?
    Basically you would install your programs (aswell as Windows) on the SSD.
    Your media/downloads etc can be stored on your (much larger) HDD.


     

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