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  # 459454 16-Apr-2011 17:09
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Uhh i see so it really isnt worth it to get the 2133. Thanks for that ill downgrade it to the 1600 mem. Yea the only program that i would be accessing on quite a frequent basis would be Autocadding. Other then that theres nothing else that i would frequently use other than games so do you think the old internal will suffice?

Have just added the 1TB HD and removed the SSD. and dropped the ram down to 8GB 1333

HD is a Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS 7200.12 SATA3 6Gb/s NCQ 32MB 7200RPM Hard Drive

Total build cost comes to: $1860 GST inc.

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  # 459462 16-Apr-2011 17:18
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I do love my two SSDs, but I value the ability to save heaps of data on my spinning disks. I have 60GB and 120GB SSDs, plus 2x 1TB and 2x2TB internal disks. I wouldn't give up any of them.

For you an SSD will help the OS and apps load more quickly, which may be an advantage for games. You can always add one later though, they're not essential they're just nice to have.


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  # 459469 16-Apr-2011 17:26
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Woah seriously? lol i dont think id be able to fill those disks in 20 years let alone 1-2 years must be some serious data you got on that com.

Yea definitly looking to go for an SSD just not right now. Pockets are already hurting enough from the build lol.

Ok so heres the final build ive decided on going with:

CPU - i5 2500 Sandy Bridge
GPU - XFX ATI 6950
MOBO - P67 (revised B3 chipset)Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3-B3
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS 7200.12 SATA3 6Gb/s NCQ 32MB 7200RPM Hard Drive
RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws X series 8GB DDR3-1333
PSU - Corsair HX-650 ATX 650W Bronze
Case - Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Black Gaming Case (Front,Rear,Top 140mm Fans)
Cooling - PATRIOT VORTEX Extreme Performance MEMORY active cooling fan & COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Universal (Intel Core i5/i7 ready) CPU Cooler with PWM + VR controller
Windows 7 Home prem 64-bit

This build comes to a total cost of 2039 inc GST.

Any final thoughts on this at all? see anything wrong? compatability issues whatnot?
Would be greatly appreciated as ill be broke for weeks after this build! lol

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  # 459473 16-Apr-2011 17:43
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Btw Big thanks goes out to timmmay, vinnieg, xpd, gilco2 and everyone else who contributed to this thread. Greatly appreciated people.


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  # 459474 16-Apr-2011 17:44
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Before you hit "buy" ask someone with more up to date knowledge about RAM about if that's the right ram for the motherboard. Maybe you do want the faster ram, i'm not 100% sure.

I'm not sure you need the aftermarket cooler, the stock one should probably do the job.

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