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  Reply # 1189150 5-Dec-2014 09:25
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Hmm.. SSD as an after project would be more of a hassle. SSD is more than worth it from the start... trust me.. i would never have a PC without it.

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  Reply # 1189538 5-Dec-2014 18:00
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Poll: I made this List by starting with what you had and swapping out a few parts, more designed around being able to upgrade parts later on but still being fully usable now.

It's $55 more expensive but has a gtx970 and an ssd in it and you can drop in a core i5 and more memory later on.

I am guessing you would like me to overclock the CPU to about 4.1-4.3GHz? Also, only a 128 GB SSD and no 1TB HDD, I think I'll get a 1TB HDD and make the SSD an after-project.

Overclocking is optional and not actually able to be done with that motherboard so no I went with that because I've read reviews of it being used for gaming so it is a known quantity rather than an estimate.

If you're going with only one drive then you'd be nuts not to go with an ssd, If 128 gig isn't enough storage space for you then stretch the extra $70 or so for a 500 gig drive to complement it.
There is a reason everyone harps on about getting an ssd, they really are worth it, especially for your operating system drive.
If you go with a regular spinning disk first and then want to swap in the ssd later then you'll want to know your way around imaging software else you're not going to have a good time, it's rarely fun shrinking partitions to fit onto smaller drives.

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