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    Short Fuse [AK]Gunny Highway's Avatar
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    New gaming PC

    With BF3 and Tribes around the corner figured it's time to put a new rig together been a few years. Anyone have anything good or bad to say about SSD's (Solid State Drives)? Also here is the breakdown if anyone has any of this gear please let me know good, bad or indifferent.

    Memory $149.98 CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Receive a $10 prepaid card by mail from Corsair! Expires on 8/15/11

    CPU $314.99 Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
    $15 off with promo code EMCKBKA33, ends 8/15

    Motherboard $129.99 ASUS P8P67 LE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0

    Power Supply $99.99 Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W

    SSD Hard Drive $269.99 Kingston HyperX SH100S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

    Video Card $319.99 EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD

    Case $149.99 Antec Lanboy air Blue Black / Blue ATX Mid Tower
    $30 off w/ promo code EMCKBJH55, ends 8/14

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    Thats almost exactly what I just built, though I didn't go with more than 8gb of ram and only went with a ATI HD6770 card.

    I absolutely love this machine.

    As for SSD, I went with a 40gb just for the OS and 1TB for everything else. Love how fast it boots up and gets going.
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    Excellent choices Gunny! God Bless New Egg!


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    Stitch you should get the case

    "Advanced Cooling System - up to 15 Fans"

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    That's very similar to the system I built a few months ago:


    • Windows 7 Ultimate Edition
    • Intel i7-2600K Processor (3.4GHz)
    • ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 (SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0) DDR3 ATX Motherboard
    • 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800)
    • Corsair Air Series A50 Performance CPU Cooler CAFA50
    • BFG GS-650 Power Supply
    • EVGA GeForce GTX 470 Superclocked 1280mb Video Card
    • Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3GB SATA 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache (Primary Drive)
    • Western Digital 640 GB Caviar Black SATA 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache (Data Drive)
    • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Sound Card
    • DELL UltraSharp 2209WA 22″ Wide Aspect Flat Panel LCD Monitor
    • DELL UltraSharp 2005FPW 20.1-inch Wide Aspect Flat Panel LCD Monitor with Height Adjustable Stand
    • LG 24X DVD±R Super-Multi DVD Burner with Lightscribe


    I did not pull the trigger on SSD yet. I'm just not fully comfortable with it in terms of soundness for my primary workstation yet - however I'm getting closer, particularly as the cost per MB continues to fall. Once I can get a 240GB at a 'reasonable' price, I'll probably make the move over.

    I'll see how BF3 goes in October, but I may have to upgrade the video card to keep pace with it.
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    Made a couple of last minute subs:
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    Quote Originally Posted by [AK]Gunny Highway View Post
    Stitch you should get the case

    "Advanced Cooling System - up to 15 Fans"
    I've upgraded to Cooler Master 200mm fans so instead of 15fans, I now operate with 4! You should see this thing hover!!!
    Case: Cooler Master HAF-922


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    Got everything in today still putting it together limited time today and tomorrow but hopefully will get it done. This case is unlike any I have seen and will have great airflow but will require a lot of cleaning which is my only complaint. Other than that though the case Rocks I'll post some pics once it is all together and functioning.

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    There was an [AK]Rocks sighting on BF2BC Vietnam last evening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [AK]Hylander View Post
    There was an [AK]Rocks sighting on BF2BC Vietnam last evening.
    There was also a Rocks sighting in my office on Monday. The old man of the war looks good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by [AK]Bribo View Post
    There was also a Rocks sighting in my office on Monday. The old man of the war looks good!
    What am I chop liver?


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    OK, ok... there was a StitchJones sighting as well. It was a regular AK house party.
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    Looks sweet.....I need a new rig.

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