First Gaming Build.

jwreeves88

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I have been building computers for around 5 years now, but none of them have been top end, only the 'Angry Bird' or 'SO I can check Facebook' PC... Nothing really that is complicated. I know most of my Ins and outs of PCs, but I am no where near perfect, and probably never will be, so I come to the experts here at Tom's Hardware, asking for advice and opinions, and over all want to know how stupid I am for this build I put together.. While I think alot of it is compatible, I am not sure, as I never had to deal with the Gaming end of things, since I use a Mid Range laptop for all my stuff, which if you see what I use it for... It doesn't do well..

~What the build will be used for~
1. Gaming: BF3, Guild Wars 2 ((Max~<3)), Second Life, maybe some later games.
2. Some 3d Modeling: 3ds MAX 2013 and Maya ((For Second Life, Im not a Hard core multitasker, I am a hobbyist.))
3. Photoshop CS6 extended.

~What I hope my build is..~
I kinda hope my build has some future to it, but I know the deprecation rate of technology is quiet rapid.. I do not plan on doing ANY overclocking what so ever, Id prefer to squeeze as much life out of this as I can.. As I am only able to pay for this as I do COmpTech Work in my county..It took 2 years to save up my money after bills and other necessities of life!

I hope that maybe my Mobo is able to handle DUAL SLI or maybe a Single GTX690..or even handle the GTX680.. I'm no expert with the GTX stuff or any of the top range for that matter. If there is no life to it, feel free to point me to something that might be better suited.

I hope the monitor I have listed will be sufficient. If not I can probably spare another hundred ot two to get a 30 inch..


~Questions~
1. Is there any of today's future proof Mobos that have MSata capability that I could use as a OS Drive in the future when funds allow?

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The Build
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~Case~$59.99
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

~Motherboard~ $174.99
ASRock Z77 Extreme6/TB4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157344

~CPU~ $299.99
Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116502

~CPU COoling~$15.99
LOGISYS Computer IC231PWM 100mm Hydro Bearing Theta 31 CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835999040

~Thermal Paste~ 9.99
Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

~RAM~ $74.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231429

~Hard Drive~ $109.99
Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

~SATA III~$6.99 each x 4
Silverstone Model SST-CP07 500mm SATA III Cable
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812162013

~GPU~$539.99
VGA 04G-P4-2686-KR GeForce GTX 680 w/ Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130799


~PSU~$189.99
SILVERSTONE ST1000-P 1000W ATX 12V v2.3 & EPS 12V 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256057

~DVD/BLu Ray Drive/Burner~
Any suggestions? I wont be making mega videos.. But I would not mind watching Blu Rays.. The most I burn are data disks on the 7GB DVDs which work for me.

~Monitor~$309.99
ASUS VS278Q-P Black 27" 1ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Monitor 300 cd/m2 80,000,000:1 Built-in Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236302

~Mouse~ $39.99
Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse

~Keyboard~$49.99
Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109191


Please go easy on me, @.@ I spent all day working on this and Im not even sure it's a solid build.
 

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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V LE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($131.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($469.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS278Q-P 27.0" Monitor ($295.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: ROCCAT ISKU Wired Gaming Keyboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($49.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $1809.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-20 06:44 EST-0500)

* I just calculated and seem that your budget is around $1900

- no need for aftermarket cooler if you are not overclocking.
- no need for Z77 chipset board if you are not overclocking.
- no need for thermal paste the stock cooler that come with the cpu has a thermal paste pre-applied.
- the gtx 680 is a great card but it's overpriced , the 7970 is better and cheaper but i put the gtx 680 because you seem that you like nvidia like me ^^
- 1000W is overpowered psu for even 2 way sli , i chose the 750W in case if you want to put another card in the future.
- check the keyboard and the mice i chose and if you don't like it get back to your choice.
 

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Second all he said^
Though getting radeon may seem right but i advise ot stay on nvidia, because of it has some benefits toward photoshop and 3d applications.
Also you may want to switch to gtx 670 as is it about 100$ cheaper but performance comparing to 680 is almost the same.
 

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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/to8O

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core $289.98
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Combo or $119.99
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 $84.99
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $64.99
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB $374.99
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB $374.99
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower $59.99
Power Supply: XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V $84.99
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $54.99
Monitor: Asus VS278Q-P 27.0" $295.99
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) Combo or $99.99
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid $51.99
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical $48.99

Base Total: $2051.86
Combo Discounts: -$15.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$45.00
Total: $1991.86




This is me biting the Bullet and 2 way SLIing GTX 2gb 670's.

My Budget range is 2600 which I was going to spend on a Origin PC lappy, but I figured Id build me a Desktop..But I'm still way under budget.. Meaning.. I can save that money for later upgrades when necessary...Don't need to go overboard now.. 9(Says me going SLI >.>)) Since I have this Mid range lappy I'm using for all this right now, Ill keep it and use it for school and stuff. Ill save that Money I had set out for budget as back up incase I have to replace something.

I know I could have went with a Xeon processor ,but I keep hearing rumors its not good for gaming which I do most of the time if I'm not cooking breakfast with Maya, 3ds Max (or Max Design) :p.. Hoepfully if get a computer this strong and futureproof I wont have to worry about running a grill on my laptop :p
 
Well firstly you didn't do a bad job choosing components there are some things I would change but they aren't anything all that crazy. Firstly. Starting from the top. you placed a cpu cooler in your build which isn't very good if you were to get a cooler people will suggest the EVO which I'm sure is just fine for the average user. This one isn't a bad option as well its a larger cooler but its not height wise so for most cases you won't have any issue with it. Also its around the same price range as the NH-D14 something to keep ind mind. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608019 (the NH-D14 -->) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018. With the memory I went with a lower profile kit mainly due to the probability of you at some point putting in a larger heatsink. Cases are a personal touch something I could advise you in but you will have to look at it so I think its best that you choose that cases lately that have caught my eye though have been the NZXT Phantom full tower case, as well as the Fractal Design Refine R4 which has sound dampening padding to make a case super quiet (cooling doesn't suffer much with the case). Graphic wise I've heard from professionals that nvidia plays nicer thus far with Adobe products so I would go with them I typically go with silent in mind and the ASUS cards provide amazing cooling and a really silent product as well. Since you are doing rendering I didn't think it was a good idea to cap your ram limit at 16 that is the ram limit of windows home premium 64 bit 16 where as with professional you can go up all the way to 192 which you would never hit but you could go much higher. In terms of screens I would take a look at the these monitors they are centered more around art/graphic users but have a good gaming appeal as well. Just a couple of suggestions you may or may not have the budget for these. Also in terms of the motherboard I suggested the UP4 do to thunderbolt ports if you aren't really using a ton of ports I would go with a standard board a ASROCK Z77 Extreme 4 for example.

ASUS PROART PA246Q IPS panel (comes pre color calibrated)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236119
ASUS PB238Q (Another Art type monitor with sufficient game response time)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236292
ASUS PB278Q (Larger version of the 23 and comes in 1440P)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236294&Tpk=ASUS%20PB278q

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($174.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($90.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($505.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($110.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($55.73 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($136.45 @ B&H)
Total: $1515.62
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-20 16:00 EST-0500)
 

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I have changed my build since my OP. Its right above yours, bigshootr8.

~Comments~
1. On my recent build I went with a 3.4gGHZ i7 3770, Cause even that is plenty of power for me, Not to mention 40 dollars more for 100 more GHZ doesnt seem worth it.

2. CPU Cooler/Thermal Compound: I took that off since I heard I wouldn't need it or Thermal compund since I do not plan on overclocking.

3. GPU: I went Dual GTX 670 and bit the bullet saying sod it, might as well cause, given my unpredictable finances..If its not done now, it might never be done. Cause I KNOW for certain that GTX 680 in SLI is over kill for me.

4. Case: I went with the CM 690 Black II ATX (Mid) cause it has USB 3.0 ports and not really wanting to switch out ports and what not.

5. PSU: I am still researching.. I need something that will provide even power distributions with minimal power fluctuations.

6. Mobo, I have that one, see my second post :p.

7. Operating system.. I might upgrade to professional and knock up the RAM but for now I will stick with Home Premium and 16 GB.

8. Optical drive I am still researching so far I like the one I have in my refined build above.

9. Monitor: Monitor was where I had to be careful as I know those can get costly..Trying to stay under the $300 Mark x.x

But Like always, I want suggestions and opinions, while I know there is no better way than to try and see..Not making Hundred dollar mistakes are grand!
 
Well with a blu ray player you would want a suite that could burn the discs if you went with a blu ray burner so something like nero. And with playback you would want powerdvd since windows media player doesn't natively support blu ray. With dual 670s you may want to look in the 650/750 watt range preferably the 750. You can't go wrong with seasonic based psu's.
 

jwreeves88

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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($374.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($374.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS278Q-P 27.0" Monitor ($295.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($48.99 @ Mac Mall)
Total: $1981.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-20 22:28 EST-0500)


~Question~
1. I want peoples opinions.. For what Ill be using the thing for, Would a CPU Fan/Heatsink and Thermal paste be worth it? I want to try and extend the life of it as much as I can :p. If it wont make a difference lifespan wise, I wont get it. Mind you I can spend anywhere form 8 to 12+ hours a day gaming or '3D modeling and what not.

2. Would it be wise to buy spare SATA III cables incase Stock ones go kaput or come busted?
 
-change the CPU to a xeon e3 1230v2. i7 speed but i5 price
-change to 2x8gb like in my build. cheaper and less load on CPU mem controller
-i have a superior case. id suggest going that route
-use the monitor i suggested. larger monitor is useless when it has the same amount of pixels
-there is a msi power edition gtx 670 for cheaper. get those

you only need 1 video card for 1080p 60hz monitors. the other one would be wasted
 
To answer your question if you were to overclock it would be worth it or if you wanted to keep your case cooler and quite possibly quieter then a aftermarket cooler would be a good choice. You will however more then likely need to get a lower profile kit G.Skill makes low profile ram there the Ares series. And I wouldn't go off buying sata cables your motherboard should come with enough.
 

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SIgh.. My brain is really starting to hurt c.c Easy to tell I dont know jack *** honestly.

@TheBigTroll
A. I am not sure about using a Server Processor
B. I completely forgot about that, I will amend that.
C. That would be subjective on your views on a case. My concern with your case it.. Wont the 'SIlence' padding increase the amount of heat that remains int he case? But Im no expert sooo!
D. *Shrugs* Touche.
E. Hmm. Ill switch it if I find a better one..

Blegh..True.. Ill have to sacrifice my love of GW2's and BF3's graphics then.. Ah well.. Id probably be better off getting Single GTX 4gb 680 and a 1080p monitor or..maybe a GTX 670 4gb, after doing a few forum searches, god knows the money from the second GTX 670, ((After making up the 680 Price)) the difference can go to getting a better monitor.. I do not plan on SLIing if I get a 680 though..Thats pointless for me. I just need something Future proof , incase there are games that come out that I want to play. Not to mention my 3d Modeling.. My 3d Programs like 3ds Max 2013 and 3ds MAx Design eat up Vram like hotcakes when the details start picking up. @.@
Back to modifying again, @.@

@Bigshootr8
Roger. Guess Ill keep stock then on everything. Ill do mods to my list again and post it up in a moment.
 
-look at reviews. server chips work fine in consumer boards and consumer chips work fine in server boards minus dual CPU capability. the e3 1230v2 is basically a i7 3770, a tad slower, and no intergrated graphics
-its not that hot actually. its thermals are a touch hotter than the generic case
-there is no point of a 4gb card if you are running 1080p. you should be doing most of your rendering tasks on the CPU anyways. if you really want a 4gb, go ahead but i dont see much of the point
 
Bf3 will only custome 1.5-1.8 ish video memory at max so you should be okay with video memory. If you were running a higher resolution you would may want to change your approach.

And to defend the reeves you get what case appeals to you the most as long as it has the features you need to complete your build and it supplies enough airflow I don't see an issue with any case that you buy. You are the one that is going to have to look at it everyday pick one you can tolerate. Don't let others window shop for you dude :)
He is doing rendering and graphic work no need to complicate things the i7 he would like is just fine if he has the funds to get it just get that otherwise the next step up would be intels extreme line the 2011 socket.
 

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My only issue is how certain functions like Ray Tracing can eat through VRAM x.x Which I tend to use sometimes in some of my animations.. I dont do many large projects that use it but I do use it in some of my animations. Thats the only reason I said 4gb.

@Bigshootr8

Ah I see. Then that takes alittle stress off meh mind. Ill stick with a GTX680 2gb posibly. Im going to go see how bad ray tracing will nom on the GTX 680.
 

jwreeves88

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Ok.. I am going to go the GTX 2gb 680 Route.. NOW mind you am I am willing to go higher on the Monitor.. If anythign does come out that requires more or my 3d Modeling field Expands way further, then I might look into a SLI of it.

As long as this thing will last me through the gameI look forward to I'm happy :p

Cooling is always a worry for me. I know I won't be overclocking, but I am not sure the amount of Heat generation the card and CPU will generate when it is under heavy load, even at Stock frequencies. I don't think it will be that bad from all that has been said.. Buuut. Im new to the Gaming PC world so sue meh DX, and this is a lot of money >.>

Ill still be looking at cases and any other stuff.. Any other suggestions to add along to this will be appreciated.. :u

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New Specs
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($469.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PA248Q 24.1" Monitor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($48.99 @ Mac Mall)
Total: $1720.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-21 00:37 EST-0500)
 
the 680 doesnt perform any better than a 670. and evga cards are no better than any other manufacturers cards. they are probably my last choice for a custom cooled card

just get the monitor i suggested. 1200p isnt that useful if you have to pay 100 dollars for a little more screen estate
 
Get the screen you would like. ASUS has amazing technical support and makes amazing monitors I suggested the pro arts series monitors for a reason. I believe ASUS has a superior product to AOC in that arena. You don't need 1200p sure but up against the 1080p option I listed it beats the snot out of it. The 680 performs faster then the 670 the problem with the 670 and the 680 is that the 670 often times performs closer to the 680 and passes it sometimes in some areas.
 

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Heres my tweaked build..and Surprisingly WAY under my budget. But I know I will be following up on rebates if I were to/do purchase the parts. But I'm wondering if I should not go the extra mile and spend abit more on the monitor..That's really the only thing that I am stuck on, but here is what I have..

The monitor is a 75hz refresh rate I found and it was under $190 so Im happy :u. Think that is good enough cause.. Getting into the 1200s take a nice price hike.

Question: Is Seagate a relaible source for HDD's, I am hearing alot of negative comments o.o


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($457.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($48.99 @ Mac Mall)
Total: $1558.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-21 04:43 EST-0500)
 

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What would you suggest be a viable Option.. If Im gonna use a SSD..Im gonna use it for either my OS or my OS and my 3d Programs.. My games Im not to worried about. Well any particular manufacture that stands out to you? Since I am way under my 2600 budget.. I am sure I can spare for a SSD. To Part picker!



http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7pc128bww

128GB Samsung SSD :u?

There is one problem.. If Windows is installed on a SSD, I don't not if you can move the AppData folders and stuff to the Storage drive cause AppData is a party loving file that loves to have fun c.c.. I know there is a way to Rename the storage drives letter.. Ill just have to Google it though.