icedogs36

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When i get back from deployment i plan on building my first rig. im sure there is going to be some sweet new hardware out when i get back but that also means some price drops on the hardware i selected. if there are any upgrades you suggest to maybe future prof my rig a little more, i have no budget as ill have a ton of money when i come home. id like to stay within the 2k range though

GPU x2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127608

case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119225

Mother board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131702

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

Ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

total-$1576

im also going with an upgrade CPU fan and a Blu ray drive. i was also wondering if a SDD is really worth it. i know it cuts down on boot time and opening application but is it really necessary for gaming. im not an impatient person i can wait a few minutes for everything to start up

 

rvilkman

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SSD Necessary? no. But it will make everything installed on it faster.
At a price of about $150-200 you do get a much more responsive system.
It's basically an experience which you must feel for yourself to realize how much it actually helps.
I have 2 almost identical systems, one with an OCZ Vertex 3, one with simply a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB and the difference is massive.

So to sum it up, you can live without an SSD, but you won't be sorry if you do decide to get one.
 

icedogs36

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ok ill look into one. also do you think i could get away with hooking this system up to a 40" plasma. or should i just invest in a nice monitor
 

rvilkman

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Try the plasma first, if it doesn't feel right, get a monitor.

 

icedogs36

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that was my original plan. but from the research ive been doing i hear you can get better performance from sli 560ti, which i plan on OC a bit. and just because i have the money to spend dosnt mean i have to spend it.
 

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Yeah, but the 580 maxes everything also you can get another one in the later years when it's cheaper. You won't need to SLI it for a while and when it's showing it's age add another one for SLI. The 560ti is a great card but with the 580, you give yourself an upgrade option in the future.