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  1. Well after a lot of reading and research came down to the following build. Ordered and on its way. Just over $2000. Cant wait to build. -Corsair Hydro Series H100 CPU Cooler -Intel Core i7 2600K -Sapphire Radeon HD6950 2GB -Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2TB 7200RPM -G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL (2x4GB) DDR3 -ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard -Silverstone Strider Plus 750W ST75F-P -Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM -Corsair Graphite 600T Special Edition White Case -ASUS DRW-24B3LT 24X DVDRW LightScribe -OCZ Agility 3 240GB SSD 2.5" If required for BF3 i may get a second 6950 in a couple of weeks
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    SSD's and RAIDs

    When you guys talk of SSD failure do you mean the SSD has completely died or just failed in the array? And if they have completely died do you think this is as a result of being setup as RAID or do you think they would have failed regardless even if they were running single?
  3. Im looking at purchasing SSD drive(s) Prices quoted from PCCG Which option? 1 - SSD on its own OCZ Agility 3 240 GB $439 2 - SSD on its own OCZ Vertex 3 240GB $519 3 - SSD Raid0 using 2 x OCZ Agility 3 120GB $398 Im leaning towards option 3 simply cause its cheaper and will have excellent performance If RAID is not a good idea then please tell me why? Cause of TRIM? Thanks guys
  4. Well i have my build options sorted out now thanks to everyone for their input and i have based my options around your recommendations. Last thing i wanted to know was if there was some brand new gear in the pipeline that wasnt far off that i should hold off on upgrading for? I know the new AMD chips are coming out but im reading mixed reviews on that. Safe to upgrade now? Or should i wait?
  5. Would the Silverstone Strider Plus 850W ST85F-P be worth the extra $10? To run dual video cards is 750W exceeding sufficient or is it a case of more is better?
  6. Thanks for the help guys. All this research is making my head spin! I like harmonic's build its pretty straight forward.... only one thing left that confuses me. Is there much difference between nvidia and radeon at the moment? Is one better then the other? Ive always been an nvidia man. If i had $500 to spend just on the graphics card, is it best to have a single card or dual card? Which is the best card i could get OR which pair of cards would be best performance wise for that sort of money? Also you put down 3 monitors on that quote. Is this what you guys do these days? run 3 monitors next to eachother? Doesnt that just look weird when playing games?
  7. Ok guys, i thought my AMD 3700 was the bees knees as its lasted me so many years now but its slowly dying and i need to upgrade, thing is i have been out of the hardware game for so long im not sure where to even start. So my challenge to you is, i have about $1000 to $1500 to spend on just go fast bits, so help me choose the hardware. Dont worry about the mouse/keyboard/speaker/monitor Requirements: - Needs to be a good all rounder major bonus is being able to play games to a high level - I want to be able to overclock the CPU to get a bit extra juice if need be, so which CPU is best choice for this? cooling required? (no water cooling thanks) - Graphics cards, i would consider dual cards if the budget allows but if not that much of advantage versus price then will stick to the single card - Needs to be quiet, not stupidly quiet but sensible, so a quality and quiet PSU is important - I like the sound of these SSD. Im currently running two raptors in raid, i thought this was still cutting age technology, boy was i wrong, cant believe how far things have progressed, can i still use them for something? - A decent HDD for storage - On board sound is fine, i have young children so i never get to play anything loud - Ram? What is the best amount and configuration for overclocking? - A motherboard that makes overclocking easy - A CD/DVD/Bluray whatever is the standard these days drive? - Lastly the case, i currently have a thermaltake armor jr which has served me well, perhaps i can still use this but not sure if the new motherboards will fit, if you have any alternative case suggestions im all ears. Thanks in advance!