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Windows 7: Sandybridge GPU

09 Jun 2011   #41
cmd187

Debian Squeeze Stable 64-bit
 
 

Something like:

CPU: Intel i5 2500K

MOBO: Asus Z68 Pro

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB (600GB is not big enough)

RAM: Crucial 8GB DDR3 or Kingston KVR 8GB DDR3

GPU: Nvidia GTX 570

PSU: Seasonic X-750

Pick a case and monitor.


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09 Jun 2011   #42
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I'm going with P67 motherboard and 600GB is enough for me. Right now I have a 500GB HDD, I'm using only 119GB.

My system is organized...
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09 Jun 2011   #43
cmd187

Debian Squeeze Stable 64-bit
 
 

New games can swallow 15GB each with another couple of hundred for save games. I've already used 600GB for my media collections. A 2TB black HDD is a better choice.
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09 Jun 2011   #44
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I have an external 2TB HDD for my video "Collection". I'm not new to computers, I know the size of games and media and I know what I need.
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10 Jun 2011   #45
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
So performance is identical. I'll get that then and save myself $100.

I might go with dual display, still haven't made up my mind. I need to look at Radeon cards if going with dual monitor display.
nVidia can do dual monitors just fine. It's only if you want to run 3 monitors that you have to go with AMD/ATI.

Btw, I was checking out $100.00 SSD's today for you... so if you stick with one monitor, and maybe add a little extra to that $100.00 you saved getting the 2500k, then you'll be looking pretty sweet.

The thing about SSD's isn't really their speed, although that's nice too, it's their access time... and just about every SSD has the same access time, give or take a few milliseconds.

80GB/90GB
Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX90G 3.5" 90GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE90G 2.5" 90GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Newegg.com - OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGT80G 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Newegg.com - Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW080G3K5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

60GB
Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL60GB-DX 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Callisto DX2 Series MKNSSDCL80GB-DX2 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Newegg.com - Corsair Force Series CSSD-F60GB2-BRKT 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 470 Series MZ-5PA064/US 2.5" 64GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Newegg.com - OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Newegg.com - Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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10 Jun 2011   #46
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Very interesting, so I may need to run multiple SSD for space. Unless I have a HDD to... not sure how this should work.
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10 Jun 2011   #47
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, I dunno about multiple SSD's; they're still far too expensive to be used as storage drives. I use mine just for my OS... and I'm going to put BF3 on it , but for the rest of my games and stuff, a regular HDD is just fine. When you don't have an OS on it, drives are much faster, so my F3 is more than adequate and more than speedy enough.
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10 Jun 2011   #48
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Well, I dunno about multiple SSD's; they're still far too expensive to be used as storage drives. I use mine just for my OS... and I'm going to put BF3 on it , but for the rest of my games and stuff, a regular HDD is just fine. When you don't have an OS on it, drives are much faster, so my F3 is more than adequate and more than speedy enough.
That's what I was thinking, also, how would you do that? OS on SSD and files on the HDD.
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10 Jun 2011   #49
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Well, I dunno about multiple SSD's; they're still far too expensive to be used as storage drives. I use mine just for my OS... and I'm going to put BF3 on it , but for the rest of my games and stuff, a regular HDD is just fine. When you don't have an OS on it, drives are much faster, so my F3 is more than adequate and more than speedy enough.
That's what I was thinking, also, how would you do that? OS on SSD and files on the HDD.
Yep, exactly... I also ran through the guide here in the Tutorial section to optimize things. SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7[2]=Performance%20Maintenance
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10 Jun 2011   #50
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

About the SSD setup, when installing a game, will the files go onto the SSD or the HDD? The SSD will fill up pretty fast if so.
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