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Ordering parts for a new build, need to confirm parts work together


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intelguy77

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So, I'm building a new PC and I just need to confirm all parts will work together. And feel free to give different hardware suggestions if you feel I'm not getting the best deal for what I'm paying for. ;)

Case
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811139009

CPU
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103961

Mobo
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131736

RAM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820233144

GPU Card
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130625

HDD (SSD)
Can't decide between the two, please suggest one?
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820226151
- OR -
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227737

PSU
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139010


Edited by intelguy77, 01 May 2012 - 10:36 AM.

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Tim_the_WIzard

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Appears to be all compatible.

As far as the comparison of the two SSDs consider this:

  • The OCZ one does NOT come with a bracket BUT, your case claims to have 3.5" HDD spots that can fit 2.5" SSDs.
  • However I prefer OCZ SSDs, I have one and it performs great.

Do you have a HDD for storage? I recommend placing the Operating System on the SSD but installing programs on a separate HDD.
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phillpower2

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Just to add to what colleague Tim has said;

1: What will the main use of the build be gaming, office/school work, CAD etc?
2: Do you already have components to bring to the build such as a HDD, optical drive etc?
3: You have not listed an OS (operating system) what will you be using?

Couple of pointers for you 1: For faster boot times have your OS on an SSD, a storage capacity of at least 120GB is best as it will allow for many years of updates for your OS and any other favourite programs that are on the drive 2: That is a nice PSU that you have chosen but keep in mind that you should not decide on a PSU until all other hardware is decided on, you can then use a PSU calculator for guidance, an example http://www2.corsair.com/psufinder/
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Thank you for the replies, guys!

Phillpower2, I decided on that PSU after I decided on what hardware I'm buying. :) I like the fact that this PSU is a Modular so I don't have to use any cable I don't need, and it's Silver certified for extra wattage. The PC will be used for very light gaming, Adobe products, and video/music editing. I plan to run two OS's - Windows XP 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit. I have a standard IDE optical DVD rom/burner I'll be putting in there, and the SSD. I have an external 1TB Western Digital USB/No AC powered HDD I'll be using for storage, etc. Do you not think 60GB for the SSD will be enough?

Tim_the_WIzard, thanks! I think I'll go with the OCZ then. As stated above, I have an external HDD for storing files, etc. But I think I'd take advantage of installing programs and apps on the SSD for faster loading. You don't recommend that?

I will possibly go with this SSD then:
OCZ, 120GB
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227706

Edited by intelguy77, 01 May 2012 - 01:37 PM.

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Tim_the_WIzard

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You sure can install applications to your SSD and they will open/work faster because they are run on that drive but my issue was that you would need a bigger SSD capacity in order to do so. I recommend only installing the applications you use frequently to the SSD and as you said using the HDD for file storage.

Personally I have a desktop at home that I use for gaming and for school. I installed my games on the HDD taking the performance hit because when I bought SSD's they were still really expensive so I had to get something rather light in storage capacity.

Can I ask why you plan to run two OS's?
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An alternative SSD http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227726

Are your OS disks the full retail versions which are not already installed on another computer?
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Adobe products, and video/music editing


An SSD will only load your system faster, it will make virtually no difference to performance unless you are using 1 or more (RAID0) for scratch disks.

Some info for you, http://www.hardware-...-december-2011/







Edit, formatting.

Edited by iammykyl, 01 May 2012 - 06:58 PM.

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An SSD will only load your system faster, it will make virtually no difference to performance unless you are using 1 or more (RAID0) for scratch disks.


Intriguing.

Edited by Tim_the_WIzard, 03 May 2012 - 02:18 AM.

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I've ordered all my parts. This is the SSD I've decided on:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227706

I have a question though. How do I ground myself with this wrist strap, and when is it necessary to ground yourself? Only while working with the motherboard?
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16899261005
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Nice SSD :thumbsup:
It would have been that or http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148442 for me.

Wrist straps are down to the individuals choice and personally I have never used one, place the strap around your wrist and place the spring clip on a bare piece of metal, some people may clip to a part of the case or PSU some to a copper radiator pipe as examples.
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If you must work without a wrist strap, discharge static often by touching the metal on the case frame. Read more about that here.
Better safe than sorry, and keep us posted on your build.

Would love to know how that SSD works out for you. :thumbsup:
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