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    I finally bit the bullet

    and ordered me some new parts, pretty much building a new PC.
    Going for an i7 3.4GHZ, 16GB RAM, GTX580 and 64GB SSD
    Still got to get a new PSU and case, but I know what I want, just need to wait until after I'm paid to be able to afford it

    Considering I built my current machine in about 2005/6 and it hasn't had any upgrades since, it's not done too badly.
    This new rig isn't for BF3 either, I'm not buying a whole new kit just for one game. It's more the fact that the past few games I've played (Dead Island, Portal2, L4D2) I've had to turn the settings down quite a bit just to get it to play smoothly....so I might revisit some of those games again and play them on full settings now, especially Dead Island.

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    OCZ modular for your PSU

    Only a 64GB SSD - what are you going to use for data/game storage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    OCZ modular for your PSU

    Only a 64GB SSD - what are you going to use for data/game storage?
    I read some bad reviews about the OCZ psu's. I was looking more at the corsair modulars to be honest. i'm just slightly concerned at the fact im after a tower case with compartments (already have it atm tbh) and some PSU cables won't reach via the compartments to components.

    64gb will be OS and things like steam and the games (i don't play that many games all the time) - i have a few installed all the time, the rest I install, play, get bored and delete. Plus I still have a 500gb SATA drive that will stay and be used as overflow

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    You can get a 2TB drive for like 50-60quid anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    I read some bad reviews about the OCZ psu's. I was looking more at the corsair modulars to be honest. i'm just slightly concerned at the fact im after a tower case with compartments (already have it atm tbh) and some PSU cables won't reach via the compartments to components.
    I'd go for Corsair over OCZ too on PSUs
    Last edited by JoeBloggs; 28th October 2011 at 12:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBloggs View Post
    You can get a 2TB drive for like 50-60quid anyway
    I assume you mean SATA, or are you buying your SSD off ebay from china?
    If SATA then I already have a drive spare for that, so its not a worry, i'll have 64gb as OS and apps, and the SATA drive i currently have for overflow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    I assume you mean SATA, or are you buying your SSD off ebay from china?
    If SATA then I already have a drive spare for that, so its not a worry, i'll have 64gb as OS and apps, and the SATA drive i currently have for overflow.
    I would love a 2TB SSD haha.

    My set up is SSD with a 2TB SATA (6gbps)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBloggs View Post
    I would love a 2TB SSD haha.

    My set up is SSD with a 2TB SATA (6gbps)
    Just waiting for a reply as the mobo bundle i got came with 8gb and i asked if i ordered an extra 8gb they'd change the overclock as needed for stability, yet my extra8gb is unopened so i need to know they set the overclock up with 16gb not 8. grrrrr

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    would a 650w psu be able to cope with a gtx580, one ssd, sata hdd and one dvd drive? i dont plan on adding any more stuff so if i dont need a 750w or above i'd rather not pay extra

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