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Building 1st PC from scratch

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#1 jshiii


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:39 PM

I am building my first PC with new parts ( I have assembled many from used parts and added new hardware to many PCs ). Since I am not looking to build a gamer or insist on cutting edge I have chosen parts based on price-performance basis. I wanted to leave room for upgrading system over time.

Your feedback would be welcomed ( especially about the OCZ SSD ).

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#2 kisk


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:52 PM

Nice build! Like the rates on the SSD as well. Should perform well @ 6Gbps speeds. No complaints here :thumbup2:
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:36 AM

Intel has a solid reputation for their reliability in their SSDs. You could save some money by getting the 650W model which is still plenty.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:34 PM

If you really want a sandforce controller SSD, get the Intel 520 series, 5 year warranty.
Supposedly Intel took a year to get the Sandforce based drive right and it is more reliable that the equivalent OCZs.

If you want a OCZ then skip the Vertex 3 and get a Vertex 4 the user reviews are much better. 5 year warranty.

Last year after reading the horror stories as regards the SF22xx controller based drives I went Intel & Samsung.
No regrets so far.

So far I've had the best results in DVD burners from LiteOn and out of LiteOn, LG and Pioneer I like the Pioneer for burning BluRays.

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#5 KWeb


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:13 PM

How much is that build going to cost?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:12 PM

Have you considered a WD Raptor X 150 GB - 150 MBps - 10000 rpm hard as the primary drive? Just a thought . . . and a seat belt!

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