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  1. #1
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    First Build, based on the Mid-Range.

    Hello,
    I'd like to humbly ask for a "Peer Review" of the build I`m planning to acquire. I`m in canada, so the $ are CND, do not panic :P I started from the mid-range build and...iterated a little. Here are the results.


    Intel Core i5 655K Dual Core LGA1156 3.2GHZ Hyperthreading 4MB Cache Unlocked Processor 256$
    Nice little toy for a first OC and build. Clarkdale seems unkillable.

    Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 High Performance CPU Cooler System LGA775 LGA1366 LGA1156 AM2 AM3 80$
    Cheap water cooling, low maintenance.

    Thermaltake Armor A90 Mid Tower ATX Case Black 3X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB eSATA & Sound 103$
    No sure about this one. I'd like a window and black interior, but I'd value great airflow more.

    OCZ RevoDrive 50GB PCIe X4 Sandforce SF-1200 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive 267$
    0.1ms acces time. MTBF 2mil. My luxury part in the build.

    Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan 135$
    Seems robust and I don't think that I will need much more 350W (I hope), thus operating at the 50% range.

    MSI GeForce GTX 460 Fermi Cyclone OC 725MHZ 1024MB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card 255$
    Just one for now, but I might add a second one for SLI later one.

    Gigabyte P55-UD5 ATX LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E RAID GBLAN CrossFireX SLI USB3.0 SATA3 Motherboard 196$
    Sata6 and USB3 being hard to get on a LGA1136 board, the UD5 seems like a better long-term choise.

    Corsair XMS3 CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 4GB DDR3 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 9-9-9-24 Core i5 Dual Channel Memory Kit 103$
    This one, I'm clueless as what to choose.



    Opinions?
    Failures in logic?

  2. #2
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    Re: First Build, based on the Mid-Range.

    You will probably need a regular drive besides that SSD. 50 GB will not go very far. I would personally ditch the SSD. Go for a 1 or 2 TB drive with partitions.
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  3. #3
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    Re: First Build, based on the Mid-Range.

    I have HDD available for data. I plan to use the SSD for boot and a game or two (usually use google app, might not even install office on the SSD)

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