Ah, Kleinkinstein! Why must you always protect me from throwing my money away?
Reasons for the choices:
As I hinted before, this 480GB SSD I can get from Newegg for $300, or $0.64/GB, making it like #7 best value/GB of any SSD that I have seen, and #3 among best value AND 6Gb/s speed.
Go with a faster 128 or 256 for your OS, apps and key games then put all your data on a fat spinner.
Am I missing something? Both Agility 3 and 4 have 6Gb/s speeds. Is there some other factor that plays a role?
Feels like you've been suckered into the Patriot Intel Extreme Masters Viper marketing machine. Much better options exist. And if you truly want/need 16gb, go 2x8 not 4x4.
...better options like...? It is possible I'm not looking in the right places, but where I look I cannot find any 2x8GB 2133MHz sticks that are cheaper than 4x4GB sticks. Now, if you wanna argue that the 2133MHz PC3 17000 is way overkill, I'd accept that.
...but before I go, I must ask about the BR burner. Will you be really burning BR's or just playing them?
Yes...yes, I will.
Yeah, you need to rethink your GPU. I'm not following the 560 efficacy at all.
That , I agree with now. I didn't fully understand the way the NVIDIA GPU lineup worked, but now I think I do....
If you were willing to spend $450 on a GPU, the GeForce GTX 670 is what you should be looking at.
I have actually found a GTX 680 for about $460, so if I can get the full build with the GPU below $2k, I'll throw that in. If not, I'll grab the 670.
A few more questions:
I have this feeling like I need a sound card...am I crazy if I get a cheap one like the Sound Blaster?
Am I still kosher with a 650W PSU?
[Edit] Also... at the risk of sounding like more of a moron, will all this stuff actually fit in that case?