QuoteSave yourself some money and get a smaller SSD.
This way, you have more money and can invest into secondary storage. I have a 120GB SSD right now and I just install all my software, keep some documents on it. As for things such as Steam, emulators, media files, misc files, you can store on your secondary drive and keep your SSD for your software and documents.
I've recently acquired a 250 gb samsung evo and placed it on my laptop, while moving the 500gb 5400rpm HDD to the dvd drive's location using a caddy. I can say that SSD is just an overwhelming experience and , like you, I only have sofware and documents in it, but the thing is: the more GB, the cheaper and I don't really plan on changing disks that often. That said, I believe that 120 GB may prove to be somehow not enough - so I'll either acquire another 250 gb or stick with the 500 gb.
QuoteJust a heads up, if you're installing Windows, Windows likes to take up space depending on how much RAM you have. If you have 16gigs, it'll take 16 gigs of space on your SSD for hibernation mode. You can disable it like I did, or if you use it a lot, keep it. It also likes to put a file known as your "page file size" 1.5 times the amount of RAM you have. So 24 gigs will also infest your SSD if you don't change it. This is for people with low amounts of RAM, it'll move some of the RAM to a file in order to free some RAM up. Which is nice, but with 16+ gigs of RAM, you don't need a page file size quite that big. Things to keep in mind when installing Windows with a small SSD. As for your secondary storage, 1TB should do, unless you're like me and love to hoard movies and tv shows.
I plan on installing windows 8.1, or windows 9 already, and I don't remember of it having a hibernation mode anymore, even though the shutdown is tricky. Does it actually take the same space you mentioned?
About the "page file size". I wasn't aware of that issue so I really appreciate that note.
As for the secondary storage, I'm pretty much like you: I do like to hoard movies, series and anime (most of it in 1080p), hence looking for 2TB or more. Are you familiar with the "green" western digital ones?
QuoteAs for a wireless card, I swear by this one. It's absolutely amazing. Pricey, but good.
If you need to stay in budget, TP-Link is a good alternative. I can vouch for it as well, works great as it was my previous one.
The first one is definitely pricey for me. Did you really buy it? Mother of God
As for the second one, it's definitely within the budget I had in my mind, but do I actually need Wireless? I use Ethernet most of the time... Would it be careless from me not acquiring a card?
QuoteAs for cooling your CPU, anything aftermarket is usually good for AMD processors. With no experience with Intel, I have no idea, though I'm sure a couple of people here can chime in. As for fans for your case, it comes with three, and honestly, that should be enough unless you plan on overclocking your CPU, which with Intel processors, is going to greatly increase the amount of heat it produces. Which in that case, you might want to look into liquid cooling. The case you picked out is plenty big to mount a radiator if you take that route.
To be honest, I don't really have a clue about cooling... The case seems to be enough, but what if it isn't?
About the overclock, I don't really have plans for it right now. I guess that I'll only do it when it proves to not be a good match to other models out there (or if the performance isn't enough). What do you recommend?
QuoteAny standard DVD drive should work, unless you're wanting to get into Bluray, which I don't recommend because it's a major pain in the ass to get software to play Bluray movies. >_>
I was planning on going for Bluray - didn't know it was hard to get software for it. I'll probably do some digging first in order to decide this one.
On another note, do you think that the Ram is ok? There are some other brands out there with some really good options - maybe cheaper.
Additionally, is i7 4790k
that much of a difference when compared to 4770k
Thanks for all the suggestions