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post #1781 of 7108
Hmm yeah, but thing is, my steamapps folder is like, 250GB, there is no way I can afford an SSD that big but I could afford a velociraptor. Or would an ssd be better and just move some games?
post #1782 of 7108
Just separate your games, those wo need the extra performace, go on the ssd, and the others to the storage.
No way, that you have always so much games playing 250GB is like..20 games?
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Actually, I have 63 games on steam, not all installed, they dont fit on my 500gb HDD xD And some are indie games from humble bundles etc. Nothing else should have issues? Also, should I go for a corsair force 3 or an ocz agility or an ocz solid?
post #1784 of 7108
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Actually, I have 63 games on steam, not all installed, they dont fit on my 500gb HDD xD And some are indie games from humble bundles etc. Nothing else should have issues? Also, should I go for a corsair force 3 or an ocz agility or an ocz solid?
You can always delete steam local files, and redownload them whenever you need them. No need to store that much gcf's.
As for the other question... i would not buy any sandforce ssd. But thats just me, i like reliablity more than speed
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Whats the most reliable SSD for a similar price?
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Whats the most reliable SSD for a similar price?
What others have recommended for me: X25-M G2 (sold out, not buy anymore here), Intel 510's (expensive), Crucial M4 (same marvell controller as intel 510, good price, was going for this, or...), Samsung 470's. This has its own controller, and according to reviews and opinions, there is no problem at all with them. Very reliable, just not THAT fast, as sandforce ones. So i bought one
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Unless you are benching, save the money and get a 2nd gen SSD like a Crucial C300, Vertex 2 or the Intel 80Gb gen2. You only need around 60Gb of SSD space for the OS and applications like office or what not. Leave the games installed on the 1Tb drive, they will load quick enough and the SSD is not going to improve your game play. Do not use a SSD as a cache drive, I have yet to see someone rave about how great it is and every review I have read says it's a nice idea, but with SSD's getting cheaper you are better off with one as an OS drive and a large mechanical as storage. As far as costs go, yesterday you could have gotten the Kingston V100+ 96Gb for $89 from Newegg, add a 1Tb drive for $50 and your total cost is $150. Your SATAIII 1TB drive you were looking at is close to that in price by itself and I doubt, unless you are benching for records, you will see a difference. I had two C300 SATAIII drives in RAID0 and replaced them with an Intel 320 160Gb drive. If you look at the specs the RAID0 would be 3 times as fast, but I could not tell the difference in my day to day computing. Sure, if I benched them there was a difference, but surfing the internet, launching a game or playing a game made no difference. Save the money and get a second gen drive and a SATAII mechanical drive. This way you can keep the GTX580 and if you decide to step down on the cards, skip the GTX570 and either go to a GTX480 or better yet a HD6970.
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post #1788 of 7108
Im not american, Im from the UK :S I have a personal dislike of ATI, I have never had a good experience with the drivers and from what I've read the gtx 480 is like a leafblower....
post #1789 of 7108
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To those that asked about the SSD {ben1066 + underdog1425}, get yourself a 64 to 128 GB SSD, I have and recommend the Crucial M4 series, and use it as your OS/Boot Drive and store your games and other files on your HDD. The 'cache' option isn't as advantageous to your systems overall performance as you'll get by having windows on a SSD versus a HDD. Your system will boot up in half the time, and anything windows related will run instantly.

In my case I originally bought the 64 GB SSD thinking of doing the cache, but as I found and others here told me, it just didn't work as advertised. I also found 64 GB is barely big enough for WIN 7 Pro + 1 game, and I picked up the additional 128 GB Crucial M4 SSD to have more space to work with. Now I might try using the the 128 GB SSD as my OS/Boot Drive, the 64 GB SSD as the cache ?, and my 1TB WD Cav Blk as the storage drive.


On a side note: Looks like I got to return the MSI GeForce N480GTX Lightning back to NewEgg ... I got it wedged in there so it barely fit, but with the power connector placement and how tall the card is, can't get the side cover on the case. I'm also not sure it even works ... I'm try to get running while leaving the cover off ... and the system doesn't seem to find the new hardware ? not windows, not the bios, not the support CD it came with. Anyone familiar with returns to NewEgg ? how can I maybe avoid the 15% restocking fee for a return ? I assume telling them it's too big to fit won't do it, but if my system can't recognize the card is installed this could be a defective card and I shouldn't be charged the fee then right ?
Any advice ? Thanks.

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Well then you won't like the reference GTX570's. There have been plenty of reports of them having VRM issues. Non-reference are a different story, so if you are going to get one get a non-reference. As far as GTX480's being leaf blowers, might be, I water cool mine so it's not an issue. Although I am probably going to swap them out for a HD6990. I like the idea of a single card solution and the one I have been playing with is just as good as my two GTX480's w/physx when it comes to Vantage. As far as game play goes, there is no difference for me. Anyway, all I am saying is that there are ways you can save money and leverage your build to get the most out of it. Just take your time and consider other possibilities.
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