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post #11 of 19
If you are still considering a Z68 board, take a gander at this:ASRock Z68M-ITX/HT

ASRock has been putting out quality boards recently and I don't expect this to be any different. I will be using this for my next build for my wife.
     
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post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 
dont think ill be going the z68 route as people have mentioned it is only really necessary for overclocking which i dont plan to do.

has anyone heard anything about the sg08 case's release date? if its the same price with a better layout/psu than the sg07, might be worth waiting
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I heard the SG08 is the same case (PSU-wise, layout, size) just a different front look and USB 3.0 ports now.
     
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Originally Posted by armourcore9brker;14780898 
I heard the SG08 is the same case (PSU-wise, layout, size) just a different front look and USB 3.0 ports now.

Exactly.

SG08 Footage

Will probably cost more as well. (SG05 vs SG06)
It's a shame really. Silverstone could be doing so much more with this excellent case series...

It does look a lot better though... The SG07 was too "empire strikes back" for me.
post #15 of 19
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thanks for the info guys, i figured as much since i had seen the videos too. basically just faceplate update and usb3 on the front. but does anyone know a release? if its soon maybe sg07 will come down in price =P
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post #16 of 19
I would drop the scorpio drive since it's performance vs a caviar black is going to be lacking and get a 60/64GB SSD instead like the Crucial M4. Use the M4 for your OS & some programs/games and have everything else on the wd green drive.

If you don't wish to go with the SSD then drop the caviar green and replace it with a caviar black and get a larger scorpio drive for storage.

Either way, both options will give you the best performance for your OS drive.
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post #17 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xlilmissmjx;14828005 
I would drop the scorpio drive since it's performance vs a caviar black is going to be lacking
knowing this, may i ask how much performance am i sacrificing? i know SSD is all the rage and in a performance rig thats the standard but im not ready to drop that kind of cash and im annoyed at how careful i have to be with it to avoid unnecessary writes to it, thats why i opted not to go SSD, and because even if i did have the money they arent really worth it right now imo.

with the scorpio black, im still getting a 7200rpm drive like the caviar black and the only on paper diff would be the cache. im just wondering how much of a difference in real life performance is there? cuz id rather wait an extra second for a program to load than to spend the same amount of money on a storage hdd and get substantially less storage space.
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post #18 of 19
Yes it is about SAS drives and is about a year old but the same points seem to apply.
3.5" has a higher data density.
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Clearly, even the latest 2.5” Ultrastar C15K147 doesn’t stand a chance against the 3.5” Ultrastar 15K600 if you look at performance. This is because of the 3.5" model's higher data density and more aggressive performance. However, the 2.5” drive shines when it comes to power consumption, requiring half or even less power than the 3.5” drives, while performance differences aren’t even remotely close to the 50% or higher difference in power consumption.

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post #19 of 19
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i think that for my purposes, its better to go with the scorpio black and caviar green, im not a performance junky so i dont mind but i would be annoyed to pay 130 for a 1tb scorpio lol but thanks for the suggestion

my final build is up and purchased, just gotta wait for case, thanks for everyone that helped
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