Okay. Do not purchase a build where you have an SSD, but no secondary storage HDD.
I'm typing up a message to spiritgear right now to explain the logistics of it, but basically you will destroy the SSD within a year if you do that.
An SSD is not built like a standard HDD's platter system, which allows basically infinite re-writes to the drive. When you write a file to an SSD, it basically destroys the write capacity to that specific byte on the drive. Once you have written to all of the bytes, then you can no longer write to the SSD, but can still access the data. Note: This is in layman's terms, if you want to get more into the technical details go ahead and do some research.
This is not a problem at all if you have a secondary HDD, Windows and Browsers write thousands of files a day to your main drive. If you have this set up as your SSD, and do nothing to change how windows saves files to the partition, then you will burn out the write potential of your SSD.
You need to move all temporary saves of your OS and your browser to the secondary HDD, as well as some other things like the my documents, downloads, etc folders.
I cannot stress this enough, never buy a build or suggest a build with an SSD unless you are buying or own a HDD as well.
Originally Posted by Celisuis
How does this look - - this is without Specials - So I could get this anytime.
Intel Core i5 2500K,
1280MB MSI GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr 3 Power Edition/OC
ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3, Intel Z68
8GB Corsair Vengeance Blue DDR3 PC3-12800(1600)
Nighthawk Tower Case Full Black
550W PSU, Antec TruePower Modular
Coolermaster Hyper 612S
80 GB WD HDD (Have 1TB here, so just one to boot off)
This comes to £804 - so in my budget (Just)
Obviously I'd get what I can on the specials.
This is just here so I could get it - if I don't get the money back in time for some decent specials.
Looks pretty good. Here is a review of that psu:
Keep in mind, that if you have an old laptop sitting around you can use the HDD from that as your secondary drive, and buy the M4 as your primary drive.Edited by Grief - 12/10/11 at 1:46pm