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Sata 6GB/s SSDs are all so fast, you will never tell a difference during real world use. Sure the Samsung 840 may boot your system .3 seconds faster, but all SSDs are ridiculously fast.
That said...I want one frown.gif Anyone spotted an online shop stocking them yet? I need to get some 840 pros.

Reviews that I read on Tom's and other places said it will be available in Mid October, not too long of a wait.
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Well yeah the 840 would be for an A10 laptop this spring.
By the way my rig with everything in it has topped out at about 585 watts full throttle on all 6 CPU cores and both GPU cores. So for what it is I'm pretty happy with its efficiency compared to some of the numbers I have seen from other setups running bulldozer.
Your point being?
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My trusty old C300 is still pulling its weight, but these new drives are mighty tempting especially since my C300 is only 64GB. My Windows install is going on 2 years now, so it's about time for a fresh one too. Perhaps I will time my new install with a new drive, and retire this SSD to my other rig.
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Your point being?

Just because you have high end hardware, doesn't mean you can't also be concerned about power use and overall efficiency.

At least thats how I'm reading it.
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I just found a shop here in Germany that is already listing the 840 and 840 pro. Just for a comparison, the listed prices are

840 pro @128 Gb : 150 Eur / 830 @128 Gb : 85 Eur
840 pro @256 Gb : 270 Eur / 830 @256 Gb : 153 Eur

Anyway I suggest to not consider these prices yet, it is still too early. And the first shops to list new parts before launch usually (at least in my experience) have a higher price tag.
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I just found a shop here in Germany that is already listing the 840 and 840 pro. Just for a comparison, the listed prices are
840 pro @128 Gb : 150 Eur / 830 @128 Gb : 85 Eur
840 pro @256 Gb : 270 Eur / 830 @256 Gb : 153 Eur
Anyway I suggest to not consider these prices yet, it is still too early. And the first shops to list new parts before launch usually (at least in my experience) have a higher price tag.

Thats:

193.98 USD for the 840 pro @ 128gb
348.49 USD for the 840 pro @ 256gb

YIKES. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

I know these aren't final. But, it is a good representation of range that we can expect. Meaning... I highly doubt the 840 pro 128gb will be any lower than 149.99. mad.gif
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No, for this kind of thing the typical conversion is 1Eur~1USD, so it matches the predictions.
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Launch prices are always high.....

It usually takes a month or so for prices to settle down to normal levels. I saw the 512gb crucial m4 for 350$ a few weeks ago, I doubt that deal can be beat. But if I can nab a 512GB 840pro in the next couple of months for 450ish I will be happy.
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My trusty old C300 is still pulling its weight, but these new drives are mighty tempting especially since my C300 is only 64GB. My Windows install is going on 2 years now, so it's about time for a fresh one too. Perhaps I will time my new install with a new drive, and retire this SSD to my other rig.
Just because you have high end hardware, doesn't mean you can't also be concerned about power use and overall efficiency.
At least thats how I'm reading it.
My point is SSD's use hardly any power at all the difference will be 1W.
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No, for this kind of thing the typical conversion is 1Eur~1USD, so it matches the predictions.

Got ya.

But the there is much more for the "euro" to the "dollar". Almost 1.5x for that matter.
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My point is SSD's use hardly any power at all the difference will be 1W.

Agreed, if you are trying to be power efficent on a computer, you want to go greener in these places first:

PSU: get a 80 Plus Gold/Plat PSU and run it near 40-75% load
GPU: get Kepler, nuff said.
CPU: get Ivy, nuff said
HDD: get a green drive
Ram: this is a no brainer, get Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US @1.35V

Then you can worry about your SSD power consumption, because it is minute compared to the 5 listed above.

p.s Was going to list monitor but I think all mainstream monitor are energy star approved anyway.
Edited by sherlock - 9/25/12 at 8:11am
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