So after a couple weeks of messing around with the Momentus XT drive, ive got to say that i like it alot. Ive tested the speed with 2 other drives and this one is noticeably faster. Its not SSD faster but i could care less. For me to get an SSD would be a complete waste. I dont really care if windows loads a few seconds faster than this drive. Programs load quickly just the same. Ill wait another year and maybe ill jump on that band wagon. The one thing i dont like about this drive is, of course, the missing 50GB of space. It would be more fare to customers if drive companies would list an aproximate number instead of how much space theres supposed to be if the disk was in square form. Its kind of annoying you know? I paid for 750 GB and expect to get 750, not 700. I would have paid for it even if it listed a true 700 GB storage space. im just weird i suppose.
Taxes are done and its almost time to make the most important purchase.........the video card!!! The MSI GTX 680 PE
(lightning style) is what im deciding on simply because i want to have the card for a few years without having to upgrade. This one in particular is cheaper than the lightning because its not overclocked. Like 40 bux cheaper. why would i spend more money on something that will more than likely overclock just as easily. The card also has the GPU reactor as well as the "lightning" lettering on the back plate which is a bonus.
The last component to complete this SFF gaming build will be the Asus VG248QE
144Hz monitor. It wouldnt make much sense getting a ballin graphics card without getting a ballin monitor. Currently im using the Acer x223w 1680x1050 which would completely negate the need for the GTX 680. Haha, its time to join the modern age with an HD setup.
So thats it for now. I will be posting pictures of the card and monitor as well as reviews as soon as i get them. Im hoping they will get ordered next monday but we'll see. But for now, let me know what you guys think and if you have any other ideas for a graphics/display combo around 800 USD, feel free to let me know