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I see you're planning on water cooling. I don't think those 680's have full coverage waterblocks for them. Also I would get 16GB's of wonder ram like stated before....
 
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Originally Posted by Forceman View Post

You can't seriously be using that as a source, can you? That's a self reporting user poll on ZDNet. It could hardly get less scientific or authoritative than that. SSD fail rate is under 2% (unless you are talking about OCZ), based on manufacturer RMA data.

http://www.behardware.com/articles/881-7/components-returns-rates-7.html
Not entirely, but in the last 6 months I've either built or recommended people use SSDs in their computers and I've seen 1 catastrophic failure (from 6 ssds) with irrecoverable data loss. When i heard about it i searched for failure rates and came across that poll, yes its only a few hundred reapondants and again not exactly a scientific study but gave me pause for thought. ive probably used about 50 traditional hdds in builds over the years and aside from one batch of dodgy seagates (2 bad rmas) a few years ago, ive seen very few problems. I'd still recommend them and the persons whose ssd died bought a new one the same day. As with any digital media if you keep regular backups you minimise the risk. SSDs are relative new technology so its not surprising to me that there are still issues with manufacturing and reliability. Again that's just my perspective, I use them and swear by them and don't think the 18% failure rate will be representative across the board but they're certainly not as reliable as hdds.
 
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