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So I have been waiting for the Plextor M5S 256Gb to drop in pirce but it doesn't seem to which it sits around $200

I looked at some benchmarks and the I found on "Toms" that the Samsung 840 (Not PRO) 250 is a little faster?

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/ssd-charts-2012/AS-SSD-Overall-Total-Score,2792.html

I also found that I can get a new Samsung 840 250gb for $140 right now on Ebay.

Any input?
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Originally Posted by Pure2sin View Post

So I have been waiting for the Plextor M5S 256Gb to drop in pirce but it doesn't seem to which it sits around $200

I looked at some benchmarks and the I found on "Toms" that the Samsung 840 (Not PRO) 250 is a little faster?

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/ssd-charts-2012/AS-SSD-Overall-Total-Score,2792.html

I also found that I can get a new Samsung 840 250gb for $140 right now on Ebay.

Any input?

SSD benchmarks are pretty much irrelevant as the differences are not noticeable in real life usage. Plextor M5S, Intel 520 and 330 series, and OCZ Vector are all pretty solid SSD's that i know of, so you should also look into deals on those as well.

The Samsung 840 non pro is all right, too. It sacrifices write speed which isn't really essential anyway, but is still good bang for the buck.
Edited by Fulvin - 2/25/13 at 1:01pm
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Subbed. Best of luck with your build Pure2sin.
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I got an 8gb stick of Corsair Vengeance free with my Mobo. I already had 2x8GB sticks of the Crucial Ballistix Sport low pro. I am kind of confused on if it is possible to run two different types of ram? To run in dual channel I would obviously need another stick of the Vengeance ram but can you run two different types of ram like that? Example would be Crucial (1,3) and Corsair Vengance (2,4) slots? I don't know if I am interpreting it correctly but the Mobo manual seems to be saying that you need all the same type in all 4 slots?
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i don't think it's possible without same timings. i've never tried thought. why don't you sell the 8gb stick and buy ones like yours. or place the money towards something else
or sell the two sticks and get another vengeance.biggrin.gif
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i don't think it's possible without same timings. i've never tried thought. why don't you sell the 8gb stick and buy ones like yours. or place the money towards something else
or sell the two sticks and get another vengeance.biggrin.gif

I was going to keep it for another build but I just want to make sure first. From everything I have read I still have no concrete answer.
post #37 of 47
You can run them, you just need to set the timings the same for all of them. So you might have to run one set slower than rated, for instance. I was running 2 sticks of G.Skill and 2 HyperX sticks in mine with no issues. Actually I'm not sure I even checked the timings - I just put the new sticks in, reselected XMP, and was off and running.

But I'd just sell the extra stick rather than run 32GB.
Edited by Forceman - 3/9/13 at 3:11pm
post #38 of 47
Matching sticks will work together. If they do not they are considered faulty and you can RMA. (I should add they might need to be on the list of recommended RAM for your mobo too.)
Non-matching sticks often work together, but sometimes they don't. No guarantee.
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I got everything put together and it booted up with a vga connector on the mobo. I changed some fan settings and restarted. Now for some reason i am getting no input on monitor. I tried the CMOS reset button and still nothing on the monitor. All fans are on and everthing seems to be powered correctly. Any suggestions?

EDIT-

I figured it out. For some reason it switched display control to the display card. I had to use the DVI to VGA splitter since I didn't have a DVI cord. Now I have everything installed.
Edited by Pure2sin - 3/11/13 at 6:24pm
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Well my Galaxy 670 GC card has some issues. The HDMI doesn't work and some other stuff. I called Amazon and they said they would help me out. They returned the card and then told me to pick a card I want so I picked this card thinking that they probably wouldn't let me get it for the same price but they said they would with a discount on top!

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 OC 4GB

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009LTUC9A/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I ended up getting the card for $357.11 shipped. I also get the $25 rebate bringing it down to $332.11 and I am pretty happy with that.

The only thing I was hesitant about was that it's a 3 slot card and is pretty big but I doubt I will ever add a second card anyways.
Edited by Pure2sin - 3/12/13 at 3:46pm
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