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SF drives use compression and that reduces lifespan

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Anyone who says that is immediately a HUGE fanboy. Seriously.

I see, I was judging by AS SSD scores in which the 840 250GB has been benchmarked, and it gets a slightly better score than the M5S 128GB.
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After checking the benches on Anandtech (ATTO & AS SSD) they are truly close to each other,
Also my girlfriend told me she would like to go for the Pro version anyway (in both case, either Samsung or Plextor so..)
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I see, I was judging by AS SSD scores in which the 840 250GB has been benchmarked, and it gets a slightly better score than the M5S 128GB.
It's double the size. In the same way a M5S 256GB totally eats the 840 250GB for lunch. What are you smoking, dude? A bigger SSD = faster. Don't you know that?
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After checking the benches on Anandtech (ATTO & AS SSD) they are truly close to each other,
Also my girlfriend told me she would like to go for the Pro version anyway (in both case, either Samsung or Plextor so..)
He's talking about the 840 and M5S which are the low-end ones. Yes 840 is cheaper but not by much. It's not worth sacrificing so much performance and he compared the 250GB to the 128GB M5S ... YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME.
But the Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme is cheaper and sexier looking ... Why would she bother anyway? Just buy what's cheapest biggrin.gif
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It's double the size. In the same way a M5S 256GB totally eats the 840 250GB for lunch. What are you smoking, dude? A bigger SSD = faster. Don't you know that?

I didn't notice it and I'm not smoking anything, thanks for the concern.
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So, to come back after quite a while, a few more questions and a few fixes :

My girlfriend will indeed go with a Samsung 840 Pro (256GB) just like me : $ 214.99
She'll go for a 7870 (GV-R787OC-2GD) : $ 249.99
And case wise, she hasn't found something spunky and green enough to catch her attention yet, if you guys have any ideas : $ 200.00 (Max)

Concerning my own build :

Is there a real advantage to the Gold certification (I just want to know if one of you here does not have a PSU with a Gold or Platinium certification, none for example, and does he sees a true difference on his electricity bills for example).

Second question, would 650W be enough for two GTX770 (even at full load) ? The SeaSonic SS-650KM is currently at 116.99 $, on the side, what do you guys think about EVGA PSUs ? I would rather go with SeaSonic or Corsair but you never know. If 750W is 'safer' I would go with the AX750 which is cheaper than the SS-750KM right now (at 149.99 $).

Finally, is there a true and important advantage of having RAM running at 1866 instead of 1600 (I've read the threads on this forums about the subject and on the net a bit, no worries there) but my question is regarding to my use of Photoshop, InDesign, etc. The Adobe Suite in general, would I perceive a significant gain ? And again, is there a difference between having 1x8 or 2x4 ? I didn't clearly see an answer anywhere (in my post at least). I've just seen these and I had currently selected these, what would you guys do ? These are also the same price. It is truly dumb from my part but yeah their style does matter.. (so far I like the Corsair Vengeance and the Kingston Beast the most).

Finally, about the watercooler ? I was initially going with a H80i but what would you guys go with ? Antec, Thermaltake, Corsair or NZXT ? I've heard good reviews about the X60 recently (by some friends of mine), I haven't bothered reading too much about it though, the h80i or the h100i sure seems attractive but I have heard recently that a couple of problems started to come up fast with these.. (LED failing, pump noise, the corsair software being buggy, etc.), what do you guys think ?
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You dont need more then 550 watts if you are only using one video card

Also you sould never look at brands when you are looking at PSU´s its a big trap many fall into

In what sense?

I choose a brand that make their own like seasonic and following a history of good reviews.

Hardcop torture test their psu's and give a no doubt outcome!
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Also, do you think I should go for a 770 or buy a 670 once the 700's are out and wait for Maxwell ?
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So, to come back after quite a while, a few more questions and a few fixes :

My girlfriend will indeed go with a Samsung 840 Pro (256GB) just like me : $ 214.99
She'll go for a 7870 (GV-R787OC-2GD) : $ 249.99
And case wise, she hasn't found something spunky and green enough to catch her attention yet, if you guys have any ideas : $ 200.00 (Max)

Concerning my own build :

Is there a real advantage to the Gold certification (I just want to know if one of you here does not have a PSU with a Gold or Platinium certification, none for example, and does he sees a true difference on his electricity bills for example).

Second question, would 650W be enough for two GTX770 (even at full load) ? The SeaSonic SS-650KM is currently at 116.99 $, on the side, what do you guys think about EVGA PSUs ? I would rather go with SeaSonic or Corsair but you never know. If 750W is 'safer' I would go with the AX750 which is cheaper than the SS-750KM right now (at 149.99 $).

Finally, is there a true and important advantage of having RAM running at 1866 instead of 1600 (I've read the threads on this forums about the subject and on the net a bit, no worries there) but my question is regarding to my use of Photoshop, InDesign, etc. The Adobe Suite in general, would I perceive a significant gain ? And again, is there a difference between having 1x8 or 2x4 ? I didn't clearly see an answer anywhere (in my post at least). I've just seen these and I had currently selected these, what would you guys do ? These are also the same price. It is truly dumb from my part but yeah their style does matter.. (so far I like the Corsair Vengeance and the Kingston Beast the most).

Finally, about the watercooler ? I was initially going with a H80i but what would you guys go with ? Antec, Thermaltake, Corsair or NZXT ? I've heard good reviews about the X60 recently (by some friends of mine), I haven't bothered reading too much about it though, the h80i or the h100i sure seems attractive but I have heard recently that a couple of problems started to come up fast with these.. (LED failing, pump noise, the corsair software being buggy, etc.), what do you guys think ?

For your girlfriend, when you say "green enough" are you referring to a case that is colored green? This is pretty green and "spunky" imo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345008 has really nice cable management, and plenty of cooling options... oh and green wink.gif.


I say it's best to keep stay at a Gold Certification, there are also really nice Silver Certified PSU's as well. Not necessarily because of your electricity bill, but more or less for reliable wattage being delivered to your components.

Not sure if it has been mentioned, but Rosewill makes a nice 750W PSU. The Rosewill Capstone 750-M. Gold Certified, and modular. As reliable as a Seasonic or Corsair unit and priced very nice. Which seems to be a concern of yours. 750W should be enough for two 770's, which will probably draw a little less power than a 680.

There are many advantages to having faster ram, above 2133MHz it appears that the price isn't worth the performance increase. You will notice things being a bit snappier, all around on your computer with faster ram. Considering the difference in price between 1600MHz and 1866MHz ram isn't all that different, it's best to look at the higher MHz ram. As far as being stuck on Corsair or Kingston, really should look into G.Skill. They offer great quality ram at awesome prices and if you are concerned about style they have plenty of colors and options to choose from. Typically, you want to run in dual channel, so you will want two sticks of ram to do this.

As far as AIO watercooler units go, your case choice will allow you some better options. I would probably go with a Corsair H110 and then grab some higher RPM fans to put in Push/Pull. Otherwise the Swiftech H220 or Kraken X60 are also really good choices. Been hearing great things about the H220. The H110 performs slightly under the other two because its fans are a little slower. So if you want proven Corsair reliability, you can grab the H110 and just replace the fans. Grab four of these for Push/Pull and you will be golden.

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In what sense?

I choose a brand that make their own like seasonic and following a history of good reviews.

Hardcop torture test their psu's and give a no doubt outcome!

Look at models and series and look up who is the OEM the brand does not matter that much

And every brand has crap even Corsair and Seasonic
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Also, do you think I should go for a 770 or buy a 670 once the 700's are out and wait for Maxwell ?
The 770 is going to be a 680 with a titan cooler on it. So either wait and get a couple 680's or get a 7970 now.

As it pertains to your GF, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139015&IsVirtualParent=1 or http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119242 (If you can find one)
PS: You picked a good psu, as I think I've said before, 99% of people on this forum just have a hardon for Rosewill Capstone PSU's, not saying they are bad because they are excellent psu's, but its not the only PSU.
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