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I know SSD life expectancy is measured in read/write cycles. It's easier to understand that when described with time. The games in question and Windows takes up about 70 GB. That leaves about 26 GB before capacity starts to become a concern. And that's if the games are installed on the SSD, which I don't really advocate anyway since there's no measurable benefit to gaming from a SSD. There's still plenty of room on the SSD.

I used to have Windows installed on a 150GB VelociRaptor. By the time I got rid of that drive, it took well over a minute to load into Windows and several minutes for updates to install and a restart to take place. I used to dread turning off my computer because of how long it took to get back into Windows. Installing a SSD was the single best upgrade I have ever made to my PC. I will always suggest one fit a SSD into their build if the budget allows. The budget here seems to allow. Considering the price of HDDs, it's easy and affordable to add capacity down the road.
post #22 of 56
it's not best to use your experience on one HD as such a broad brush.

it's cheaper to buy an HD now and then use it for storage. esp for the OP, the difference can be applied to better gaming components NOW.

speaking of which, Torvi is that atleast 1600 ram or some low end 1333?
Edited by looniam - 12/11/17 at 6:26pm
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Whose experience should I use? Do you know what a VelociRaptor is? HDD prices are fairly static so when you buy one doesn't matter much at all. It makes more sense to benefit from a SSD initially rather than down the road. If I had never experienced the benefits of a SSD, I probably wouldn't have this opinion.
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i am quite aware of what a WD raptor drive is kid. rolleyes.gif

want a cookie you had one? still waiting 5 years for a choc chip one myself.

that two y/o ssd i mention was from temporally living off a 1TB WD blue and had absolutely nothing like you mentioned. what you described was not necessarily hardware but very likely flonky software issues. esp. windows updating . . . tongue.gif
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You do realize that a quality SSD will last for a long time, right? At least a couple decades.
Show me that a SSD is a couple of decades old and still working.

SSD is "theoretically" "claimed" by SSD companies to last long, but none has proven track record yet.

HDD technology has been around long enough to proven otherwise.
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post #26 of 56
I rather enjoy my SSHD's but its important to note that I am not using them as an OS + Games drive. As a stand alone Games drives I honestly dont need anything better.

I would get a HDD 1TB and later add a caching SSD if its an attribute that breaks your immersion. Unless its 16GB+ its going to feel like a wasted invested.

I used to have a y510p with a 1TB 5400rpm drive but with the 24GB SSD cache it didnt hinder me in the slightest.

Stay in budget now, and invest a bit later if deemed needed.
    
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2500k and the GTX 670 should be more than fine for League and PUBG at 1400x900, granted you don't mind keeping the settings down. Most people do that anyways to get 60+ fps any ways. I'm not sure about Elite Dangerous though.

For CPU Cooler I would recommend a CM Hyper 212 EVO or similar cooler. The value is simply too hard to beat. That will get you to 4.5 Ghz no sweat. I'm not a big fan of AIO coolers, they're too loud for the small performance gain and added cost.

For RAM I would recommend getting 12gb, PUBG benefits from the extra.

Is this build for you? For a friend? For LAN type usage?
Depending on the usage, if you really stick to those three games, I think the 120 is doable spacewise. League is supposed to be 10, 10-20 for PUBG (once it leaves early access) and 20 for Elite Dangerous. That on top of 30-50 gb for windows leaves you at 70-100 out of your 120. I'd personally recommend a 256gb SSD or 1TB HDD as they're better value per gb while still keeping cost down and providing plenty of space.
post #28 of 56
I wouldn't recommend 12 GB RAM in any system other than X58 systems.

A 250 GB SSD would be ideal, but at that price point you might as well get a 120 SSD and 1 TB HDD. If I have to choose one drive today, I'm opting for the SSD. The difference in Windows loading time is enough.
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I wouldn't recommend 12 GB RAM in any system other than X58 systems.

A 250 GB SSD would be ideal, but at that price point you might as well get a 120 SSD and 1 TB HDD. If I have to choose one drive today, I'm opting for the SSD. The difference in Windows loading time is enough.

I agree with this. I would never want to use a single regular HDD as my solo drive, especially if you are only playing a small handful of games that can easily fit onto a 120GB SSD. The load times are just night and day and it can honestly start to be frustrating loading from a slow mech drive all the time. Most people will never have capacity issues when all there doing is something like this and it's super easy to buy a HDD later on for extra space if ever needed.
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Originally Posted by chessmyantidrug View Post

I wouldn't recommend 12 GB RAM in any system other than X58 systems.

A 250 GB SSD would be ideal, but at that price point you might as well get a 120 SSD and 1 TB HDD. If I have to choose one drive today, I'm opting for the SSD. The difference in Windows loading time is enough.

My friend always complains about building models not rendering for the first 2 minutes of the game. He has a 2500k with 8gb of RAM, a HD 7970 3gb, and a 256gb 850 EVO, a reasonably similar system.
My personal system (2500k and 12gb Ram and GTX 660) never had the same problem.

Also Techspot's recent article potentially high RAM usage (at least at ultra textures)
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