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I don't have a comment or experience with the Define S but about the storage.
If I were you... Bump up the SSD size and ditch the SSHD for HDD.
BX100 250GB from Crucial is only 16$ or 25% more for double the storage. More bonkers fast storage for games and applications.
DT01ACA300 from Toshiba is -2$ for 3TB off mass storage instead of 2TB of notoriously unreliable Seagate with pretty useless 7.8GB of cache.

So instead of having 120GB boot drive with room for couple of games after Windows and 2TB of mass storage you'd have 250GB boot drive with room for a lot more games with Windows and 3TB of mass storage. And that's only a 14.1$ investment.
GTA V PC gobbles up 60gigs, Far Cry 4 roughly 30, Witcher 3 a little under 25 and so on.
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Originally Posted by lagittaja View Post

I don't have a comment or experience with the Define S but about the storage.
If I were you... Bump up the SSD size and ditch the SSHD for HDD.
BX100 250GB from Crucial is only 16$ or 25% more for double the storage. More bonkers fast storage for games and applications.
DT01ACA300 from Toshiba is -2$ for 3TB off mass storage instead of 2TB of notoriously unreliable Seagate with pretty useless 7.8GB of cache.

So instead of having 120GB boot drive with room for couple of games after Windows and 2TB of mass storage you'd have 250GB boot drive with room for a lot more games with Windows and 3TB of mass storage. And that's only a 14.1$ investment.
GTA V PC gobbles up 60gigs, Far Cry 4 roughly 30, Witcher 3 a little under 25 and so on.

Well... Let me explain what is happening here... Firstly this build is going in my living room to act as a console more or less. I really dont plan on doing anything else with this rig. Behind the scenes what I planned on doing was just using an 840 EVO 120 GB that I have laying around for my boot drive. I was using the 850 EVO as a bookmark for the build in PCPartPicker. I planned on just buying the SSHD to put all my games on. I am really concerned with speed and noise. I currently have about 500 GB of games on my main pc right now but I can clean that up quite a bit.. Maybe I just get the cheapest 500 GB SSD I can find for my games and also put in a 750 GB Western Digital Black I have laying around just for overflow. That may buy me enough time for when SSD prices drop and I can put a 2 TB in as the storage drive (a boy can dream). What are your thoughts on this approach? Any recommendations on a cheap SSD?

THANKS!!!

ps.. i have a drobo 5n with 10 TBs of storage so the only space I need is local for games...
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I still need to add some more 45s and a 240mm rad...but I figured it was post worthy.
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Originally Posted by terminaldawn View Post

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Originally Posted by lagittaja View Post

I don't have a comment or experience with the Define S but about the storage.
If I were you... Bump up the SSD size and ditch the SSHD for HDD.
BX100 250GB from Crucial is only 16$ or 25% more for double the storage. More bonkers fast storage for games and applications.
DT01ACA300 from Toshiba is -2$ for 3TB off mass storage instead of 2TB of notoriously unreliable Seagate with pretty useless 7.8GB of cache.

So instead of having 120GB boot drive with room for couple of games after Windows and 2TB of mass storage you'd have 250GB boot drive with room for a lot more games with Windows and 3TB of mass storage. And that's only a 14.1$ investment.
GTA V PC gobbles up 60gigs, Far Cry 4 roughly 30, Witcher 3 a little under 25 and so on.

Well... Let me explain what is happening here... Firstly this build is going in my living room to act as a console more or less. I really dont plan on doing anything else with this rig. Behind the scenes what I planned on doing was just using an 840 EVO 120 GB that I have laying around for my boot drive. I was using the 850 EVO as a bookmark for the build in PCPartPicker. I planned on just buying the SSHD to put all my games on. I am really concerned with speed and noise. I currently have about 500 GB of games on my main pc right now but I can clean that up quite a bit.. Maybe I just get the cheapest 500 GB SSD I can find for my games and also put in a 750 GB Western Digital Black I have laying around just for overflow. That may buy me enough time for when SSD prices drop and I can put a 2 TB in as the storage drive (a boy can dream). What are your thoughts on this approach? Any recommendations on a cheap SSD?

THANKS!!!

ps.. i have a drobo 5n with 10 TBs of storage so the only space I need is local for games...


i went with a 500 gb 850 EVO... got sick of over analyzing it. All the parts ordered. Here is the final list. Only thing that is different is Scyth Ninja 4, not the Scythe mugen (Scythe Ninja is not in pc partpickers db).

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/terminaldawn/saved/BtJ9TW
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i went with a 500 gb 850 EVO... got sick of over analyzing it. All the parts ordered. Here is the final list. Only thing that is different is Scyth Ninja 4, not the Scythe mugen (Scythe Ninja is not in pc partpickers db).

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/terminaldawn/saved/BtJ9TW

Newegg has the 500GB 850 evo on sale for $150. Also a seasonic 660W platinum for $79 AR. I think the PSU is better than the 750 corsair but I'll defer to the PSU experts. (aka Shilka) http://www.overclock.net/t/1431929/psu-index-thread
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Defective model maybe. Had no such issues with my case and card combo... and yeah all screwed in properly.

Well, it was easy to solve by using DVI instead. The next problem will be connecting TV via HDMI - probably need to restort to electrical tape...
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Just got my Node 804 (Newegg $69.99+ Free Shipping) to replace the venerable Antec SX1030 (Circa 2002) my first real case I ever bought. Can't wait to put my hodge podge of drives in there and rebuild my server!
     
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Does anybody know where to get the side panel for the r4 define these days? Google wasn't helpful. Mostly all are out of stock.
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Just sharing my updates Define S build. Plan on adding a second 290 and do a hardline loop.


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R5 Titanium on sale newegg shell shocker sale. $78.99 after $10 rebate. Free shipping.

Fractal Design Define R5 FD-CA-DEF-R5-TI Titanium Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352050

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?sdtid=8177756
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