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Thanks so much Cyb0rg you seem to reply within minutes everytime its awesome!. I noticed on newegg the ax850 is the same price as the ax750 is there any reason to not go with the 850?

Also, how heavy should I weigh the lifespan of SSD's into purchasing one because it seems the Vertex III is going to be rather expensive and I want to make sure it's going to last. Thanks!
No problem. I'm a nerd. And this place is a festering pool of nerds.

If they're the same price, why not get the bigger one? I might check a few quick reviews of the two to see if there is any glaring issue with the AX850 and the reason for its cheaper price and/or if it is a Newegg sale of some sort. I know when I got my HX 750, the HX850 was the same price, but out of stock. It's ok though, I read many reviews of my drive and it was actually good up to 1,000w -- Corsair would have just had to sell it as a bronze unit.


Apparently the smaller 25nm NAND size is a big deal as some people have stated, and features noticeably shorter life span. Look for the larger 34nm NAND drives. (Basically all last generation and several current SATA III 3rd gen SSDs.

And I'm done for the night 5am comes way to fricken early.
Edited by thecyb0rg - 2/28/11 at 8:46pm
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lol alright thanks man
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The patriot in my Sig rig is in its 3rd or 4th computer. I bought 4 or 5 of them several years ago... when they turned the corner from stupid expensive to just pricey. I think the 32GB models were ~$150?? This and another one were in my server's fake raid for a few years. I think all the hype about ssd's is just people wanting to sound important.

I like them in my folding rigs because they run cool and are fast to image via e-sata dock. I like in my desktop because its fast. Sucky in my laptop because I'd fill it up. At work, I've got the raid so local hdd size is kinda irrelevant.

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So I've been doing some thinking and reading and I am considering another option. That is, switching the CPU to the 2500k and using the $100 saved for buying an ivy bridge cpu later this year. Since I will not likely be upgrading any major components or 3+ years I need this build to last as long as possible and since ivy bridge will support 1155 sockets and have a reportedly 20%-30% increase it seems like it may be a good option, but my thoughts are that of a novice so i was wondering what you guys think?

Also is it a good idea to flash the 6950 to a 6970 and what performance increases will that give?

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So I've been doing some thinking and reading and I am considering another option. That is, switching the CPU to the 2500k and using the $100 saved for buying an ivy bridge cpu later this year. Since I will not likely be upgrading any major components or 3+ years I need this build to last as long as possible and since ivy bridge will support 1155 sockets and have a reportedly 20%-30% increase it seems like it may be a good option, but my thoughts are that of a novice so i was wondering what you guys think?

Also is it a good idea to flash the 6950 to a 6970 and what performance increases will that give?

Thanks
The CPU swap is actually a very good idea. In the best case situations, you're only going getting ~10% improvement because of hyperthreading.

Flashing a 6950 to a 6970 isn't hard (a couple of lines in a dos-like prompt) and is basically free power. What's not to love?
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Sweet! I'll do that then, it's nice to see some 1155 motherboards coming back up on newegg. It won't be much longer till Asus' are up i presume. It's really hard waiting to purchase everything since my idea of a spring break is going to be this build. Think 4.5ghz 24/7 is possible with this setup?
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Sweet! I'll do that then, it's nice to see some 1155 motherboards coming back up on newegg. It won't be much longer till Asus' are up i presume. It's really hard waiting to purchase everything since my idea of a spring break is going to be this build. Think 4.5ghz 24/7 is possible with this setup?
That's what like half of the people on here are doing, companies need to hurry up and get those things shipped.
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I'd imagine it can't be very much longer. The faster companies get them back on the market the more bids they'll get, but they know that. Lets hope the ones people really want don't all get bought out in the first hour. lol I wanna know who holds the record for 1155 refreshes on newegg right now. I gotta be in the hundreds easy.
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I'd imagine it can't be very much longer. The faster companies get them back on the market the more bids they'll get, but they know that. Lets hope the ones people really want don't all get bought out in the first hour. lol I wanna know who holds the record for 1155 refreshes on newegg right now. I gotta be in the hundreds easy.
I'd say a solid 50-70% of 1155 users can simply up the multiplier to 45x and hit 4.5GHz like that. I had to add a little bit of voltage to get past 4.4GHz and more than I'd like to hit 4.8GHz. Settled for a 4.6GHz OC. Still, not bad at all.
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I'd say a solid 50-70% of 1155 users can simply up the multiplier to 45x and hit 4.5GHz like that. I had to add a little bit of voltage to get past 4.4GHz and more than I'd like to hit 4.8GHz. Settled for a 4.6GHz OC. Still, not bad at all.
Is that with your Corsair H70? That is solid! Your system looks superb. I can't see a place where you could reasonably do better. How is it treating ya? Are you satisfied with it?
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