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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby dissonance on Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:11 am

i've been thinking about an SSD, probably two 64gb for dualbooting. OS, a few games, and swap are all i'd really need to use them for, though i kinda doubt the need for swap with 8gb of ram (hopefully 16 somewhere down the line). with a big enough buffer in ram, even 1080p works fine with 7200rpm drives. like i said, i plan on doing mass storage with a few tb of drives.

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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby cz_squishy on Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:43 am

Gary wrote:
Dr. Delta wrote:Lack of SSD.


Come on man, those things are expensive and any SSD you could get at a reasonable price would only be able to fit you OS and few games on.

But it's worth booting Windows in 20 seconds or less :-D
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby joe_rogers_11155 on Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:37 pm

joe_rogers_11155 wrote:what's so great about SSD anyways? how will I ever use it?
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby dissonance on Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:07 pm

joe_rogers_11155 wrote:
joe_rogers_11155 wrote:what's so great about SSD anyways? how will I ever use it?
super duper speedy boot and load times. also, swap.
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby Dr. Delta on Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:14 pm

windows+application start up, swap file

If you don't play a lot of games or don't have a lot of application unlike me, you can install your games on the SSD too and your games load incredibly fast.
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby cz_squishy on Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:20 am

Dr. Delta wrote:windows+application start up, swap file

If you don't play a lot of games or don't have a lot of application unlike me, you can install your games on the SSD too and your games load incredibly fast.

I have BF3 on my SSD
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby Jangalomph on Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:02 pm

For all of you new Latest Technology guys:

http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/7970/Pages/radeon-7970.aspx#2

AMD 7970 Is being released soon!
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby cz_squishy on Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:19 pm

jangalomph wrote:For all of you new Latest Technology guys:

http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/7970/Pages/radeon-7970.aspx#2

AMD 7970 Is being released soon!

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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby Gary on Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:57 pm

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822136769 (WD 500GB for 90USD )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 22-136-358 (Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB 32MB for 99USD)

Considering getting a new primary HDD for my desktop. My current one is pretty slow and maxed out(300GB).


Oh, and a SATA 3 drive should work with a SATA 2 mobo right? Just not at 6Gb/s.
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby zombie@computer on Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:11 pm

No non-industrial non-ssd disk in existance is able to work at sata2 speeds, let alone sata3. But yeah, sata3 is backwards compatible
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby Gary on Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:15 pm

zombie@computer wrote:No non-industrial non-ssd disk in existance is able to work at sata2 speeds, let alone sata3. But yeah, sata3 is backwards compatible


I know, I assume the only reason they even do put such high speed connectors on the drives is so they can say that they "feature" it.
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby trcc on Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:25 pm

Green caviar isnt ascfast as black caviar... and i got my 1 terabyte for 100$
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby Gary on Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:35 pm

I'll be ordering a new HDD tonight. As my current desktop drive just died(or at least in the late stages of dying).


I was going to get a smaller fast drive. Thinking a fast TB drive would be expensive... Then I ran some tests on my brother's 1TB drive(recommend by Antie):
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Terabyte drive
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

           Sequential Read :   138.098 MB/s
          Sequential Write :   134.726 MB/s
         Random Read 512KB :    49.253 MB/s
        Random Write 512KB :    63.329 MB/s
    Random Read 4KB (QD=1) :     0.611 MB/s [   149.2 IOPS]
   Random Write 4KB (QD=1) :     1.277 MB/s [   311.7 IOPS]
   Random Read 4KB (QD=32) :     0.768 MB/s [   187.6 IOPS]
  Random Write 4KB (QD=32) :     1.298 MB/s [   316.9 IOPS]

  Test : 1000 MB [T: 16.0% (149.0/931.5 GB)] (x5)
  Date : 2012/03/05 22:57:07
    OS : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition [6.1 Build 7600] (x86)



As you can see. It's sure as hell not slow like I thought it would be. It's four times faster than my old one. So I'm getting this TB one.:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822152185


With all this space. I'm gonna throw Ubuntu(or some Linux distro), WinXP(why not?), Win7(x86), and Win7(64) on it. Ubuntu won't take much space, as it's just going to be for general computing(web, docs, SteamChat, etc.) and will be entirely loaded into my RAM on start up.
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby cz_squishy on Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:09 pm

@Gary On r/BuildaPC that HDD is one of the most recommended ones due to it low cost (well before the flooding) and great performance. Compared to the WD Caviar Black that's supposed to be a better HDD, the Spinpoint F3 is actually faster/better (there's a chart but I forgot where it's at).
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby zombie@computer on Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:18 pm

@Gary

why would you use four different os'es? Multi-OSs are annoying. Not only because each new OS fucks up the boot of some others (ie windows doesnt like grub), and XP refuses to get installed past a certain cylinder index, etc. Just use virtualbox or virtualpc to play with them, its not like you should be doing anything else with them, ey?
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