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Fettered
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Upgrade incoming

Postby Fettered » Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:08 pm

Parts are on their way:

MSI GTX 780Ti
16 Gigs DDR3
1 TB Samsung 840 Evo SSD

Hope to have everything here and installed next week. AC has been running pretty good with what I have, but I've noticed really slow loads, I'm hoping the extra ram and the SSD will help speed some things up.
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Re: Upgrade incoming

Postby Captain Glume » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:59 pm

Fettered wrote:Parts are on their way:

MSI GTX 780Ti
16 Gigs DDR3
1 TB Samsung 840 Evo SSD

Hope to have everything here and installed next week. AC has been running pretty good with what I have, but I've noticed really slow loads, I'm hoping the extra ram and the SSD will help speed some things up.


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Re: Upgrade incoming

Postby Fettered » Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:53 am

I'm using it to replace a 1 TB conventional HD, so I figured why not. Hopefully it'll last me a while. the MB and CPU are still pretty good, so if I can get 2-3 more years out of this set up I'll be happy.
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Re: Upgrade incoming

Postby einnyen » Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:06 am

There have been recent studies and hardware burns that show the current gen ssds sustaining up to 4 PB of writes before the flash and/or controller give up the ghost. The new Samsung 850 Pro line may sustain up to 40 PB with the newer architecture. It'll definitely be interesting to see.

I HIGHLY recommend a program called Spin Rite written by security expert Steve Gibson for SSD as well as conventional drive maintenance. It's allowed me to bring back drives that I thought for sure were dead. Also his Security Now podcast with Leo Laporte is extremely informative for those in the information security industry.

https://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm
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Re: Upgrade incoming

Postby Fettered » Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:43 am

einnyen wrote:There have been recent studies and hardware burns that show the current gen ssds sustaining up to 4 PB of writes before the flash and/or controller give up the ghost. The new Samsung 850 Pro line may sustain up to 40 PB with the newer architecture. It'll definitely be interesting to see.

I HIGHLY recommend a program called Spin Rite written by security expert Steve Gibson for SSD as well as conventional drive maintenance. It's allowed me to bring back drives that I thought for sure were dead. Also his Security Now podcast with Leo Laporte is extremely informative for those in the information security industry.

https://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm


Cool I'll check it out. Thanks.
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Re: Upgrade incoming

Postby Reaper » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:39 am

Nice Fettered

I think you will like the difference m8 ;)
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Re: Upgrade incoming

Postby Envoy » Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:58 pm

I have the Samsung 840 EVO 500GB. I'm currently only using that SSD for my OS and a few programs.

I think I'll pick up the 1TB Samsung SSD later this year when the price drops a little more. Currently, I'm using a 3TB HDD for mass storage and games.
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Re: Upgrade incoming

Postby Fettered » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:50 pm

Envoy wrote:I have the Samsung 840 EVO 500GB. I'm currently only using that SSD for my OS and a few programs.

I think I'll pick up the 1TB Samsung SSD later this year when the price drops a little more. Currently, I'm using a 3TB HDD for mass storage and games.


Yeah I haven't decided how I'm going to set it up. I know I'm going to use the SSD for the OS, possible all of my games, but I have a huge number of music files that I'll probably leave on the HDD. I'll probably relegate the HDD to storage of less used and less essential stuff.
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Re: Upgrade incoming

Postby Fettered » Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:23 am

Upgrade complete... my gods it boots fast now. Now just to decided what to do with the old HDD, should I keep the essentials on it, or wipe it and just use it for storage... hmmmm.
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Re: Upgrade incoming

Postby Captain Glume » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:15 pm

Storage. Just use it for your porn and the like ;)
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