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Cheers! So when I do get the SSD and install it in, how do I make the OS run off the SSD? Would I need to reinstall the OS? Or can you just swap it over from the Hard drive?
I was also looking at the possibility of getting more ram, maybe an extra 4gb or something, if that's even worth it? Plus is there a difference in MHz of ram, mine is currently 8gb of 1333mhz, my board can support 1600mhz, or is it just a gimic?
Regards Dovah.
1. Re format or fresh install is always the best alternative, be sure to backup your important files, and also to use space wise, if you get a 128GB SSD you can use it for full OS and daily programs and maybe 1 or 2 games you play the most, or the current played ones, no more than that, secondary drive, your older HDD would be your personal drive to store music, videos photos and all your related items, data and other programs, SSD could be smaller in size compared to your previuos drive, but faster, thats the way i use SSD.
2. for ivy bridge and sandy, 1333 and 1600 does mostly the same, i will add another identical set of 8GB for your ram, to make 16GB and take full advantage of your dual channel configuration and instructions for the processor, adding just 4 GB more will make the PC slower cause it cannot matches the dual channel memory protocol, so if possible upgrade to 16GB, matching your current 8GB with another identical set, same amount per dimm and freq!

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Alright cheers, I'll probably be picking up an SSD in the coming week or so.
 

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Great Samsung are excellent choices so is crucial and hyper X ones, be wise when purchasing, i love 128 GB ones and also 64's ones, but thats a personal choice and decision!

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Great Samsung are excellent choices so is crucial and hyper X ones, be wise when purchasing, i love 128 GB ones and also 64's ones, but thats a personal choice and decision!

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Agreed, I've had lots of the Samsung models that are great, the evo line is generally decently priced, l don't have much use on my hyperX however it's a decent performer, and I've had probably 5 crucial drives that have all been wonderful. I'd personally probably pick the crucial if you're on a budget because they generally have pretty good prices and pretty good and frequent sales.
 
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Well I was looking at the Samsung Evo 250gb SSD SATA 3 for $96, but is another 8g of ram going to make a good difference? It costs around 60-70 for it, but I notice when playing Inquisition on my 1070ti (got one for a bargain price and barely used it's great) the ram usage on task manager is about 80%.
 

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Well I was looking at the Samsung Evo 250gb SSD SATA 3 for $96, but is another 8g of ram going to make a good difference? It costs around 60-70 for it, but I notice when playing Inquisition on my 1070ti (got one for a bargain price and barely used it's great) the ram usage on task manager is about 80%.
well your rig scalated pretty quickly, 16 GB ram in total, makes a hugh difference, paired with your new GTX 1070ti, will be a sweetspot to reach, SSD could wait, i'll match the 16GB with another 8GB kit, then save later for the SSD,

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Alright i'll do the ram first then, thank you. I've just been looking and for some reason they mainly sell 1600mhz ddr3 ram with some 1333 mhz ones but with the 8gb split up into 2x4gb. I'm fnding it hard to get a single 8gb stick of 1333, but I'll keep looking (I swear it's like looking for a gold nugget at the moment, can you trust buying used RAM? ) . As for the 1070ti, well that happened quicker than I thought to, it's the gigabyte 1070ti gaming 8G one which I chanced upon for an amazing price. Reason being was only used for a few months from a small business and I took it while I could, and for 1080p I think it'll be more than enough. Runs like a charm, very pleased with it.
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Alright i'll do the ram first then, thank you. I've just been looking and for some reason they mainly sell 1600mhz ddr3 ram with some 1333 mhz ones but with the 8gb split up into 2x4gb. I'm fnding it hard to get a single 8gb stick of 1333, but I'll keep looking (I swear it's like looking for a gold nugget at the moment, can you trust buying used RAM? ) . As for the 1070ti, well that happened quicker than I thought to, it's the gigabyte 1070ti gaming 8G one which I chanced upon for an amazing price. Reason being was only used for a few months from a small business and I took it while I could, and for 1080p I think it'll be more than enough. Runs like a charm, very pleased with it.
I Appreciate all the help!
Regards Dovah
sure, you try a memtest before buying, also where are you from, so we could provide links for ram,
is great to take a great deal when possible, a friend just got a GTX 980ti for $100 used, but used from a company that updated some rigs and sold the old ones, nice opportunity,

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Well I was looking at the Samsung Evo 250gb SSD SATA 3 for $96, but is another 8g of ram going to make a good difference? It costs around 60-70 for it, but I notice when playing Inquisition on my 1070ti (got one for a bargain price and barely used it's great) the ram usage on task manager is about 80%.
My experience going from 8GB to 16GB was more noticeable than moving to an SSD (from a single HDD) as my OS drive. If I had to choose one over the other I'd go with the RAM.

Edit: I see you already came to this decision :oops:.
 
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Yeah I know, it is so much better than paying premium prices for one just because it is "new".

I'm from Australia, and I've checked all my local pc stores and they're sold out of all single 8gb ram sticks and I wasn't going to pay $210 for 16gb of ram. So I checked ebay and had a look at some used ram and even they were expensive but I managed to finally get some at a good price. So I ordered 16GB of DDR3 ram 1600mhz Kingston Hyper-x fury for $100 (used and tested) which was really good considering a brand new stick of standard 8GB ram was $95. Hopefully this will do! I'll just take out my old ram when it arrives and sell it.
Thanks all, I'll keep you informed on all components!
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Yeah I know, it is so much better than paying premium prices for one just because it is "new".

I'm from Australia, and I've checked all my local pc stores and they're sold out of all single 8gb ram sticks and I wasn't going to pay $210 for 16gb of ram. So I checked ebay and had a look at some used ram and even they were expensive but I managed to finally get some at a good price. So I ordered 16GB of DDR3 ram 1600mhz Kingston Hyper-x fury for $100 (used and tested) which was really good considering a brand new stick of standard 8GB ram was $95. Hopefully this will do! I'll just take out my old ram when it arrives and sell it.
Thanks all, I'll keep you informed on all components!
Regards,
well, seems like you are on fire with best possible deals! im glad you are updating and improving that righ as much as possible, try to get the better price when selling your 8GB kit, since prices might be higher locally,
as stated before, we are here to help each other as much as possible

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Hey again, I've been looking around at ssds and was wondering if the WD blue SSD drive 250gb is any good consdering its about $20 cheaper than an evo. I've taken into account that I need to buy a bracket and another sata cable which will still be cheaper than an evo. One other thing, I was also looking at keyboards as I have a standard keyboard and was wondering about any good ones that aren't ridiculously pricey, and whether the membrane to mechanical switch is really worth the extra. Some possible candidates:

Logitech G213- $75
Logitech G413- $105
Logitech G513- $124
Asus Cerberus MK2- $80
or maybe others, I'm not too sure, as I've said nothing too over the top but just something to polish off the upgrades I've already done. Cheers!
 
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7365 hours. 306+ Days of use, 16% of it's Lifetime used. I Crunch for WCG 24/7. This computer gets, rebooted and is rarely turned off for any amount of time. I bought and installed this MX100, back in November of 2014.

I'm not sure there are any Sammy's still swinging from 2014. ?
 

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Hey again, I've been looking around at ssds and was wondering if the WD blue SSD drive 250gb is any good consdering its about $20 cheaper than an evo. I've taken into account that I need to buy a bracket and another sata cable which will still be cheaper than an evo. One other thing, I was also looking at keyboards as I have a standard keyboard and was wondering about any good ones that aren't ridiculously pricey, and whether the membrane to mechanical switch is really worth the extra. Some possible candidates:
the most important thing on SSD's is write and read speeds, read speeds determinate how fast will read and start for example, and write speed will be your saving and opening time mostly, thats why we advise Samsung ones, also crucial ones are recommended too, i havent used a WD one,

About keyboards, what would you like for keyboard? and how much would you like to spent on it?
i like mechs ones, but plunger ones have not that much to envy'em, and they are cheaper, compared to mech ones,
 
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Alright I'll think about it, there's a corsair le200 120gb ssd for $67 which may be all I need, but I'll consider the samsung one. As for the keyboard well I'm not looking to spend over $100 really, as I don't think it would be worth it, for me anyway. That's why the g213 or MK2 look promising.
 

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Hey can you change a title of this to a different subject now since you've already resolved your graphics card decision?
 

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Alright I'll think about it, there's a corsair le200 120gb ssd for $67 which may be all I need, but I'll consider the samsung one. As for the keyboard well I'm not looking to spend over $100 really, as I don't think it would be worth it, for me anyway. That's why the g213 or MK2 look promising.
$65 for that SSD is attracting, im wondering between Kingston V400 256 and WD HDD 500GB for my portable 2.5" enclosure, since i left USB sticks or pendrives, SSD / HDD usb drives are my main option for data traveling and storage,

About keyboards, i like mechs as stated before, but the price tag still high in most, so i decided to give a try to another cheap options, then found Tt' Plunger system, is awesome place to stay, also there several units with this feature:

Plunger keyboards:
Designed to combine the best of both worlds and sit between rubber membrane and mechanical switch keyboards, the TteSPORTS Plunger keyboards uses TT plunger switch technology, a semi-mechanical rubber dome setup that provides mechanical tactile-like feel and audible click. A keystroke is registered when a keycap is pressed and the plunger switch located underneath extends downwards, registering mid-travel with the membrane layer and with mechanical-like accuracy.
Im using a Knucker Tt kayboard, since 2012, so far the unique thing i dont like is that this babe have no backlight and now im gaming mostly at night, but performance, comfort and happines with this babe, have no comparison!

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Memory Kingston Hyper-X Fury 16GB DDR4 @3200mhz
Storage WD 1TB
Display(s) Philips 22" @1080p
Case A case
Audio Device(s) Logitech 5.1 Stereo
Power Supply Antec VPF550w
Mouse Logitech G300S
Keyboard Logitech G213
Software Windows 10 64bit
Alright, well I picked up a Logitech g213 vkeyboard for a good price and am loving it at the moment, along with a g300s mouse which completes it. I'm still looking at ssds and I've seen they have a kingstons 250gb ssd for $65, whether it just as good. I'm mainly looking to put my os onto it and a few other program because I am not too worried about load times in the games I play. I've also been looking into monitors as I have a philips 226v monitor and was wondering whether or not to upgrade to a better 1080p monitor? If it's worth it. I've seen an asus 23.5" monitor for $120 with 2ms response or a asus vp228 for $99 at 1ms response. Otherwise I'll just stick with my current monitor. Anyone know if the samsung curved monitors are good? There's one at 23.5 inch for $145 whether it's just an aesthetic thing.

Now that it all seems complete I was thinking of maybe upgrading the case as it seems a little cramped, well I'd call it cosy, as I have a stock standard case. It has the psu on the top not that it's effecting anything at the moment, and cooling seems okay but if there are any good resonable cases out there, I'd like to know! (Also as it turns out my cpu cooler was facing the wrong way towards the rear exhaust fan which was blowing out whilst my cpu fan was sucking in, now after having changed it around and reapplying thermal paste again, it seems to be running more efficiently!(I assumed it blew out as my stock fan did))

(I would change the heading but I am not sure how to)
Cheers!
Regards,
 
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System Name Athenna
Processor intel i7 3770 *Dellided*
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Rev. 1.1
Cooling Thermaltake Water 3.0 Pro + Tt Riing12 x2 / Tt ThunderBlade / Gelid Slim 120UV fans
Memory 16GB DRR3 Kingoston with Custom Tt spreaders + HyperX Fan
Video Card(s) GeForce GTX 980 4GB Nvidia Sample
Storage Crucial M4 SSD 64GB's / Seagate Barracuda 2TB / Seagate Barracuda 320GB's
Display(s) 22" LG FLATRON 1920 x 1280p
Case Thermaltake Commander G42 Window
Audio Device(s) On-board Dolby 5.1+ Kingston HyperX Cloud 1
Power Supply Themaltake TR2 700W 80plus bronce & APC Pro backup 1000Va
Mouse Tt eSports Level 10M Rev 1.0 Diamond Black & Tt Conkor "L" mouse pad
Keyboard Tt eSports KNUCKER
Software windows 10x64Pro
Benchmark Scores well I've fried a 775' P4 12 years ago, that counts?
Alright, well I picked up a Logitech g213 vkeyboard for a good price and am loving it at the moment, along with a g300s mouse which completes it. I'm still looking at ssds and I've seen they have a kingstons 250gb ssd for $65, whether it just as good. I'm mainly looking to put my os onto it and a few other program because I am not too worried about load times in the games I play. I've also been looking into monitors as I have a philips 226v monitor and was wondering whether or not to upgrade to a better 1080p monitor? If it's worth it. I've seen an asus 23.5" monitor for $120 with 2ms response or a asus vp228 for $99 at 1ms response. Otherwise I'll just stick with my current monitor. Anyone know if the samsung curved monitors are good? There's one at 23.5 inch for $145 whether it's just an aesthetic thing.
im insterested on new video card or new monitor, im totally decided to get me a 1440 one, ill be taking more the SSD into consideration, cuz it will bring a boost on all reads, loads and OS bot, as we advised before, Samsung, crucial are well known options, besides that you might consider price / vs performance, for example the SSd you mentioned from kingston is far away from samsung read speeds, but price and capacity are interesting, so make up your mind and focus what would you like to get,

Now that it all seems complete I was thinking of maybe upgrading the case as it seems a little cramped, well I'd call it cosy, as I have a stock standard case. It has the psu on the top not that it's effecting anything at the moment, and cooling seems okay but if there are any good resonable cases out there, I'd like to know! (Also as it turns out my cpu cooler was facing the wrong way towards the rear exhaust fan which was blowing out whilst my cpu fan was sucking in, now after having changed it around and reapplying thermal paste again, it seems to be running more efficiently!(I assumed it blew out as my stock fan did))

(I would change the heading but I am not sure how to)
Cheers!
Regards,
i love case upgrades, cable management and so, there are several options around when the topic comes to cases, do you have your eyeball put on a few, or no ideas? i like a lot some new cases, and the important thing here is you can save a lot since used market is always having great options for cheap, and cases my friend does not worn of have a expected lifetime,
 
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