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icemaη

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#46
I got my new laptop. Booted it up and noticed that it has a dead pixel. Got to return it now and get a replacement. :groan:
 

ZoSo

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Jul 11, 2011
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#49
anyone have a SSD in their desktop PC? going to get a new pc soon and probably will get a SSD but convice me I should
 

Ali

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#51
anyone have a SSD in their desktop PC? going to get a new pc soon and probably will get a SSD but convice me I should
Pros
- No mechanical moving parts so faster than hard drives.
- Quiet

Cons
- More expensive
- Smaller capacity

Ideally you would have a dual drive system. An SSD for the OS & applications & a huge HDD for your files (movies, music etc)
 

ZoSo

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Jul 11, 2011
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#52
Why do you need convincing on getting an SSD? Do I have to convince you to get a car if you currently ride around on a donkey? :D
Well I don't think I've ever used a SSD system before so wouldn't know how much better it is :p

Pros
- No mechanical moving parts so faster than hard drives.
- Quiet

Cons
- More expensive
- Smaller capacity

Ideally you would have a dual drive system. An SSD for the OS & applications & a huge HDD for your files (movies, music etc)
Yeah I'm looking at like 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD. Should be able to fit quite a few games on the SSD too plus I heard it loads games faster in general and also textures so less pop in, which would be good for open world games like GTA, Fallout etc.
 

Ali

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Jul 15, 2002
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#53
Check the price difference between 120 & 240GB SSD's. Go for the 240 if it's cheaper but stick with a reputable brand
 

ZoSo

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Jul 11, 2011
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#55
Running new PC now with SSD :D

Specs:
Intel i5 4590
AsRock H97M-Pro4 mobo
8GB 1600 RAM
Samsung EVO 840 120GB SSD
Antec Neo Eco 520 PSU
Coolermaster K380 case
Samsung DVDRW
Windows 8.1 64 bit

Also will get soon:
Radeon R9 270X
1TB HDD

Never built a pc before but wasn't hard
 

ZoSo

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Jul 11, 2011
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#59
nice, looks a bit thick though but I guess probably normal for a gaming laptop.

well for all that I paid about $770 plus will spend about $300 more for GPU and HDD. I think R9 270x is powerful enough for now and I can just upgrade later on if I need to.
 

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