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blowmedown
07.28.2012 , 07:28 AM | #91
First that looks like a solid build. I would get the Samsung 830 SSD to get away from the SandForce controller. I use 2 of these a 64GB for the OS, drivers, and a few programs, and a 256 GB for other things along with a 1TB SB HDD. But one will do fine. They cost a little more but worth it after the MB post screen windows is loaded and ready to use in like 10 seconds.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820147164 Or if you need the bracket wich your case should already have a SSD mounting bay.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820147135
For the motherboard this one will save you $100 and has good features, 4 SATA 6Gb/s 4 SATA 3Gb/s, USB 3.0 header on the board ( your case already has the front USB 3.0 headers so you will not need the supplied one with the MB) and you could add anouther GPU later if needed in SLI. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138354
GPU this one will save $100 and has very colse performance. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/555?vs=598
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130787
Optional CPU cooler I always replace the stock one on a high performance build and if you decide to OC in the future your ready to go. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103099
For the HDD i'm not really a fan of the Rapture or anything over 1TB but that's your choice.
Like I said nothing wrong with your first build just giving you some options, but I would get the SSD I listed.

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Bolanos
07.28.2012 , 09:29 AM | #92
I changed everything on my build sheet to reflect what you suggested. The only question I have is, I saw the site where the two video cards are shown on bench tests and they are very close. My question is, they are so close, but will there be a visual performance difference? Is the difference so little that you won't notice? On the bench test it didn't rank so well in the direct x 11 shader area if I read that correctly, will this cause a problem compared to the other video card?

You mentioned that you have two SSD's and one hard drive. I assume the hard drive you have is for your backup's? I normally have a backup being done every Sunday night on my system at 2am which goes into a 1tb hard drive. This is the main reason why I want a hard drive. Would you suggest I get two SSD's like you have to run and store everything and just leave the HDD for backups? If so, which two SSD's and which Hard drive do you suggest?

And thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions, I greatly appreciate it.

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blowmedown
07.28.2012 , 12:47 PM | #93
Quote: Originally Posted by Bolanos View Post
I changed everything on my build sheet to reflect what you suggested. The only question I have is, I saw the site where the two video cards are shown on bench tests and they are very close. My question is, they are so close, but will there be a visual performance difference? Is the difference so little that you won't notice? On the bench test it didn't rank so well in the direct x 11 shader area if I read that correctly, will this cause a problem compared to the other video card?

You mentioned that you have two SSD's and one hard drive. I assume the hard drive you have is for your backup's? I normally have a backup being done every Sunday night on my system at 2am which goes into a 1tb hard drive. This is the main reason why I want a hard drive. Would you suggest I get two SSD's like you have to run and store everything and just leave the HDD for backups? If so, which two SSD's and which Hard drive do you suggest?

And thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions, I greatly appreciate it.
Yes the GPU is not quite as good but the 3 or 4 FPS are not enough to increase the price by 25% as far as the directx11 that's a bigger gap but everything still uses directx9 that I know of. I'm not really sure what that's used for so you might need to research it some and see if it's something you would use.
For my hard drives wich might not be the best setup for you. I have a Samsung 830 64 gb (boot drive) with my operating system, all drivers, and some utility programs, Samsung 830 256gb for games, and a Seagate Barracuda 1TB for backups and everything else.It took me 4 hours for some reason to get the 2nd SSD to be reconized by windows 7 it showed it in my BIOS but not reconized by my PC (ended up actually loading the operating system on it then it showed up go figure) I would recomend the Samsung 830 SSD but with the hit and miss quality of HDD's your own your own. If you get the Samsung SSD go to their website and download the Magician software.

EDIT: with this being your business PC I would get a very high quality HDD for backup or run a disc scan on the one you have and maby erase and reuse it.