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November 12, 2013 9:56:06 AM

I'm thinking of building a computer but I'm not sure if I should get a i7 4770k without ssd or a 15 4670k with 128 ssd, than when we get some more money, get an ssd!

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November 12, 2013 10:01:13 AM

For what use? Gaming the i5, editing rendering the I7.
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November 12, 2013 10:24:09 AM

jaseyg said:
I'm thinking of building a computer but I'm not sure if I should get a i7 4770k without ssd or a 15 4670k with 128 ssd, than when we get some more money, get an ssd!


If you're considering an SSD for its "blazing speed" you may want to think again. They are faster but after a short time you don't notice it any more. IMHO, the more important reason to invest in an SSD is reliability. No moving parts and near immunity to physical damage. If reliability isn't important you might want to stick with an HDD because they're so much cheaper.
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November 12, 2013 11:46:43 AM

The limitations of SSD are:

1. Expensive vs. HDD.
2. Limited lifespan of each sector. Sectors can only be overridden so many times before it fails.

Regarding #2... if you were to use a program that continuously writes 0's and 1's to a SSD and HDD, the SSD would generally fail before the typical HDD would develop mechanical failure. This is why it is recommended that you do not defrag a SSD because the data stored on the SSD / HDD is moved around numerous times (re-writes) in order to get to the end result of a drive with no or very little fragmented files.
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November 12, 2013 12:01:44 PM

If you can, you must.

Period.
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November 12, 2013 12:25:44 PM

ram1009 said:
jaseyg said:
I'm thinking of building a computer but I'm not sure if I should get a i7 4770k without ssd or a 15 4670k with 128 ssd, than when we get some more money, get an ssd!


If you're considering an SSD for its "blazing speed" you may want to think again. They are faster but after a short time you don't notice it any more. IMHO, the more important reason to invest in an SSD is reliability. No moving parts and near immunity to physical damage. If reliability isn't important you might want to stick with an HDD because they're so much cheaper.


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November 12, 2013 12:27:18 PM

If you need the i7 then go with it, it's easier and cheaper to install an SSD down the road than it is to drop a new processor.

If you plan on this being mostly a gaming rig then go with the i5, same performance but cheaper cost. Once you go SSD you won't go back.
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November 12, 2013 12:29:30 PM

I will be using this for gaming and recording, editing and rendering oh yeah and streaming to twitch!
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November 12, 2013 12:39:41 PM

I7 then!
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