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Hybrid HDD questions, and PSU requirments for Graphics cards

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February 16, 2014 8:41:41 PM

so here my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/the_amazing_gimp/saved/3KC...


I have two 480GTX on the way.

My question isn't so much about components, they should be OK...My question is with the hybrid HDD, how often can you defrag, if you can?

also, will a 750watt be enough for both cards or should I upgrade to 850 for better future proofing?

this build is mainly for graphic design school and gaming on the side(Neverwinter, KOTOR, LoL, and guildWars2)
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February 16, 2014 8:55:57 PM

Your PSU can bottleneck your system
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February 16, 2014 9:02:32 PM

how so?
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February 16, 2014 9:09:07 PM

Two GTX 480 will eat 700+ watts with 850 watt PSU you'll be on safe side
If exactly 730~740watts thats why
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February 16, 2014 10:23:15 PM

got ya, thanks
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February 16, 2014 10:24:45 PM

Wm_Hobbs said:
got ya, thanks


You're welcome hope it helped)
P.S. Please don't forget to Pick Solution :D 
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February 19, 2014 6:50:31 PM

still looking for info on the HDD....Can a hybrid be defragged?
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February 19, 2014 10:09:12 PM

Wm_Hobbs said:
still looking for info on the HDD....Can a hybrid be defragged?


Yes you can defrag hybrid HDD's also, you can even defrag SSD's but it won't help in terms of speed
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February 20, 2014 5:30:00 PM

Ahmadjon said:
Wm_Hobbs said:
still looking for info on the HDD....Can a hybrid be defragged?


Yes you can defrag hybrid HDD's also, you can even defrag SSD's but it won't help in terms of speed



thank you for your help

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February 20, 2014 7:58:58 PM

Wm_Hobbs said:
still looking for info on the HDD....Can a hybrid be defragged?


I have two Hybrid HDDs in my laptop. The SSD cache is completely hardware driven, and is transparent to the system. It's controlled by the hard disk controller and caches the most frequently accessed sectors automatically. When you defragment one of the volumes, any cached sectors that are moved around may be invalidated and will automatically be updated in the cache next time they are accessed.
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February 20, 2014 8:03:28 PM

Pinhedd said:
Wm_Hobbs said:
still looking for info on the HDD....Can a hybrid be defragged?


I have two Hybrid HDDs in my laptop. The SSD cache is completely hardware driven, and is transparent to the system. It's controlled by the hard disk controller and caches the most frequently accessed sectors automatically. When you defragment one of the volumes, any cached sectors that are moved around may be invalidated and will automatically be updated in the cache next time they are accessed.




you know, that is a much better answer to the main question!
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February 20, 2014 8:05:17 PM

Wm_Hobbs said:
Pinhedd said:
Wm_Hobbs said:
still looking for info on the HDD....Can a hybrid be defragged?


I have two Hybrid HDDs in my laptop. The SSD cache is completely hardware driven, and is transparent to the system. It's controlled by the hard disk controller and caches the most frequently accessed sectors automatically. When you defragment one of the volumes, any cached sectors that are moved around may be invalidated and will automatically be updated in the cache next time they are accessed.


you know, that is a much better answer to the main question!


As the original poster you should be able to change the best answer if you wish, but that's your prerogative.
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February 22, 2014 6:36:56 PM

Pinhedd said:
Wm_Hobbs said:
still looking for info on the HDD....Can a hybrid be defragged?


I have two Hybrid HDDs in my laptop. The SSD cache is completely hardware driven, and is transparent to the system. It's controlled by the hard disk controller and caches the most frequently accessed sectors automatically. When you defragment one of the volumes, any cached sectors that are moved around may be invalidated and will automatically be updated in the cache next time they are accessed.


no idea how really, gonna have to fiddle around with it for a bit

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