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January 13, 2013 3:06:19 AM

hello
Considering my next upgrade. I'm debating between adding a second video card or adding an ssd. I was thinking of something in the 250gig range. I'm not sure where i would see more benefit. Any thoughts?
mb: sabertooth z77
vc: evga 570
hd: 2tb
ram: 32g
cpu: i5
thank you for your input

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a c 82 U Graphics card
January 13, 2013 3:08:56 AM

whats ur budget for one or both?

January 13, 2013 3:18:08 AM

Im trying to keep it under $300. Whichever way I go I'll probably get the other in a few months anyway. Or maybe an i7.
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January 13, 2013 3:24:22 AM

Depends. You would see more benefit in games with the graphics card and more overall responsiveness with the SSD. So if you are somewhat satisfied with the game performance now, I would go for an SSD. Samsungs are probably the best right now.
January 13, 2013 3:36:19 AM

thanx I think I'll go with the ssd. I'm happy with the graphics. I don't think my stepson needs sli to watch youtube. For the most part I just enjoy building things and seeing what they can do. I think I'm doing ok for a first build.
January 13, 2013 4:02:23 AM

thank you both for your input
a c 82 U Graphics card
January 13, 2013 4:03:02 AM

the neutron is better and just as good as the samsung, u are incorrect in stating that its slower than the 840 drive sir :) 

a c 82 U Graphics card
January 13, 2013 4:03:31 AM

no problem but make shur u get the neutron its got a newer firmware and is quite good from reviews :) 

January 13, 2013 4:05:22 AM

iceclock said:
the neutron is better and just as good as the samsung, u are incorrect in stating that its slower than the 840 drive sir :) 


Well sir I didn't say the Samsung was faster than the Corsair. I said the Samsung was performant. My experience with Corsair SSD has not been a happy one.
a c 82 U Graphics card
January 13, 2013 4:06:07 AM

well u said faster, performant and faster are similar mate, choose ur wording correctly, good day sir

January 13, 2013 5:16:08 AM

I think you better reread - I didn't say faster anywhere. So don't make stuff up. Search this page for the word "faster".

But now I will say the Samsung is faster than the Corsair. Here are anandtech bencmarks to back that up:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/665?vs=670&i=461...

It literally blows the corsair away in some areas.
a c 82 U Graphics card
January 13, 2013 2:30:03 PM

ur comparing that to the neutron not the neutron gtx, and with the newer firmware runs solid bro, :) 

a c 82 U Graphics card
January 13, 2013 3:46:43 PM

well i was shur they was of equal speed, mybad i guess, price wise whats the difference between the samsung 840 series and the neuron gtx ?

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