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October 1, 2012 9:54:18 PM

Hi all, heres my build which i will mainly be using for gaming/video editt/multi-task...

CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K,1155, Ivy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.5GHz, 5 GT/s DMI, 650MHz GPU, 8MB Smart Cache, 35x Ratio, 77W,Retail
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z77, Intel Z77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0, DisplayPort/ HDMI, ATX
Memory: 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V
Storage: 500GB Seagate ST500DM002 Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.5ms, NCQ
Video Card: 3GB Sapphire Radeon HD7950, GDDR5, DLDVI-I/HDMI/2x mini DP/ DP+
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922, Black, Mid Tower Case with 20cm Silent Fan, w/o PSU
Power Supply: 850W Corsair Professional Series Gold 850AX, Modular, 90%Eff', 80 PLUS Gold, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX, PSU (possible future CROS and OC in mind)
Optical Drive: LiteOn IHOS104-06 4xBlu-ray, 8x DVD Reader OEM inc Power DVD 10 BD Software
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP1, Operating System, Single, - OEM

SSD: 120GB Sandisk Extreme, 2.5" SSD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, Read 550MB/s, Write 510MB/s, 83000 IOPS Max.

Now my problem is, i cant really understand the concept of the SSD card. I know that it makes the system load faster. What are the additional benefits
of it? And what size should it be to work properlly. Aswell, I cant seem to find if the sabertooth has a dedicated slot for the SSD or is it mounted in some
other universal way, as other mobo`s have a dedicated one.
Does the SSD work as a dedicated HDD for the OS insted of the older way of splitting your HDD?

Also, how does the low profile RAM differ from the regular? Is it loosing any cooling performance due to low profile?

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October 1, 2012 10:21:40 PM


You connect your ssd with your SATA III port on your motherboard, just like you'd your HDD. Yes, the system loads faster on SSD (i.e. boot speeds). The operating system loads from your SSD, and since I don't use windows I will not be able to give you much information. But for for Linux system I have my /root and / mounted on my SSD and my /home mounted on my 2TB HDD. My system boots up under 10-11 seconds.

This article seems to be detailed:
http://www.overclock.net/a/windows-7-install-optimizati...

I think 120 GB is more than you need.

I hope I helped.
October 1, 2012 10:31:38 PM

Thanks, for the help ;)  Much apreciated!
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