Get the Samsung 840 Pro. It's the best SSD right now.
Higher 80+ ratings aren't really that important. It's only more efficient by 2%-5%?
Alright, I was going to ask if a Samsung 840 (non-pro) was a good choice, as it is more consumer oriented, but I'm not too familiar with MLC and TLC flash. Is there really a difference, because a Samsung 840 (TLC) is cheaper than a Samsung 840 Pro (MLC) on newegg.ca, but I noticed the write speed is fairly low, however the read speed is the same, which is pretty much what the SSD will be used for in his case, writing a game once, then playing it over and over.
And yeah, I saw that the efficiency is not that much greater, especially because the system fits nicely into a 500W package. But because of that, would a more efficient PSU be more noticeable, especially because the PSU wattage is matched by the system wattage demand?
I know these are small things, but you have helped me save $300 so far, so I thought maybe I could fit a few goodies in there!
Any SSD you buy will be of course a noticeable difference. I'm not sure as whether you will notce the difference between 840 and the Pro because I only see benchmarks .
Don't understand your question about the PsU.
Doesn't matter man, thanks a lot! These specs are great, and the GTX 670 is a great addition, and all this for a lower price than I though. I'm sure my friend will be happy, and I really appreciate the help.
All I was getting at about the PSU, is that the system at load consumes around 500W, meaning that the 80+ efficiency rating becomes more significant, because you are within that 10% margin for what the PSU can deliver. But because it is 80+ and you are fully utilizing the PSU, I realized that it really doesn't matter if the PSU is more efficient, especially since it will only be running for 2-5 hours a day, and not always at peak load.