Hey guys i've picked out all the parts for the computer, and i have a mouse and a keyboard that i can use temporarily, but i have no monitor, and i dont know where to find more information about them. i'm looking eventually to have a dual screen setup, but i need to save some money right now so i'll just go with 1.
I would go with one of these over the Acer and while the Acer may be a good monitor I feel that Asus , Lg , Samsung would be better choices over the Acer brand.
Don't be flustered about the monitor , you have done a good job with your build so far and now your getting to the last few choices and just take your time and look over the choices. There is really not much seperation between the brands and for the most part they all give a good picture.
There is one thing that I will comment on and that is the Samsung 250gb SSD. That particular SSD model from Samsung uses thier trilevel flash memory instead of the MLC that is used on the 840 Pro model. I know it's a lot cheaper to go with the non-Pro model but the write times are drastickly lower then the Pro model and if you can afford the Pro model I would most defenetly make the change.
I went with the 840 pro model 256 gb.
What about downgrading to a 128 ish gb ssd? i'm not super sure whats the best way to utilize the ssd. i know about saving the os there and using it as a boot drive, but also saving certain programs there? after i do that, how can i best utilize the ssd/hdd arrangement? and is it really that important for me to have 250ish gb? are there any good articles that point to this? thanks.
I have always gone with the idea that a 256gb SSD makes the perfect drive for the OS , because it's large enough to hold the OS and some games along with a few applications without worrying abot space.
If you go with the 128gb then you can put the OS and your current favorite game and the rest on the traditioal hard drive. Even though you have 128gb of space you never want to fill a SSD past 80% capacity , plus once a SSD is formatted your left with about 111 gb of space.
Having the OS on the SSD is the most important thing for speed anyway so having things on the secondary HDD will be ok.
i get the argument that 250ish is better then the 120ish ssds, but i'm having a pretty hard time stomaching the price jump from the 840 to the 840 pro. and i was looking on the toms hardware heirarchy chart for the best ssd's by performance, and the 840 that i'm looking at is pretty high up there. i feel like for the price its in a good spot for me.
For Windows 7 I would go with Professional or Ultimate 64 bit. As far as SSDs go you can certianly get the one that you want and sometimes I get cought up in recomending what I would get and it's not necessarily what everybody else can afford , wants or needs. If the 250gb works for you then you should go with it , the slower times are with the writes and won't be as much of a factor as the reads would be if they were slower.
Microsoft will start with the basice version of Windows and progressivly add features as you go up in version. I can't think of anything specificly right now but I have seen things that will say you need the Professional or Ultimate versions in able to do something.
I would hate to find that ot after I had already bought and installed a lesser version. If your not concerned about that happening then a lower version would be ok for you.