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Insufficient power and storage space?
09-12-2012, 12:13 PM,
#1
Insufficient power and storage space?
Bundle
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundl...mbo.991914

Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6814131477

This is a good deal considering the processor and RAM, and mobod to some extent.

However, bringing this up on another forum, people have claimed the SSD will die fast because writing data wears SSDs out fast in older models (though in newer models the controllers compensate effectively so that it isn't a problem).

A few have also complained the SSD is too small, and me being a gamer, I'll have to uninstall and reinstall games frequently which will wear out the SSD.

In light of the small storage space I suggested I could use my old Maxtor 6L250S0 (250GB, SATA150, 16MB Cache) : 233GB, but people say after I install the GPU, there won't be enough power.

Thoughts?
Mother: ASUS P8B75-M LE CPU: i3-3220
RAM: 2x F3-10666CL9-4GBNT Drive:WD5000AAKX
Video: R7 265 PSU: Antec VP-450 Case:FBM-01
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09-12-2012, 03:16 PM,
#2
RE: Insufficient power and storage space?
There's nothing wrong with that specific SSD. In fact, its one of the more reliable SSDs on the market. As for wearing over time, IMHO, I think its overblown. Anything that came out in the last couple years is capable of holding SSD speeds throughout the years.

128GB is too small if its your only drive and you have data to store. In reality, SSDs do little to improve gameplay other than faster load times. After its done loading, there is no difference in performance. Therefore, you don't have to install your games onto your SSD, unless you really need that load time to lessen. I wouldn't do 128GB if its going to be your only drive. However, if you plan to install an HDD for storage, 128GB is plenty for Windows, some games/applications.

As for power, I'm pretty sure the PSU will run the 7770, however bundles such as these are notorious for having poor quality power supplies. The most important aspect of your tower should be your PSU.

Hope that helps,

Cheers!
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09-12-2012, 10:41 PM,
#3
RE: Insufficient power and storage space?
What about adding that extra HDD I talked about?
Mother: ASUS P8B75-M LE CPU: i3-3220
RAM: 2x F3-10666CL9-4GBNT Drive:WD5000AAKX
Video: R7 265 PSU: Antec VP-450 Case:FBM-01
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09-12-2012, 11:40 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-12-2012, 11:52 PM by Brandonsr.)
#4
RE: Insufficient power and storage space?
(09-12-2012, 10:41 PM)JCD-Bionicman Wrote: What about adding that extra HDD I talked about?

Yes you can. But like ichigeki said above, The power supply is one of the most important parts in your computer. bundled Power supplies are usually not good.
Case: Corsair Carbide Air 540 CPU: i5 3570K Cooler: Water Loop Motherboard: ASrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68
Memory:
Corsair Vengeance 8gb] Video Card: EVGA GTX 1070 FE Power Supply: Corsair TX 750w
Storage:
Samsung 840 120gb
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Acer S231HLbid 23" Mouse: RAZER DeathAdder 3.5G Keyboard: Ducky DK9008G2 PRO MX Cherry Blue
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09-13-2012, 11:35 AM,
#5
RE: Insufficient power and storage space?
thats a better combo than the other two that you posted. not really sure about the power supply as they dont list the specs, BUT the case and psu is tom's hardware approved so i would feel a little better. total system power consumption under gaming load for that system and your listed gpu should be around 200-225 watts, roughly, so i would think that it would handle 5-10 watts more for a hard drive.

the 128gig ssd would depend on how many games you load to it. win7 with ms office professional, and a few other programs such that comes with the hardware will run about 35 gig with all the current win7 updates. for current game titles such as bf3, max payne3, etc figure about 20 gig per game. older games such as steam games, bf2, etc figure about 3-5 gig per game.

the bad news is that bundle shows that it is out of stock.

good luck
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09-13-2012, 03:07 PM,
#6
RE: Insufficient power and storage space?
Thank you for curbing the doubt I had about it. Should be fine if the psu and case itself are approved by Tom's hardware.

So, being out of stock means that they regretted selling such a great bargain, or being out of stock means loads of people are buying it?
Mother: ASUS P8B75-M LE CPU: i3-3220
RAM: 2x F3-10666CL9-4GBNT Drive:WD5000AAKX
Video: R7 265 PSU: Antec VP-450 Case:FBM-01
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09-13-2012, 03:08 PM,
#7
RE: Insufficient power and storage space?
Loads of people are buying it. If they regretted such a great bargain, it would no longer be available for sale Tongue
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09-13-2012, 03:11 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-19-2012, 10:45 PM by JCD-Bionicman.)
#8
RE: Insufficient power and storage space?
Is any of this stuff worth looking at? Only asking because my dad sent it to me.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/email/WEM3259...@gmail.com
Mother: ASUS P8B75-M LE CPU: i3-3220
RAM: 2x F3-10666CL9-4GBNT Drive:WD5000AAKX
Video: R7 265 PSU: Antec VP-450 Case:FBM-01
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09-13-2012, 03:24 PM,
#9
RE: Insufficient power and storage space?
The Radeon HD 7770 is a good deal at $99.99 after the $20 Mail-in Rebate, if you don't mind waiting 6-8 weeks to get your mail-in rebate: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/...=M452-7774
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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09-13-2012, 05:01 PM,
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RE: Insufficient power and storage space?
(09-13-2012, 03:24 PM)MathieuB Wrote: The Radeon HD 7770 is a good deal at $99.99 after the $20 Mail-in Rebate, if you don't mind waiting 6-8 weeks to get your mail-in rebate: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/...=M452-7774

So it's the same one as on newegg you recommended?

Also, what's the difference between the processor in your tier .75 and the one in this bundle? You said it was something like 8% better?
Mother: ASUS P8B75-M LE CPU: i3-3220
RAM: 2x F3-10666CL9-4GBNT Drive:WD5000AAKX
Video: R7 265 PSU: Antec VP-450 Case:FBM-01
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