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Windows 7: Building custom PC need some help deciding on the spec.

26 Jan 2014   #21
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

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I was planning on SSD but I heard they don't last as long as HDD, so I kinda left it out plus it went over my budget..
No as long as you don't do as much writes as a server would to the ssd, you are actually better getting a ssd if you could increase your budget a bit. You could just use it as a boot drive and save your documents to a data hdd.


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26 Jan 2014   #22
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CriticalError View Post
I was planning on SSD but I heard they don't last as long as HDD, so I kinda left it out plus it went over my budget..
SSD will last about 10-15 years under normal use compared to 5 years for a HDD.


I recommend a 128GB for your OS or a 256 GB or greater if you also have lots of games, and a HDD for your data.
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27 Jan 2014   #23
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CriticalError View Post
The case I got (Gigabyte GZ-G2) does not have a 2.5" HDD bay...
$2.50 adapters, velcro. The early gen ssd's did not have the firmware they do today. Current gen ssd's should out live any spinner. OS on SSD and DATA on HDD is very cost effective and very fast.
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04 Feb 2014   #24
CriticalError

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

Finally build it a week ago, here it is:

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Got a 128GB SSD, man super fast. One last question most MB come with protection like short-circuit power-cuts etc. But I still ordered a UPS to avoid any collateral damage my data is really important are UPS still good needed?

oh I got an Asus H81M-Plus
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