Look, I'm back. Second post and everything. Scanned some other posts in the forum. Was looking at your blurbs from my email update you so kindlly deliver to me. Hunting an SSD for my cheap ancient system so I can keep it alive and kicking a bit longer. Found out the blurb was for an SSD that is not quite on the market yet - oh heck. Back to comparing Crucible and Samsung for price and so forth. I just hate Samsung so I dunno why I even bother.
I love contest. It'll kill me if I won it because I'd have to sell the SOB to pay the taxes on it. Bleh! My in-laws would turn hazel - (brown and green?) if I won that, they being Filipino and high tech is like uber candy to them. I wouldn't actually want to do that to them - so it goes. But damn nice system - I could World of Warships at 60 FPS without a hick up . No stutters, no blinking and winking. Oh well. Dreams are made of this and I'll leave you all be.
Single entry in the forum rule maybe? Just a thought. Give the dreamers a itty bitty fluff feather of hope.
I find it entertaining trying to be the most active, but I also try to make my post well thought out and worth people's time for reading. The last thing I want to do is fill the forum with garbage posts lol
But I also know there are others that will post nonsense just for the sake of a post.
But anyway, why no love for Samsung? They make the best SSDs on the market! Intel would be a close second...
If you want a cheap, yet quality and high performing SSD, I would suggest looking at the Mushkin ECO2. I did a build for a friend of mine and used 2 of those in a RAID 0 and was impressed by their performance. Also they are made in the USA, if that matters to you :-P
LURK LURK LURK : yeah i enjoy the fb posts and the site but i tend to avoid forums.
lol You are the definition of Lurking! You are averaging 1 post every 2 and a half years!
Two matching phones, lasted 18 and 24 months and then became perpetual repair magnets. Two flat screen LCD televisions - both kaput though one can be watched if you don't mind people that are very reddish pink. A nice $500 monitor that just went white screen. A cheaper monitor that went the same, but can be adjusted with a variation of the pink people solution. Not such a big hit but just another nail in their coffin for me.
Oh, I might buy a Samsung SSD. It may be better. But only if I bought it in the USA and shipped over the fluffy blue waves of the Pacific.
lol. did somebody say lurker? that would be me too lmao
oh hi there kabayan had bad experience with samsung too. It was TV though. their SSDs seems to be reliable.
So how about Crucial? I see their SSD's are not hugely expensive. I really want to get a new one, not used. Do I need the install kit? It is another $25 roughly. Call me a cheap Charlie (JJr gets to call me kuripot).
I'll wait for Blackhawk's response about my MB and maybe he will address the GPU thing. I've been looking at the GTX 660 ti over on eBay and thinking - next month. Or the month after. Or someday
Also, on the video card front. I would recommend a GTX 950. That should be plenty powerful to play that game you mentioned. That games recommends a 550 ti. So the 950 will have no problem. If you are willing to spend a little extra you can step up to the 960, but at that point your PSU might become a limiting factor (I don't know what you're working with)
Sadly while the starting bid price looks almost do-able, the ending price is not. I fear a GTX 660 ti 2gb will be actuality and I think I may better content myself to that for the short term. But I do love the recommendation. Its specs look so nice!
Something are better done slower than faster. Honest!
1. Can someone verify that site?
2.I wouldn't trust meetups, they are always sketchy.
JJr, I'm planning on buying inthe States. Meet ups are problematic and I'm up in the breezy mountains of the Cordillera, not down in the stuffy NCR area. I have not heard of the website you mentioned, but will check it out. OLX and Ayos Dito were ones I've used, but not for this sort of thing.
Meet ups are very common here in the Philippines and generally not the Craigslist horror story that might spring to mind in the States. Usually at the food court of a big mall in the area, hooking up, checking the item out and making the exchange is generally a smooth operation. But I don't get around so much while my family, for the most part, are buried in text books and homework. Around my place it is work or study. <evil grin>
Hey, I may disappear for a few days, we have a couple of typhoons on the way, one making landfall today. That usually wipes out power and communications so it will not be from lack of interest if you do not see a response for a couple of days. Sometimes we lose it for a few hours, sometimes for a few days. All part of the enjoying life elsewhere!
Take care and be safe!