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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    could you not sell your current one to boost funds?
    If so he may be able to afford a GTX 660 or there abouts ?

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    Well yeah, but I'll do that after the fact. Plus it's not worth a whole lot by comparison.

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    Sell the card > buy a new one > wait max of 2 or 3 days before gaming again?

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    I'll be doing a full upgrade of my PC some time this year! My old Q9650 CPU is still good in my eye's! But it's time for a new one.

    Every time I upgrade I speed weeks just researching just for all the bits! always try to find something that will last 4 to 5 years

    Going to be a game PC so it's going to make Xbox one and PS4 look like a classic old school PC.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by w-clarke101 View Post
    I'll be doing a full upgrade of my PC some time this year! My old Q9650 CPU is still good in my eye's! But it's time for a new one.

    Every time I upgrade I speed weeks just researching just for all the bits! always try to find something that will last 4 to 5 years

    Going to be a game PC so it's going to make Xbox one and PS4 look like a classic old school PC.....
    PCI-E X16 SAS / SATA 6Gbps RAID Card - RAID about 4 or more SATA 6gbps SSD's up, get one PCI-E SSD, SLI A few decent graphics cards together so GTX 780 Ti or GTX Titans together, buy a 60 inch or larger 4K HD Telly as the monitor or maybe a HD Projector and then some controllers and plenty of RAM etc etc

    Then a QNAP or similar NAS for storage ...

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    Are you mad? Choose a PCIE Graphics card or a PCIE SSD.

    Putting the PCIE SSD in the machine means it will get a lower bandwidth as the GFX card takes the primary slot, assuming it doesn't cover the remaining ones, an SSD in a secondary PCIEx 16 slot or other means reduced ability for it. SATA3 is the way to go for SSD if you want a big GFX card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Are you mad? Choose a PCIE Graphics card or a PCIE SSD.

    Putting the PCIE SSD in the machine means it will get a lower bandwidth as the GFX card takes the primary slot, assuming it doesn't cover the remaining ones, an SSD in a secondary PCIEx 16 slot or other means reduced ability for it. SATA3 is the way to go for SSD if you want a big GFX card.
    As long as the PCI-E slot is at min x4 or x8 ( x8 would be better ) then it should get enough bandwidth vs SATA 3 which only gives you about 500mbps read or write. I think the PCI-E gives you 1gbps read / write so a bit faster.

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    According to a couple of places (Anandtech, tomshardware) x8 would give you 250mb, x4 would give you 125mb. Yes its still quicker than a regular HDD, but SATA3 would be the best way forward if you get a GFX card. If you dont get a GFX card, then yes, PCIE would be a good way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    According to a couple of places (Anandtech, tomshardware) x8 would give you 250mb, x4 would give you 125mb. Yes its still quicker than a regular HDD, but SATA3 would be the best way forward if you get a GFX card. If you dont get a GFX card, then yes, PCIE would be a good way to go.
    Link to one PCI-E Card which uses PCI-E 2.0 (x8) --> Asus ROG Raidr Express 240GB PCI Express SSD Legacy and UEFI BIOS Ready - RAIDR Express SSD - Scan.co.uk

    Read and Write on the above card is around the 800mbps region vs a SATA 3 SSD which only gives about 500mbps read and write.

    The above card is stated at the 100,000 IOPS vs say the Samsung 840 pro which is meant to be about 100,000 IOPS as well

    Just as an example - I've not tried to install one of these with a graphics card or more than one Graphics card ie SLI etc so not sure

    Like you say depends on what you are trying to do, I think the PCI-E SSD cards are prolly better for when using photoshop as you can use it for placing your scratch file on / use it for the OS Paging file etc ?
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    yes but put into a slower slot, it will lose half or 3/4 of its speed. Its ideal to get a PCIE one if you don't plan on having a GFX card which will cover its primary slot as I said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    yes but put into a slower slot, it will lose half or 3/4 of its speed. Its ideal to get a PCIE one if you don't plan on having a GFX card which will cover its primary slot as I said.
    Not checked PC motherboards for a long time but in the Mac Pro's ( not the latest one ) they have had about 2 or 3 PCI E slots, so you could effectively have one PCI-E X16 graphics card and then one slot for the PCI-E SSD ??

    Anyway - never had enough money to buy 2 decent graphics cards, a PCI E SSD and the other stuff

    Think you would need to install the above aformentioned PCI-E SSD into an X8 slot otherwise like you said it will work a lot slower ( which defeats the object of getting it in the first place )
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    they do indeed, but a person who has crossfire or SLI graphics cards wont be having space, nor will a person who uses a BIG card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    they do indeed, but a person who has crossfire or SLI graphics cards wont be having space, nor will a person who uses a BIG card.
    As above depends what you are trying to do, obviously if trying to use SLI Gfx cards then you would most likely have to get 2 SSD's and could put them in RAID 0 ( just for the OS ) and then for important data place that onto a NAS or onto other drives whether they were in RAID Config or not etc

    It's a Shame they don't have four PCI-E 2.0 X16 Slots so you can SLI Graphics cards ( 2 or possibly 3 ) and the fourth for a PCI-E SSD or if you only have 2 graphics cards then could also use a PCI-E 2.0 X16 for a RAID 6gbps SAS / SATA Card etc

    Unless you can get a PCI-E Expander or some way of getting more slots etc as don't understand how they expect you to get all this stuff into one PC to make an awesome PC

    No way of some how connecting two motherboards together so you could make use of all the PCI-E Slots between the two motherboards lol
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    What you need is one of my HP Z800s

    2 x PCI-e X16 and 2 x X8 slots to boot!

    Plenty of space in the case for a couple of beefy GFX cards and some extra expansion cards.

    Oh and It'll take a pair of Hex Cores and up to 96GB RAM

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