Well yeah, but I'll do that after the fact. Plus it's not worth a whole lot by comparison.
Sell the card > buy a new one > wait max of 2 or 3 days before gaming again?
mac_shinobi (17th February 2014)
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.....
nephilim (18th February 2014)
Then a QNAP or similar NAS for storage ...
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.
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.
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 ?
Last edited by mac_shinobi; 18th February 2014 at 02:23 PM.
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.
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 )
Last edited by mac_shinobi; 18th February 2014 at 02:17 PM.
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.
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
Last edited by mac_shinobi; 18th February 2014 at 02:26 PM.
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
if you are offering a free one dave...
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