[D] Aku's New Rig
Posted 08 December 2011 - 08:51 PM
Also noting you have a Z68 gen3 motherboard. Unless you plan to upgrade your GPUs sometime in the future (which based upon the GPU you have it will be a bit), you don't really need gen3. The mobo you are picking is extremely expensive. There are many mobo in the mid 100 dollar range that would serve you nearly as well.
The i7-2600k is barely better than the i5-2500k. I would strongly recommend going w/ the i5-2500k if you are looking the best performance/cost scenario. Though the i7 is slightly better than the i5 in many scenarios, it is not at all clear cut and the i5 performs nearly as good if not better than the i7 in nearly all benchmarks.
Also, if you get the 120 Gb ssd you could hold off on the hdd for a while. At this moment hdd are really expensive because of the flooding in thailand. So waiting half a year to buy the high capacity hdd could save you 100 bucks on it. Just throwing that out there.
Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:12 PM
Gonna have to ask you to find me a credible source on this. I can't say I've ever heard this particular theory.
Got a few things to say about your rig. The 60 Gb ssd is not worth it. The larger the ssd, the greater the increase in performance. The difference in performance from a 60 Gb ssd to a 120/128 Gb ssd is huge. The 240Gb and higher ssds do not get as large a boost to performance as the boost from 60 to 120 Gb. So I would recommend you pick up the bigger and better performance 120 Gb ssd.
Posted 09 December 2011 - 10:55 AM
Also, the i5 is about 100 dollars cheaper than the i7, and performs something like 10% worse in many cases. Obviously that is situational though, depending on the benchmark, type of computer, ect.
Posted 09 December 2011 - 11:10 AM
Posted 09 December 2011 - 12:00 PM
Also, i think it additionally has to do with how the memory works. Say an ssd has 10 channels, but only 5 are active (because it is a 64 gb ssd). This means that only 5 simultaneous operations can be performed on the ssd at one time. On the other hand, if you have a 128 gb ssd and all 10 channels are being used, then that means 10 simultaneous operations can be performed at the same time. So no matter what, you are getting close to twice the speed for the larger ssd in this scenario (this is not necessarily the case from 64 to 128 gb, but it does happen).
This is also why 2 SSDs in RAID 0 operate twice as fast. Instead of having a read speed of 500 Mb/s, 2 SSDs in RAID 0 will have a read speed of 2x500 Mb/s. The reason for this is because you can have 2 SSDs operating simultaneously to read/write files. So I think this is essentially the same thing that happens when you double the channels an ssd is using (from 5 to 10).
Beyond that, I think there are controller limitations (because you can only optimize the software so much based upon the reduced die density, ect).
Posted 09 December 2011 - 12:10 PM
Also, belated welcome to the Team Legacy forums.
Posted 09 December 2011 - 02:08 PM
With these thoughts you would save something like 450 bucks (if you did drop the hdd). Just remember you can always get an HDD later or use an external hard drive to store files songs, movies, ect. Also, the price of HDD will go down within the next 6 months. Now is a real bad time to buy HDD so I wouldn't do it if you can avoid it.