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What is an excellent choice of Motherboard/RAM for my new AMD X6 1055T?

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Re: What is an excellent choice of Motherboard/RAM for my new AMD X6 1055T?
« Reply #45 on: September 12, 2010, 03:02:39 pm »
@absic

Thanks for the response.  OK, I'll go get the kit and build it out ... will report back..

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Re: What is an excellent choice of Motherboard/RAM for my new AMD X6 1055T?
« Reply #46 on: September 12, 2010, 03:33:54 pm »
Look forward to hearing from you, hopefully of a successful build and no problems!  :D
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Re: What is an excellent choice of Motherboard/RAM for my new AMD X6 1055T?
« Reply #47 on: September 12, 2010, 08:26:01 pm »
Hi Rob...Yeh I always have one 80g hard drive for the O.S, but I read a few bad stories about SSD.   Do you know of any good reports on any special make...coz this sporran gets heavy after picking up all the loose change the kids drop.
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Re: What is an excellent choice of Motherboard/RAM for my new AMD X6 1055T?
« Reply #48 on: September 12, 2010, 08:54:34 pm »
Sorry Jannie,

I have to hold up my hands and admit to being ignorant when it comes to SSD's. :o
Dark Mantis or one of the other users will be in a better position to advise you on this subject. 
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Re: What is an excellent choice of Motherboard/RAM for my new AMD X6 1055T?
« Reply #49 on: September 12, 2010, 09:27:52 pm »
Sorry for the delay in replying I have just been to a firesale. ;)
Hi Jannie, I run a 256Gb Corsair Performance SSD as my boot drive. They are definitely the way forward but there is still a long way to go yet. The speed increase especially in the larger ones is terrific but so is the price. :'(  On the smaller ones again the read speed is very fast but the write speed isn't as fast. The down side really is that you need one that will ustilise TRIM and GC for it to stay fast. Your controller must also be compatible to pass these commands onto the drive(TRIM). The best thing to do is google them and do some reading up. Any questions I will do my best to answer.
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Re: What is an excellent choice of Motherboard/RAM for my new AMD X6 1055T?
« Reply #50 on: September 13, 2010, 12:14:43 am »
One more important thing I just realised that I forgot to mention is data security. If you are using a magnetic disk drive and the controller goes belly up it is still possible to recover your data from the drive litterally bit by bit if necessary. This is not possible on a Solid State Drive. Once damaged you must consider all the data irrecoverable.
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Re: What is an excellent choice of Motherboard/RAM for my new AMD X6 1055T?
« Reply #51 on: September 13, 2010, 04:38:08 am »
One more important thing I just realised that I forgot to mention is data security. If you are using a magnetic disk drive and the controller goes belly up it is still possible to recover your data from the drive litterally bit by bit if necessary. This is not possible on a Solid State Drive. Once damaged you must consider all the data irrecoverable.

DM, thanks for the heads up on damage and irrecoverable data possibility when using SSD's.  I've patiently waiting for prices to drop, and I am still waiting.  After doing lots of reading, I kinda like the Intel 80GB SSD.  Lots of good reports on that model.  Have you had any experience with it and if yes, care to share your thoughts?

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Re: What is an excellent choice of Motherboard/RAM for my new AMD X6 1055T?
« Reply #52 on: September 13, 2010, 08:40:51 am »
Hi Soar. The knowledge I have on the Intel offering is second hand I am afraid but I have only heard good things about them. They are the fastest (at the moment) on the market and have all the necessary extras ie TRIM, GC. The only problem is they are also the most expensive I think  :'(
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Re: What is an excellent choice of Motherboard/RAM for my new AMD X6 1055T?
« Reply #53 on: September 13, 2010, 10:32:46 am »
I have to be honest and say, if I were in a position to dip my toe into SSD's the Intel 80 Gb would be the one I would go for. The reviews and other info I have gathered would suggest that, although it isn't the cheapest option, it is one of the better drives to buy.
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Re: What is an excellent choice of Motherboard/RAM for my new AMD X6 1055T?
« Reply #54 on: September 14, 2010, 01:46:58 am »
I have to be honest and say, if I were in a position to dip my toe into SSD's the Intel 80 Gb would be the one I would go for. The reviews and other info I have gathered would suggest that, although it isn't the cheapest option, it is one of the better drives to buy.

Thanks for the heads up.  It is still hovering around $200 here in the USA.  I am hoping it will drop lower soon.
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Re: What is an excellent choice of Motherboard/RAM for my new AMD X6 1055T?
« Reply #55 on: September 14, 2010, 09:14:44 am »
They are starting to become more mainstream every day so the trend of price decreases has got to be ongoing. They are also much cheaper to build that magnetic drives so they should drop considerably. Imagine your machine with a dozen SSDs in....silent heaven and cool 8) 8) 8)
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Re: What is an excellent choice of Motherboard/RAM for my new AMD X6 1055T?
« Reply #56 on: September 14, 2010, 09:26:02 pm »
Well the newer Corsair H70 has been getting some very good reviews, maybe this would be a good choice.

But to my mind you can't beat the Noctua range. I have the Noctua NH-D14 so I'm going to be in favour of this. Yes, it's big but, boy is it efficient & almost silent, however the H70 did seem to beat it in one review I read. http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=25823


New Corsair H70 is excellent

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Idle at 31 with H70

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Re: What is an excellent choice of Motherboard/RAM for my new AMD X6 1055T?
« Reply #57 on: September 14, 2010, 09:32:19 pm »
I have to be honest and say, if I were in a position to dip my toe into SSD's the Intel 80 Gb would be the one I would go for. The reviews and other info I have gathered would suggest that, although it isn't the cheapest option, it is one of the better drives to buy.

The only downside to buying in at the bottom end of the market size wise is that the write speeds suffer tremendously. Between the 80Gb and the 256Gb there is roughly a tripling of speed for the writes. The reads don't alter much at all across the range.
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HCP1200W
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Re: What is an excellent choice of Motherboard/RAM for my new AMD X6 1055T?
« Reply #58 on: September 15, 2010, 06:01:48 am »
They are starting to become more mainstream every day so the trend of price decreases has got to be ongoing. They are also much cheaper to build that magnetic drives so they should drop considerably. Imagine your machine with a dozen SSDs in....silent heaven and cool 8) 8) 8)

Yes, and that will so nice!  I can't wait until it happens!  Anyone have a time machine that I can borrow for a few hours?
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Re: What is an excellent choice of Motherboard/RAM for my new AMD X6 1055T?
« Reply #59 on: September 15, 2010, 06:04:12 am »
Well the newer Corsair H70 has been getting some very good reviews, maybe this would be a good choice.

But to my mind you can't beat the Noctua range. I have the Noctua NH-D14 so I'm going to be in favour of this. Yes, it's big but, boy is it efficient & almost silent, however the H70 did seem to beat it in one review I read. http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=25823


New Corsair H70 is excellent

Idle at 42 with stock cooler
Idle at 31 with H70

Max Load 60 - 61 with stock cooler
Max load 43 - 45 with H70 AMD Quad Core Phenom 9850 BE

Stressed wioth AMD Overdrive







Ace, I did check the H70 out online and you are right, it appears to be an awesome set up.  I'm still kickin' it around in my mind...the cost is still a little high for me....

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AMD 1055T
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
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Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
HAF 932

Intel i5-3570
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GeForce 560Ti
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
CM HAF X Blue

Both Systems:

Windows 7+10
Scythe Temp Monitor + Fan Controller

 

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