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#1 papi1248

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 09:56 PM

which is better for my use, sandisk extreme pro 480gb or samsung evo 500gb or samsung 850 pro 512gb? Money isn't that real issue at the moment because i have around $200 to spend on ssd. i mainly game and surf on the web and i kind a plan on doing dual boot windows 10 and mac os, but haven't decided on that yet. I am gonna put a couple of games like skyrim and fallout 4 which i mod and other modded games. I surf the internet everyday. I want to get the best ssd so i dont regret the speed from cheaper ssd. Also i am not gonna spend the money on anything else cuz my mom will just take it away, either i spend all the whole money or the rest of the money i have to give back sadly. I am gonna get another 4tb hard drive even tho I have 2x 2tb hard drive which is 4tb in total side by side. I jump around games and dont finish them lol but its what I do so that's why i dont wanna delete games. I think I may have sata 2 but my motherboard says i may have sata 3 speed which is confusing. So what ssd do u guys recomend for me? I also heard I should stay away from tlc drives, but they are sort fixed up now so is it still bad?

samsung 850 evo 500 gb in amazon its $154, the samsung pro is $200 and the sandisk extreme pro is $190

I got my PC from HP. 
My PC is called HP ENVY h8-1437c 
This is my Computer Specs that I have right now in my PC: 
Windows 10 Home (64bit) 
GPU(graphic card): MSI Nvidia GTX 970 4G Gaming Edition 
CPU: Intel core I5-3470 3.20 GHz 4 Cores 
12GB of memory 
Power Supply:Crosair cx 600 
Resolution:1920x1080 
2x 2TB hard drive 

This is the link to my motherboard: 
http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03517380 


Edited by hamluis, 10 July 2016 - 06:11 PM.
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#2 papi1248

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 09:58 PM

So I have 2x 2TB hard drives already and they are running out of space cuz games and other stuff. I bought my computer from HP and I upgraded my gpu from geforce gt 620 to gtx 970 and to a 600 watt power supply. the computer came with windows 8 originally then I upgraded to windows 8.1 and then now I have windows 10 free upgraded. But now the issue is the space, I don't want to delete my games so I want to get a full sshd or maybe a regular hard drive with extra 4tb and I want to get 500gb ssd for operating system and couple of games like skyrim, fallout 4 and etc cuz I mod them and I want faster load times with those games. So what I need help with is with clean install my operating system from my oem hard drive to a new ssd without buying a windows 10 product key which if I wanted I can get the oem windows 10 product key for like $25 but I don't want to spend money on it. Also I will be backing up my games in the new 4tb hard drive and then after installing os I will be distributing the games different hard drives throughout since I will be having 8tb in total which 2x 2tb and 1x 4tb hard drive plus a ssd. Also do I need to add a sata port pcie card to get extra sata port or do I even benefit from have those pcie port compared to usb 2.0/3.0 for gaming and etc.
Also which is better for my case, a regular hard drive or ssd for secondary storage. Will games benefit sshd more and whats the benefit. Also can anyone give me a cheap but good case for good air flow because my current case is really pact since its a hp case lol. if you see the pics of how pact my case is, you will want to shot yourself lol. 
For the cases I don't want so spend too much money and I think my whole budget for everything is $350-$400 or even a little more, the less money the better it is.But I do want to get the best product with no regrets.
I also have in mind that I chose samsung 850 and sandisk extreme pro or even the samsung 850 pro. its hard to choose between them especially cuz mlc vs tlc and performance for my case and etc.
I also have sata 2 and may have sta 3 which is pretty unclear in what the specification of my motherboard says.
Here's my specs: I got my PC from HP. 
My PC is called HP ENVY h8-1437c 
This is my Computer Specs that I have right now in my PC: 
Windows 10 Home (64bit) 
GPU(graphic card): MSI Nvidia GTX 970 4G Gaming Edition 
CPU: Intel core I5-3470 3.20 GHz 4 Cores 
12GB of memory 
Power Supply:Crosair cx 600 
Resolution:1920x1080 
2x 2TB hard drive 
This is the link to my motherboard: 
http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03517380

Heres the pic of my pc which I took when I first install my gpu but just imagine after almost one year worth of dust and the the case lid being closed, which isnt that ad since my pc is still working fine, but still worries me: 
https://postimg.org/image/h28vl6pjh/
https://s6.postimg.org/chmp695u9/inside_of_my_pc_gtx_97...


Edited by hamluis, 10 July 2016 - 06:09 PM.


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Posted 09 July 2016 - 12:16 PM

You can install Windows 10 without product key, no problem.

You don't need to add PCI Express SATA card.

I'd go with SSD and 4TB SATA drive.

There are almost endless selection for cases. If you want good quality for decent price, you may find old models that are replaced with new ones quite cheaply. Like Fractal Design Define R4.

For SSD, I'd go with Sandisk Extreme Pro ~500GB (it may be 480GB but around 500GB whatever).

You have 2*SATA 3 and 4*SATA 2 ports.


Edited by hamluis, 10 July 2016 - 06:09 PM.


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Posted 09 July 2016 - 12:18 PM

You already have thread there http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/619382/storage-options-case-and-ssd/

Mod Edit:  Merged topics - Hamluis.

 

And I already recommended Sandisk Extreme Pro.


Edited by hamluis, 10 July 2016 - 06:08 PM.





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