The graphics card decision would take a lot more research, and I'm already too lazy to find a cheap NAS drive. (Come to think of it, maybe SSD drives are 2 TB these days. I should have checked stuff before writing this. Oh well.)
I figure on spending an absolute max of 500 bux to replace my ancient geforce 480. If past is indeed prologue, that means I'll spend maybe 800.
First of all, I use only AMD CPUs, but you can totally forget AMD vid cards¹.
► Mainly, I need to know which Nvidia² models represent generational changes in GPU architecture.
Pointing me to benchmark graphs would be helpful. I'll buy one from EVGA because I bought all my graphics cards and my KW PS from them, and their equipment has always been truly righteous.
I hope the TITAN-X price has come down in the year or so it's existed! They haven't come out with something even better, have they?
I can do all this because of the fast, easy money from my new job as a high-price escort³. The superiority of NAS is an overrated marketing gimmick to scare IT managers, but they are probably better than cheapos so I always use them. Note that according to a big server farm (I think google), Seagate NAS drives fail at about 10 times the rate of others. They may have fixed this by now.
I need to replace both my main and bkps because I'm pretty sure⁴ they were infected by that new virus that stores itself in interpartition empty space and is jumped to by the MBR boot initialization code. Supposedly It can't be stopped. But it only infects MBRs, not UEFI disks.
So I have to pull my MBR drives, format the new ones as UEFI, then plug in the MBR ones and copy the data. Worse, since I use whole-disk encryption, I have to write both of the entire drives twice.
In theory, I could reformat my bkp as UEFI and copy to it, then do it in reverse to the main drive. But that means if something goes wrong, I loose everything and I'm not risking my very specific, years-to collect po rn collection for this.
¹AMD drivers are written by a high-school special-ed typing class. And I've been fooled too often.
²Nvidia marketing people deserve to be up-against-the-walled and shot, but their engineers are very, very good.
³Okay, not really. But I did acquire some mondo bux and I can do stuff I've been putting off.
⁴I believe this because of the fake WIN update dlg it fools people with. I didn't recognize it as strange until after I clicked OK.
Edited by Luxi_Terna, 12 January 2017 - 04:06 PM.