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Thread: Should I upgrade?

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    Should I upgrade?

    Currently upgraded my hardware to MB-Asus RIVE, CPU-INTEL 3930K and Memory G Skill 32 gig kit (all on order and should arrive tomorrow).

    My question is: Should I upgrade my 4 Crucial C300 Real ssd drives? Mind that all 4 are connected to
    an ARECA 1880i raid card on raid 0 as the OS system drive.

    I can get the intel 520 180 gig drives locally. Will the upgrade be worth it or should I get a new pair of graphic cards (currently running 2 gtx 480 on sli). or should I save my cash for next gen nvidia cards?

    I mostly play BF3 and encode videos.

    Thanks
    Asus RIVE Bios 2003
    3930k 4.5 ghz @1.29v
    G-SKILLS 32gig ddr-1600 ripjaws Z
    Enermax Evo Galaxy 1250W
    2x EVGA GTX 480 Superclocked SLI @ 900/1800/2000
    X-Fi Fatal1ty Titanium PCI-E
    4 x crucial Realssd C300 256 Raid 0
    Areca 1880i
    Seagate 1TB
    CM HAF 932
    On water:
    HK 3.0
    2x MCP655
    FESER X360
    Blackice GTX 480
    DD-GTX 480 VGA blocks
    DD Reservoir
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    the intel 520 is slow and sandforce based, it is not good when compared to the marvel and new ocz drives (they are marvel but they call it indi.)

    changing to a current graphics card would take you from 600W+ in gpu to about 400W. it would also get you 2 copies of borderlands 2
    5930k, R5E, samsung 8GBx4 d-die, vega 56, wd gold 8TB, wd 4TB red, 2TB raid1 wd blue 5400
    samsung 840 evo 500GB, HP EX 1TB NVME , CM690II, swiftech h220, corsair 750hxi

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    But the question still unanswered, have the improvements in today's ssd would justify replacing my current drives? Will I notice significant improvement during real world applications?

    Thanks
    Asus RIVE Bios 2003
    3930k 4.5 ghz @1.29v
    G-SKILLS 32gig ddr-1600 ripjaws Z
    Enermax Evo Galaxy 1250W
    2x EVGA GTX 480 Superclocked SLI @ 900/1800/2000
    X-Fi Fatal1ty Titanium PCI-E
    4 x crucial Realssd C300 256 Raid 0
    Areca 1880i
    Seagate 1TB
    CM HAF 932
    On water:
    HK 3.0
    2x MCP655
    FESER X360
    Blackice GTX 480
    DD-GTX 480 VGA blocks
    DD Reservoir
    Windows 7 64bit

    Dell 3008WFP 30"

    Help Save Lives Join World Community Grid!


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    will not see a difference upgrading your drives
    5930k, R5E, samsung 8GBx4 d-die, vega 56, wd gold 8TB, wd 4TB red, 2TB raid1 wd blue 5400
    samsung 840 evo 500GB, HP EX 1TB NVME , CM690II, swiftech h220, corsair 750hxi

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    thanks
    Asus RIVE Bios 2003
    3930k 4.5 ghz @1.29v
    G-SKILLS 32gig ddr-1600 ripjaws Z
    Enermax Evo Galaxy 1250W
    2x EVGA GTX 480 Superclocked SLI @ 900/1800/2000
    X-Fi Fatal1ty Titanium PCI-E
    4 x crucial Realssd C300 256 Raid 0
    Areca 1880i
    Seagate 1TB
    CM HAF 932
    On water:
    HK 3.0
    2x MCP655
    FESER X360
    Blackice GTX 480
    DD-GTX 480 VGA blocks
    DD Reservoir
    Windows 7 64bit

    Dell 3008WFP 30"

    Help Save Lives Join World Community Grid!


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