Need help deciding on 2 components for new pc build

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  1. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Do you have Rapid mode enabled? Here's my bench, Rapid mode is enabled.
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    When I first benched I thought, 'Nah, it's the Samsung app configured to produce good results for Samsung drives', until I benched using another tool and got more or less the same results.
     
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    Yes, I have it enabled. Here's mine on this pc.
     

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    Your's are a lot higher than the 840 Pro is.
     
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    New monitor is ordered. Now, I just have to mail the motherboard back to Newegg later today.
     
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    Nice!
    I was just looking at your Magician again and wondered if your missing a firmware upgrade? Also do you not use 'Over provisioning'? I've always used it and apparently it can extend the life of the drive. Give it a try and then bench again.
     
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    I have the current version of Magician 497 and it says my firmware is up to date. In 20 minutes I'm going to Staples to ship my motherboard back. The new monitpr is just going to fit on my desk. I'll maybe have 3" on each side of it free. I took a good look at pictures of it last night. I can't believe how narrow the bezel's are on it, compared to my current monitor. It sets about 2" higher, too.
     
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    It could just be that it's a regular sata 6 and on a 990FX motherboard.
     
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    My monitor is supposed to arrive Tuesday. The motherboard is supposed to arrive at Newegg on next Friday.
     
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    I don't believe something stupid I did yesterday. I forgot to take my Arctoc Liquid Freezer 240's cpu backplate off the Maximus VIII Hero before I sent it back.
    I emailed Newegg and Arctic Cooling a few minutes aggo. I hope one of them can help me out, so I can use my cooler and pc when the replacement motherboard arrives. If not, I'm screwed in 2 ways. #1. I'll have to buy another cooler. #2. I'll miss my free Windows 10 Pro upgrade from Windows 7 Professional's key and have to pay for 10 Pro.
     
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    Damn!

    Let's hope they either send you a new one or find the old and send that?
     
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    I hope so, but knowing my luck, I'll have to buy another one. I still have my box from my old Corsair H-100 that went bad. I'll check it when I receive the replacement motherboard and see if the Corsair one will fit it.
     
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    The monitor may arrive earlier than Tuesday. According to Package Tracker, it's already in Florida. Motherboard's still in Florida, too.
     
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    I have a feeling NVIDIA may announce the GTX 1060 on June 29th to counter AMD's RX 480 release on that day. It would be nice if it happened and they countered it price wise. Hopefully it will only come with a 8GB version, too.
     
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    If they release a GTX 1060 and it has 8GB's of VRAM, that's what I'll get. As I've used SLI and know that games that don't support SLI, still play fine. Batman: Arkham Knight plays fine with my 2 GTX 760's.
    I've never used CrossFire, so I don't know if the same would happen.
    I also have noticed the difference in the games that work in SLI and games that work in CrossFire lists I've come across. Big edge to SLI there.
     
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    Only thing I'm unsure of on SLI on the GTX 1080, 1070, 1060 is if the SLI bridge that come's with our motherboards will work. The only clear information I got from their GTX 1080 announcement was that for 3-way SLI, we'd need a special bridge from NVIDIA. They didn't make it clear for 2-way SLI.
     
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    Now, I'm researching on 140mm & 200mm case fans I want to get down the road. It's between NZXT Airflow Red LED or Bitfen Spectre Pro Red LED's. I'll need 4 140mm's and 2 200mm's to replace the ones in my case.
    140mm- Rear Exhaust, HDD Bay Pivot Fan and 2 Bottom
    200mm.- Front Panel, Side Panel
    Bitfenix Links: BitFenix Spectre Pro BFF-LPRO-14025R-RP 140mm Red LED Case Fan - Newegg.com
    BitFenix Spectre Pro LED Red 200mm Case Fan - Newegg.com

    NZXT Links: NZXT Airflow Series RF-FZ140-R1 140mm Red LED Case Fan - Newegg.com
    NZXT Airflow Series Rf-Fz20S-R1 200Mm Red Led Case Fan - Newegg.com
    http://www.amazon.com/NZXT-Technologies-Cooling-Sleeved-RF-FZ20S-R1/dp/B00BONJINC
    The NZXT Airflow 200mm Red LED ones I'll get from Amazon, as Newgg's come from China and would take forever to arrive.
     
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    I won't be getting the fans for a few month's. Probably not until October.
     
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    Now comes the fun part, getting my games to run @ 21:9 2560 X1080 resolution.
    Only have a few installed now through Steam.
    Batman: Arkham City GOTY
    WWE 2K16

    Will be installing also on new pc:
    Steam Games:
    2 listed above plus:
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2
    Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY
    Batman: Arkham Origins
    Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe
    Batman: Arkham Knight
    Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
    DIRT 3 Complete Edition
    DIRT Showddown
    Fear 3
    The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
    Microsoft Flight Simulator X -Steam Edition
    Operation Flash Point: Dragon Rising
    Operation Flash Point: Red River
    Overlord
    Overlord: Raising Hell
    Overlord II
    RBI Baseball 15
    Rise of the Tomb Raider (Later on)
    Tomb Raider 2013
    WWE2K15

    Origin:
    Crysis 3
    Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault
    Need For Speed: Most Wanted
    Titanfall: Deluxe Edition

    Uplay:
    Assassins Creed: Rogue
    Assassins Creed: Chronicles of China
    Far Cry 3
    Tom Clancy's: Splinter Cell Blacklist
     
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    Here's the Windows Modern Games List:
    Asphalt 7: Heat
    Asphalt 8: Airborne
    Car Simulator 3D
    Card Games Chest
    Dungeon Hunter 5
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    GT Racing 2: The real car experience
    Halo: Spartan Assault
    Halo: Spartan Strike
    Hydro Thunder Hurricane
    Minecraft: Windows 10 beta
    Modern Combat 5: Blacklist
    Order & Chaos2
    Overkill 3
    Reckless Racing Ultimate
    Shadow Fight 2
    Snowboard Party

    Steam Benchmarks:
    3D Mark Advaved
    PC Mark 8 Advanced

    Windows 10 Modern Benchmarks:
    GFX Bench DX Benchmark
    PC Benchmark

    Desktop Benchmarks:
    ASUS: Real Bench
    As SSD
    ATTO
     
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    I use only Samsung 850 EVO's in all my Computers for the OS.
    Very happy as the read and write speeds are consistant.
    I have settled for 250 Gig's for the OS's. For my use 250 GIG I find is ample.
    The bulk of my data I keep on WD Blue spinners.
    I still have two Samsung 850 EVO's left on OS's however don't find a huge Read and Write difference between the two sizes.
     

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