There's one in Scotland as well.
There's one in Scotland as well.
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Most folks get a 128 or 256GB SSD and then a 1TB HDD for extra storage. You can even set them up as JBOD and concatenate the drives so they appear to look as one drive. You can do this and assign you boot files, system files and programs folders to the SSD while all your /home folder/files to the HDD. Apple does this with their lol "Fusion drive", but its all very simple to setup.
Of course if you dont care about 2 drives showing up, Linux will let you just assign your /home folder to the HDD (possible sdb) and keep all your other folders on the SSD (sda).
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Hey, just following up on this.... I went to a PC Specialists in my hometown in England to get a quote on a similar build and this is what they priced up:
AMD FX4130 X4 Core 3.8GHz, AM3+ Processor
MSI 760GA-P43 FX DDR3 Motherboard
16GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory (2x8GB)
Samsung 120GB" SATA III Solid State Drive
Powercool X-Viper 850W Modular 80+ Bronze Active 14cm Fan Single Power Supply
Build Charge £35
Total Ex VAT: £400.01
Total VAT: £79.99
Total inc VAT: £480.00
Does this look like an equivalent, better or worse spec and as it's coming in for less than the elara.ie quote is it worth it, in anyones opinion?
Thanks for any feedback.
Price seems a bit high at first but a small local shop can have advantages over online purchase or big chain stores. Seems reasonable compared to what I payed for a system at a local shop. I payed more if I convert the GPB price to € for an i5 with no SSD (did include a 1.5 GB HDD)
The 850W power supply seems overkill, think you can get something off the price if you take a 400W or something. Don't know which components you will be adding yourself, depending on that you could need more power.
Regarding the components: Will you add a non-SSD disk and GPU? Because those are not included in your current setup and that AMD chip doesn't seem to have an itegrated GPU (or does it?).
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You don't need a 850W power supply. 500W is already overkill for this setup unless you plan to add a couple of video cards later.
Last edited by Ximaceo; February 23rd, 2013 at 08:14 PM. Reason: Correction
Well thanks for all those additional comments/thoughts/suggestions.... I'm going to go for some of those and hopefully I'll have something up and running in the next few weeks..... really appreciate all the contributions. Cheers
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