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So i decided to go with a PNY 240gb for $75. Hopefully I can get those MIR back and into my bank account somehow. MIR are pretty shit especially if you count on them as a sale/discount price.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Alright so I decided I needed an upgrade. Long story short I have a new pc with everything I need, except a storage drive. I have a 1 TB drive I kept from my last computer with Windows 7 and intel and amd gpu drivers. I now have a Ryzen and Nvidia GPU (I heard there was some weird shit going on with windows 7 and Ryzen). Anyway I have spent all my budget but as I don't have a way to wipe/change the drive I have I need to get another. I don't want another harddrive (though I guess an SSHD might be ok? I love my laptop's ssd so I'd prefer that. I need at least 128 Gb but basically have $50 in MIR to spend, if a  240 Gb is $10 more expensive I'd prob get that. (My case needs an exhaust fan too but I can prob get away without it). Rambling aside if you guys know a way to find the deal of the century please let me know. Thanks, my build is down below in case that makes any difference. (I don't consider it finished or I'd post it in the builds sub-topic.

 

Build:

Case: Corsair Crystal 570X White

PSU: Corsair CX650M

Mobo: MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic

GPU: MSI GTX 1060 Armor 6gb

CPU: Ryzen 1500X (using Wraith Spire)

RAM: 2 x 8gb Corsair Vengeance RGB

Fans: 3 in front (came with case) 

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Dont buy SSHD, get an SSD. 120GB is the minimal size to be usable. Better get those with cache.


Meant to be silent, though not quite. Software voltage readings are wrong if your motherboard's not a high end model

CPU: i7-2600K 4.5GHz 1.36V (software) --> 1.4V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 2133MHz (XMP timings 10-11-11-30 2N, tuned timings 10-11-10-22 2N) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 2 exhausts Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (OC'd 150Hz) TN Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Results: Cinebench R15 Single thread:159 Multi-thread 790 Super Pi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.117s 1M: 8.486s 32M: 7m 49.516s

 

Intakes: Thermaltake Riing 12CM RGB 256 x3, Antec original case fans x2

Exhaust: Cooler Master Jetflo 120 x1

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7.2k RPM 500GB, Toshiba 1TB 7.2k RPM, Seagate Barracuda Pro 2TB 7.2K RPM x2

 

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I found some old 250gb 840 EVOs on ebay for $50-60. Also, just be sure when you get the SSD and first boot, unplug your HDD and then plug it back in after install. You should also format the old drive after backing up all important files (programs are reinstallable) to get rid of Win7 and other drivers off of that drive.


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Posted · Original PosterOP · Best Answer

So i decided to go with a PNY 240gb for $75. Hopefully I can get those MIR back and into my bank account somehow. MIR are pretty shit especially if you count on them as a sale/discount price.

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