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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.



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.

CPU: i7-2600K 3.4GHz @1.1V (or 4.5GHz @1.36V) Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo with single JetFlo 120 White LED fan RAM: Kingston 8GB 1600MHz (or 2133MHz) + 4GB 1600MHz x2 GPU: Asus GTX 1070 8GB Dual (White) Maximum 2088MHz @1.042V, Usually 1835MHz @0.925V HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7.2k RPM 500GB, Toshiba 1TB 7.2k RPM  SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB  PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Monitor: LG 22MP55 22" 1080p 60Hz Keyboard: SteelSeries Apex M260 with Kailh Blue switches


Dumped parts:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz, i5-4460 3.2GHz <--- For i7 master race

Motherboard: MSI G41M-P33 Combo, Asus H81M-PLUS

RAM: Xander 4GB DDR3 1333MHz, Kingston 4GB 1600MHz x2

Graphics card: Gigabyte GTX 275 896MB, Gigabyte RX 470 4GB G1 Gaming

PSU: Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 500W rs-500-pcar-a3  <--- how did these old parts survive with this crap

Storage: WD AV 7200RPM 320GB


Dimensions in millimeters

Wraith Stealth: 102 * 114.5 * 53.4

Wraith Spire: 109 * 103 * ~70

Warith Max: 105 * 108 * 85

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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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