New Core I3 Build

Discussion in 'Asus' started by geoff, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. geoff

    geoff Guest

    I put a new build together with the following:

    Asus P8Z77-M
    Intel Core I3 3225 3.3G
    Kingston 4x4gb (16gb) memory
    Intel SSD 240Gb
    MS Win 7 Pro 64-BIT

    The rest of the parts (CD, PWS, case, HDD, etc.) came from the current
    machine being replaced. The machine is faster than my Athlon II X2 3.3ghz
    machine but not so fast that I say, 'WOW!'.

    However, the extra memory gives me some breathing space since I was
    constantly running low.

    The cpu runs very cool, 18c at idle, 42c when working hard like rendering
    video. The AMD X2 runs at 32c when idle, 49c when working hard. Both
    builds use the same case model and fans.

    I wasn't sure what to expect with the SSD but it works like a normal drive.
    I'm considering using all SSDs in the future. The only part of my disk
    utilities used now is the cleaning function equivalent to deleting browsing
    data. I'm not sure if cleaning slack space is a good idea, so, I don't do
    geoff, Oct 27, 2012
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  2. geoff

    Paul Guest

    Back up your SSDs regularly, to one or more external hard drives.

    While SSDs have no rotating parts, they also have a processor
    inside, and firmware bugs have been known to make a drive
    instantly inaccessible. It's not just "worn flash chips"
    that cause the SSD to eventually die. People hardly ever
    get to the point of wearing out the chips, before something
    else seems to happen.

    Once your new SSD exhibits two or three years of trouble
    free performance, perhaps you can relax and get lazy again.
    It's just, I've read too many stories of people only having
    them for a couple months, when a disaster happens.

    Paul, Oct 27, 2012
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