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 Post subject: Friday I have to buy 2 State ofthe art & 3 solid computers
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:48 am 
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Where is a good place to buy where they can walk me through the best solution for my needs. Tiger Direct was like talking to a live tiger, Newegg has no extended help.

I need 2 computers to handle 200m data files and also process many video files everday. I also want to use Windows 8 with touch screen. I don't even know what kind of drive is the best nowadays, IDE, sata3 or and of the others. I'm sure IDE is a dead issue.
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 Post subject: Re: Friday I have to buy 2 State ofthe art & 3 solid compute
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:01 pm 
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It's sorry to say that only local mom and pop shops care enough to engage in discussion, and even then those are rare and could still get bogus advice. That's kinda why forums have been well liked for decades now: Bad advice get's noted and you can glean all the key points and go from there.

If you can be more specific with your needs, we may be able to assist more than some mega-million dollar store that wants to sell you anything. I'm lost on Win8 and touchscreen (because I don't care yet), but handling 200M files and processing video is right up many alleys here. SSD are king, but do you need high I/O, flat out speed, or would just storage capacity be a concern? Agility 4 256G drive would be my generic Go-to (it's $150), but if I/O's matter that much then you may want a high-end enterprise drive. Video differs if your software utilizes CUDA or if it leans on your CPU for rendering. If CPU, then is it able to handle 2, 4, 8, or 16 threads?


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 Post subject: Re: Friday I have to buy 2 State ofthe art & 3 solid compute
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:32 pm 
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As Chumly says, tell us more and we can be of more help. Also, take a quick read of Tom's monthly hierarchy. And you can always benchmark any ssd at Anand. If cash is in the equation then I agree go with the OCZ Agility4 @ $150 for 256gb is a great deal. But if cash is no real objective then flip a coin between the Samsung 840 Pro or OCZ Vector.


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 Post subject: Re: Friday I have to buy 2 State ofthe art & 3 solid compute
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:31 pm 
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I think I should start it as a separate topic. So here I Go.
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