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    Default Re: a few new componants....

    Thin answer: no, otherwise we would see dual purpose SLI/Crossfire bridges for sale.
    The length of the bridge needs to match the spacing between mobo video card slots.
    A flexible gpu bridge that is a bit too long will often work OK.
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    Default Re: a few new componants....

    What a pain. The mobo comes with an sli bridge but no crossfirex bridge. You think they would include 1 of each. Cheers for the quick reply.
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    Default Re: a few new componants....

    Your welcome.
    If you are buying a second video card, check the reviews for the model that you're buying, some video cards include a gpu bridge.
    Double check the user manual for your new mobo.
    There is usually a section near the beginning of the manual that lists included and optional accessories.
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    Default Re: a few new componants....

    Right, a quick update for anyone who is reading this post. The parts are starting to arrive! I have taken delivery of a new z77x-ud5h mobo and am expecting a bitfenix raider case in the post tomorrow. The PSU has been lost in the mail by amazon and could take another two weeks now :Whatever:. I will get some pics up in the next few weeks depending on the bits arriving. I am starting to think about an SSD now but the only thing I know is to get a synchronous over an asynchronous. I don't know the best brands, capacity or what the best layout would be. Is it better to get a small capacity SSD for a boot drive then use a HDD for storage or go all out and get a large capacity SSD and use it for everything? Also what is raid AMD how is it used? Profjim? LSDme? Wazza?
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    Default Re: a few new componants....

    For ssd I love my Corsair force GT 120gb drive. You can see some benchmarks in the link in my sig. It is a synchronous drive. I think the 120 gb range is a good size as you will have enough space for the OS and a few apps or games that you want to use full SSD speeds. Other stuff can be installed on to the HDD to help keep wear level down on the SSD.

    I would avoid a SSD Raid unless you want to live life on the edge. TRIM is not support in raid yet so over time you will see some speed decrease depending on how good the Garbage collection is on the drives.

    Profjim might have more specific info for you.

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    Default Re: a few new componants....

    Cheers for that mate. That last 'AMD' was supposed to be 'and'. Predictive text.... U know how it is. Lol
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    Default Re: a few new componants....

    Also what is raid and how is it used?
    Check out RAID - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    As Acebmxer said, don't do it.
    Unless of course you really "need" it.
    Raid can offer great performance or disk redundancy, until the raid array breaks, then it's a royal PITA.
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    Default Re: a few new componants....

    im running the corsair gt 60gb model

    corsair gt series
    ocz vertex 3/4
    crucial m4 series
    intel 520

    all those use synchronous nand,there are others but not sure what brands

    heres what 60gb lookslike with win7 ultimate installed



    it does the job but its better to go for the 120gb drives

    cheapest are on amazon
    60gb http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CSSD...4667479&sr=8-2
    120gb http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CSSD...4667479&sr=8-1

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    Default Re: a few new componants....

    Corsair Force GT = synchronous Nand
    Corsair Force = asynchronous Nand

    At current USD prices:
    superior synchronous Nand drives are about $1.30 per GB
    inferior asynchronous Nand drives are about $1.00 per GB
    Anyone on the other side of the pond can do your own currency conversions
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    Default Re: a few new componants....

    That's brilliant, cheers all. Now if I were to get one would I use the SSD for the OS and bf3 and my HDD for everything else? Is it easy to swap the OS from a HDD to SSD?
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