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melvyn

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  1. It's more performance improvement rather than backup I was interested in really.
  2. I'm gonna buy a 500GB Samsung 850 Pro as well, but I can't afford anything bigger. I think I'll be fine keeping my 1 or 2 current projects on smaller SSDs. I'll try and keep them about 50-30% empty. My apps and OS are one drive. I thought it was a good idea to have project files and renders on separate drives? Thanks!
  3. Hi. Can you advise me on my drive setup? The drives I have are: 2x Samsung 850 Pro 256GB Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Sandisk Extreme 120GB 1TB Seagate HDD My Gigabyte Z77-UD5H only has 2x 6GBs chipset ports and then 4x 3GBs chipset ports. It also has 3x 6GBs Marvell ports. I've read that the Marvell ports are best avoiding? The set up I was considering is: 6GBs: AE Performance cache - Samsung 850 Pro 256GB 6GBs: Project files/footage - Samsung 850 Pro 256GB 3GBs: Windows/Apps - Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 3GBs: Renders/Output - Sandisk Extreme 120GB 3GBs: Archive/storage - 1TB Seagate HDD Or is there a better configuration than this? Thanks!
  4. Hi, I've been learning motion graphics in AE and C4D over the last year or so and feel it's time to consider upgrading my PC. Below is my current build: - GA-Z77X-UD5H motherboard - Intel Core i7-3770K - Gigabyte GTX 770 2GB (OC Edition) - 32GB Patriot Viper 3 - Sandisk Extreme 120GB SSD for OS - Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD for AE disk cache - 1TB Seagate HDD for project files - 400GB Seagate HDD for renders - Corsair Carbide 500R case - Corsair HX750 PSU I've also just bought: - 2x Samsung 850 Pro 256GB - Noctua NH-D15 cooler I plan to use more of C4D as time goes on and have been advised to get into Octane rendering. With that in mind: Can anyone recommend any worthwhile upgrades or replacements for this build? Would adding a second GTX 770 be worthwhile or do I need to replace the GPU for something more powerful and with more memory, ideally? I'm open to considering replacing the CPU and/or motherboard, if a new CPU would substantially benefit my work? How is best to configure my drives? Thanks for your help!
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