Sttm wrote:Any reason for the Intel ssd over the SF-1200 ones or Crucial's?
Stability. The Intel X25-M SSDs are tried and tested. There's a guy on SPCR monitoring Newegg reviews for SSD failure rates (and removing all idiotic reviewers). Iirc, at last count, Intel is at around 2% and SandForce at 15%. Given pricing is very similar on 120GB models, I opted for Intel.
lordvic wrote:Are your prices including tax + shipping (if applicable)?
If not, some of the prices for the components seem a little expensive.
RAM: you can find 2 X 4GB modules for under $90 (+shipping & taxes)
H50: Newegg US sells it for $59.99 after rebates & free shipping. Newegg Canada has it for $80 - $15 USD rebate. Amazon has it for a flat price of $74.99.
I added quite a bit of buffer to some of the prices. Better to be over budgeted than under. And yes, prices include any anticipated tax and shipping charges. The ones that are spot on (e.g. SSD and case) are stuff I can buy from Amazon - no tax and Prime.
Looking forward to the LR review. When does NDA lift anyway? Jan 5 or 6?