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  • Picking the right SSD and RGB LEDs are DEAD
  • Picking the right SSD and RGB LEDs are DEAD


    Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren McCain
    Time: 30:04

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    Originally recorded October 2018

    Show Notes

    What SSD is right for you?
    In this first segment Dennis and Darren revisit the question about building PCs and the role of an SSD.  Patrick from Crucial mentioned that if you are building a gaming PC without an SSD you were building it wrong.  And while this is a rather bold statement he is absolutely correct.  Boot times are faster, levels load quicker and you can actually feel the speed of your computer every time you use it.

    There is one question that remains.  What SSD do you need and what do you need to know to make an informed decision.  Here is a hint: read reviews to understand the performance numbers and understand there are 3 major differences.  SATA 6, M.2 and NVME.  Also keep in mind that unlike rotational drives that will last virtually forever SSDs have a lifespan.  What most people forget is that by the time your drive wears out your PC is long past its prime.

    Related Links:
    Crucial MX 500 Review

    RGB LEDs are DEAD - End of Story
    To mirror the bold statement that SSDs are a required part of any computer system Dennis is staying that RGB LEDs are dead.  Much like LED fans of the early 2000’s RGB LEDs are on their way out and motherboard makers are looking for another way to draw attention to their products, animated screens. 

    Funny thing is this feature is not new and is something system modders were doing to PCs long before there were LED lighted fans in the early 2000’s.  Granted these screens were not OLED based and did require a bit of programming to make work but the concept is the same and allows system builders to show message and graphics on their PCs

    I wonder how long this new fad will last?

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