Questions About Corsair International

Will connecting a SSD drive using USB 3.0 to SATA connector achieve the same speed if it is connected to internal SATA port?

I have old CORSAIR F40 SSD that has theoretical speed of 280 MB/s for both read and write.

I bought this USB to SATA connector - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005OMXBN2 as USB 3.0 interface has 5 Gb/s theoretical transfer rate, I thought it should fully utilize this old SSD R/W speeds but it does not.

When I hook it up to my Mac mini (latest model that have USB 3.0) - max read speed is ~ 100 MB/s and write speed is ~ 50 MB/s.

I am not sure if the connector is the bottleneck or the SSD itself, so my question is - Will connecting a SSD drive using USB 3.0 to SATA connector achieve the same speed if it is connected to internal SATA port?

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Hardcore Gaming desktop?

I have made a deal with my son that if he has gotten straight a's for every report card he has had since middle school To highschool graduation, I would buy him the most hardcore gaming system. The price is unbeliably high.... but i know its worth it. Can you tell me if these specs are good? Case ( PSI CyborgX Mid Tower Gaming Case - Yellow ) iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( Advanced - iBUYPOWER Harmony SRS Sound Reduction System ) iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( [6-Port] NZXT Internal USB Expansion System + Bluetooth Module ) Case Lighting ( Cold Cathode Neon Light - Green ) Processor ( Intel® Core™ i7 980X Processor Extreme Edition (6x 3.33GHz/12MB L3 Cache) ) iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( PowerDrive Level 2 - Up to 20% Overclocking ) Processor Cooling ( CoolerMaster V8 CPU Cooling Fan System ) Memory ( 24 GB [4 GB X6] DDR3-1600 - Corsair or Major Brand ) Video Card ( ATI Radeon HD 5970 - 2GB XFX Black Edition - CrossFire Mode (Dual Cards) ) Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered b
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Computer questions + motherboard?

Hey guys, first time computer builder here. I have questions on my build and a motherboard since i have no idea which to get. My build so far: CPU - Intel i7 2600k RAM - Corsair vengeance DDR3 16gb Sound card - Creative PCI SB 5.1 XFI xtreme Optical drive - Lite-on Internal Blu-ray Case - Cooler Master HAF 912 Power supply - Corsair cx600 600-watt OS - Windows 7 Keyboard - Logitech G510 game keyboard Mouse - Cyborg R.A.T 3 As you can tell im missing the: Motherboard Video card Hard drive Speaker Monitor Im just asking for a good motherboard and whether the build will work altogether. I really want an ssd hard drive so if you're going to suggest one keep that im mind :). The main thing im asking for is help on if the build will work and which motherboard is good priced and fits. Also another thing I currently own the dell xps 420, im willing to tear it apart to make this thing cheaper so please help me on whether i should use its video card, motherboard, etc ******* This
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Computer building questions-will these components work together? Thanks ^_^?

Also i7 is expensive. Should i get i5 and will it work with what im about to list. THANK U!!! OS-Windows 7 home Premium CPU- i7 2600 sandy bridge. HardDrive-Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive monitor -Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1 Motherboard- ASUS P8Z68-M Pro LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS power supply-CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply im getting 2 ram sticks(if that will work) of these-G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL Tower-Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (CC650DW-1) Black Steel structure with black brushed aluminum faceplate ATX Mid Tower Computer Case VideoCard-GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256
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Will my components to the custom built computer im makeing work together?

Also i7 is expensive. Should i get i5 and will it work with what im about to list. THANK U!!! OS-Windows 7 home Premium CPU- i7 2600 sandy bridge. HardDrive-Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive monitor -Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1 Motherboard- ASUS P8Z68-M Pro LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS power supply-CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply im getting 2 ram sticks(if that will work) of these-G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL Tower-Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (CC650DW-1) Black Steel structure with black brushed aluminum faceplate ATX Mid Tower Computer Case VideoCard-GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256
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Building a gaming PC, heres my build, what do you think? criticisms, suggestions?

OK so I've done a decent amount of research on building a gaming computer and this is what I came up with. I just wanted to know if anyone who is knowledgeable on this stuff could be of some assistance. Here are the parts I plan on purchasing from newegg Case: RAIDMAX Helios ATX-819WB Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Motherboard: ASUS M4A88T-V EVO AM3 AMD 880G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX Hard Drive: Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ***What about SSD, is it really better? worth spending more money on?*** Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Video Card: I already have this,its a: XFX Radeon HD 6750 PCI express 2.1 1GB DDR3 ( I bought this 5 months ago at bestbuy for $130, total rip off =(. I bought it and put it in an old c
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Would this be a good choice for a gaming computer?

2012 Paladin E http://www.ibuypower.com Case1 x NZXT Phantom 410 Gaming Case-White Processor1 x Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache)-Intel Core i5-3570K w/ Intel Performance Tuning Protection Motherboard1 x ASUS Sabertooth Z77 -- 2x PCI-E 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0 Memory1 x 16 GB [4 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module-G.Skill Ripjaws X Video Card1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 - 2GB - EVGA FTW - Core: 1084MHz-SLI Mode (Dual Cards) Case LightingNone Power Supply1 x 1000 Watt - Standard Processor Cooling1 x Corsair Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooling System-ARC Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade Video Card Brand1 x Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA Primary Hard Drive1 x 120 GB ADATA S510 SSD-Single Drive - FREE Upgrade to 256GB ADATA SP900 Data Hard Drive1 x 60 GB Kingston V+200 SSD-Single Drive 2nd Optical DriveNone Optical Drive1 x [12X Blu-Ray] LG BLU-RAY Reader, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive-Black Sound Card1 x 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard Speaker System1 x Logitech Z5
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Will this make a good gaming rig?

Case- Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Mother Board- ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Hard Drive- Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX CPU Processor- Intel Core i5-3550 Quad-Core Processor 3.3 GHz 6 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80637I53550 Graphics Card- EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card Power Supply- Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 550w Power Supply (RS550-PCARE3-US) Internal Optical Drive- Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black Memory- Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 CPU Cooling- Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heat Pipes (RR-B10-212P-G1) OS- Windows 7 Home Prem
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Will this build work?

Ok, so i am going to build my own computer, and i have a little experience with it, but, can somebody correct me here? Will this build work? Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 CPU: FX Black Edition FX-6200 8MB RAM: Corsair - 2x4GB DDR3 1333Mhz PC3 Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST20000DM001 Graphics Card: ZOTAC GeForce GT 630 Synergy Edition (4GB) DVD Drive: Samsung SH-222BB - SATA Intern DVD+RW Power Supply: Inter-Tech Energon EPS-650W Case: Cooler Master Elite 310 MidTowers Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium Please answer, that would help so much. And by the way, i am going to use it as an gaming pc, and i am going to record on it :D I live in Denmark, and i use edbpriser.dk as a hardware shop. And i was going to have Windows 7 64 bit by the way
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Computer Geniuses: How good would you say this gaming computer (custom) is?

I was just playing around a website, and wanted to see how good this was. I have no plans on buying it (almost $10,000), and just wanted to do this for fun. Erebus XL-V3 1 x Case ( Erebus Full Tower Custom Liquid Cooling Gaming Case - Black ) 1 x Case Lighting ( Meteor Light w/ 8 Speed settings - Green ) 1 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( [6-Port] NZXT Internal USB Expansion System + Bluetooth & Wireless N Modules ) 1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i7 3970X Processor Extreme Edition (6x 3.50GHz/15MB L3) - Intel Core i7 3970X w/ Intel Performance Tuning Protection ) 1 x iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( PowerDrive Level 3 - Up to 30% Overclocking ) 1 x Custom Liquid Cooling ( Custom Liquid Cooling w/ Quad + 3 Dual Radiators ) 1 x Liquid Coolant ( Low-Conductivity Coolant powered by Koolance - Colorless ) 1 x Tubing Wraps ( Tubing Wraps (Anti-Kink Coil) powered by Koolance - Red ) 1 x Memory ( 64 GB [8 GB x8] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair Vengeance ) 1 x Video Card ( [Liquid Cooled
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What do you think of this gaming set?

''Box'': BitFenix Colossus Full Tower Red/Blue Led - Black Power: Corsair Professional Series Gold AX1200 1200W Full Modular PSU (CMPSU-1200AXEU) CPU: Intel Core i7-3960X (2011,3.3GHz,15M) Proccesor: Intel 4-Core Xeon E5640 (2.66GHz) T Case Fan: Corsair Hydro Series H100 CPU Cooler Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper RAM : Corsair Vengeance 32GB Quad 1866 C10 RAM Memory (Double Or Triple): ATP 8 GB DDR3-1333 Ram Dimm ECC Registered LowProf. 8GB, CL9, 240Pin, AL24M72E4BKH9S Graphics Card (Double):PNY NVIDIA Quadro 6000 Bulk SSD: OCZ RevoDrive3 X2 960GB SSD PCI-Express x4 Optical Drive: LG BH10LS38 Internal Blu-ray Disc Rewriter LightScribe Sata Black Bulk Sound Card: Diamond XS71 Sound Card (PCI, 7.1) TV- Radio Card: AverMedia AverTV Media Port Hub: NOD PCI Express Serial X 2 Controller External Hard Drive: Seagate NAS Cage Blackarmor Star400 OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Pro English Full Retail Antivirus: Symantec Protection Suite SBS Cooler: Intel Thermal Solution for 5500 (Active) Screen:
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Building my first gaming computer and need someone to tell me if these parts are good for gaming?

Hi This is my 4th time posting this question and hopefully my last. I am trying to build my own gaming computer before christmas and I need some help with the parts im buying. In my other questions i posted all the parts i had chosen and had some great responses from people telling me what was wrong with my build and what was good. Could someone please tell me if the parts i have chosen are good enough to play games such as Battlefield 3, Call of Duty Black Ops 2 and Far cry 3 at a the highest resolution with high fps and minimal amount of lag. Could someone please tell me if the parts that i have chosen will all work together (if they will all fit in the case, if they are all compatible with each other), if any of the parts need upgrading because they are good enough, if anything is overkill and i can downgrade it and finally if anything is missing( do i need any cables or heat sink etc) Parts listed below. Thanks Jack Processor: Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU http://www.amaz
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Is this pc any good please help i need to know?

im a youtube commentator and i just want a pc to run the happauge hdpvr and sony vegas since it has 4 gbs of ram i can export and import videos much faster and can u guys tell me if it can connect to a apple extreme router? well here it is and im also looking to run minecraft smoothly on it Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Adjustable HDD Cage [-17] (Black Color) Internal USB Extension Module: None Neon Light Upgrade: None Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans Noise Reduction Technology: None CPU: AMD A8-3850 2.90 GHz Quad-Core APU w/ Integrated Radeon HD 6550D Freebies: None Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan) Motherboard: [CrossFireX] MSI A75MA-G55 Chipset AMD Dual Graphics Support DDR3 Socket FM1 mATX w/ UEFI Bios, OC Genie, Winki 3 & 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, HDMI, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16, 1 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI Memory: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/16
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need HELP with building my Gaming PC Please...?

i'd like to order this PC and i really need advises. what mouse or keyboard should i get ? *BASE_PRICE:[+695] CAS:CoolerMaster HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Adjustable HDD Cage (Black Color) CD:24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR) COOLANT:Standard Coolant CPU:Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified) [+100] CS_FAN:Default case fans ( should i add Maxumum 120MM Case Cooling Fans?) FAN:Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan) FLASHMEDIA:INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (RED COLOR [+5]) HDD:2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+134] (Single Drive) IUSB:Built-in USB 2.0 Ports KEYBOARD:Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard MB_SRT:32 GB Kingston SSDNOW V100 SATA-II 3.0Gb/s SSD - 160MB/s Read & 70MB/s Write [+71] (Single Drive) MEMORY:16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/160
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Your opinion on my computer build?

Case - Thermaltake Chaser MK - I HD for storage - Seagate Barracude 2TB sata 3 64mb Motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-V Intel 7 Series Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel Z77 Express, 2400MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA III (6Gb/s), RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, PCIe 3.0, WiFi-N, SLI/CrossFireX SSD for OS and Apps - Corsair Force Series 3 120gb sata 3 6gb/s Processor - Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53570 RAM - Corsair CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit - 16GB (4x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency, Intel XMP Ready, Unbuffered PSU - OCZ OCZ-ZX850W ZX Series Modular Power Supply - 850W, 80 Plus Gold, 140mm Fan, Active PFC, SLI & CrossFire Ready BR Drive - Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Internal 12x Blu-Ray Burner - BD-R 12x, BD-R DL 8x, BD-R LTH 4x, BD-RE 2x, BD-RE DL 2x, DVD±R 16x, DVD+RW 8x, DVD-RW 6x, DVD±R DL 8x, DVD-RAM 12x, CD-R 48x, CD-RW 24x, SATA The GPU
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What watt power supply should i use for my build?

Cpu: Intel Core i7-3770K S1155 3.5GHz 8MB Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX Memory: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 Vengeance 1st Hard drive: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive 2nd hard drive: Western Digital 1TB Black 3.5" SATA6GB/S 7200rpm 64MB Case: NZXT Phantom USB 3.0 Big Tower Chassis - White Cpu cooler: Antec Kuhler H20 920 Water Cooler Video card: Asus ATI Radeon 7970 HD 1010MHz 3GB PCI Express 3.0 HDMI Direct CU II TOP optical drive: LiteOn IHAS120-04 20x SATA Super AllWrite Internal Half-Height DVDRW - Black i was thinking of going for a Corsair Memory TX650 V2 650W ATX Enthusiast Series but would i need more wattage? should i go for the 750 watt version? i have took your addvice and i am going to add more memory, and maybe do crossfire in future so im going to upgrade to a 750w modular psu
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How can i get my Pc build price to around within 1500-1570$?

The pc specs are Case1 x NZXT Phantom 410 Gaming Case-Red Case LightingNone- iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise ReductionNone- iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal ExpansionNone- Processor1 x Intel® Core™ i7 3820 Processor (4x 3.60GHz/10MB L3 Cache)-Intel Core i7 3820 iBUYPOWER PowerDriveNone- Processor Cooling1 x Corsair Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooling System-ARC Dual Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow) Memory1 x 16 GB [2 GB X8] DDR3-1600 Memory Module-Corsair or Major Brand Video Card1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 - 2GB - EVGA SC Signature 2 - Core: 1163MHz-Single Card Video Card Brand1 x Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA- Free Stuff1 x [FREE Game Voucher] - Assassins Creed III-Free with purchase of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650Ti or above Motherboard1 x ASUS P9X79 LE -- 2x USB 3.0- Power Supply1 x 750 Watt - Thermaltake TR2 TRX-750M-Free Upgrade to 850 Watt Thermaltake SP-850M ($30 Savings) Primary Hard Drive1 x 2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s-Single Drive Data Hard Drive1 x
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Is this a Good Gaming LAPTOP?

* *BASE_PRICE: [+1425] * ADAPTER: Universal AC-DC Adapter (M860TU) * BATTERY: 8-cell Li-On Battery Pack (M860TU) * BAGS: Free Deluxe Carrying Bag for 17 Inch Notebook * BLUETOOTH: Built-in Bluetooth * CD: 2X Blu-Ray Internal Player Drive (NB-312-BLURAY) [+140] * CPU: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Mobile P9700 Dual-Core Processor @ 2.80GHz 1066FSB 6MB L2 Cache [+104] * FLASHMEDIA: Built-In 7in1 Media Reader * FREEBIE_OS: FREE! (Microsoft® Flight Simulator X Deluxe) Game * HDD: 500GB 7200RPM SATA300 Hard Drive [+60] * INVERTER: None * IEEE_CARD: BUILT-IN 1394 IEEE FIREWIRE PORT * KEYBOARD: BUILT-IN KEYBOARD * MOUSE: BUILT-IN TOUCHPAD * MODEM: BUILT-IN 56K V.92 FAX MODEM * MOTHERBOARD: Mobile Intel® PM45 & ICH9M Chipset Mainboard * MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3-1333 SODIMM Memory (Corsair or Major Brand) * NOTEBOOK: Clevo M860TU Notebook 15.4' WSXGA+ TFT LCD Display 1680x1050 Pixels w/ Built-in 2.0 Megapixel Webcam, Built-in Fingerprint
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