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Reddit mentions of Kingston 120GB A400 SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD SA400S37/120G - HDD Replacement for Increase Performance

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We found 146 Reddit mentions of Kingston 120GB A400 SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD SA400S37/120G - HDD Replacement for Increase Performance. Here are the top ones.

Kingston 120GB A400 SATA 3 2.5
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  • Fast start up, loading and file transfers
  • More reliable and durable than a hard drive. Dramatically improves the responsiveness of your existing system
  • Multiple capacities with space for applications or a hard drive replacement
Height2.75 Inches
Length3.94 Inches
Number of items1
Release dateJanuary 2017
Size120 GB
Weight0.09 Pounds
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Found 146 comments on Kingston 120GB A400 SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD SA400S37/120G - HDD Replacement for Increase Performance:

u/king-_-friday · 30 pointsr/buildapcsales

Same price on Amazon with Prime shipping (if you're into that kind of thing).


u/DonnyJoseph0 · 11 pointsr/buildapc

This is entirely incorrect.

i7-4770 CPU, 16GB RAM, 400W PSU (Tower for $283 w/ haggle option)

EVGA GTX 1060 6GB ($180)

Kingston A400 120GB SSD ($29)


The i7-4770 pretty much matches the i5-7500 in individual core performance, but it also has hyperthreading.

16GB of RAM so you should be able to play just about anything comfortably.

Lower power draw on the GTX 1060 6GB. I would choose EVGA first owner with a box for transferable warranty.

Also, just buying from Ebay protects you for a month.

And yeah, I've done this before. Works perfectly. It won't light up your room, but it'll put the pixels on the screen better.

u/shinfo44 · 9 pointsr/hardwareswap

If you consider lowering the price on the SSD as well as selling it as a normal SSD, I would consider buying it. Having Windows on a SSD shouldn't really increase its value, in my opinion. Windows Keys are tied to the motherboard, not the drive it lives on. Windows as a software is technically free.

Just for reference, a brand new Kingston 128B SSD on Amazon goes for $22 dollars.


u/surfmaster · 7 pointsr/starcitizen

Just pointing out that you can get a decent quality SSD with more than enough space for SC and a couple more games for $20 or less

u/sleepyboylol · 5 pointsr/MonsterHunter

> Cool. I'll be sure to let everyone know to drop $500 on one to fix the issue Capcom created.

$54.99 CAD

Little bit off there pal. ^^^Actually ^^^you’re ^^^off ^^^by ^^^$450

> You're absolutely right; Tempered Elder Hunter World, or more recently, Tempered Jho Hunter World, starts after the terribly implemented story.

Actually, I spend a lot of time theory crafting builds, trying new weapons, and messing around. Tempered Elder farming is just how you get Stream Stones, but, if that’s all you care about, that’s your problem not Capcom’s. MH games have never been super story driven like Zelda, and it’s not an MMORPG. Be happy the game doesnt end after the story like 99% of RPG’s. At least you can play until HR999. They also have events, weekly and limited bounties and new weapons, monsters and armour being released for free.

u/asd913 · 5 pointsr/bapcsalescanada


Same price and no shipping at amazon.ca. Its been this price for a while.

u/spanctimony · 5 pointsr/PFSENSE

You'd be a fool to not use two of these with ZFS:


Downvoted? Ok have fun when your flash stick fails. For $50 you could have redundant SSDs.

u/agentbilly · 5 pointsr/PS3

If you haven't looked at prices lately SSDs are not expensive at all anymore. You can get an entry level120gb for $20.

Kingston 120GB A400 SSD 2.5'' SATA 7MM 2.5-Inch SA400S37/120G https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6JQS8C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_2qp0CbHB10QNP

u/Hycinos · 5 pointsr/laptops

Vivo books are great for your use case. Only downside of this one is no SSD, but you could always get a 128gb one for $40 to replace the hard drive if you want the load speed and don’t need the space. If you do that route to get faster load times, you could just use the included 1tb HDD as an external drive for any photoshop files that get too big.

ASUS VivoBook F510UA 15.6” Full HD Nanoedge Laptop, Intel Core i5-8250U Processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD, USB-C, Fingerprint, Windows 10 Home - F510UA-AH51, Star Gray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0762S8PYM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_QIA5BbPTNMTSY

Edit: jk, SSDs are cheaper than I thought right now, you can get a 128 for $21

Kingston A400 SSD 120GB SATA 3 2.5” Solid State Drive SA400S37/120G - Increase Performance https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6JQS8C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_0PA5BbZFBWTMG

u/The-Ephus · 5 pointsr/hardwareswap

I mean... is $18 too much?

u/hexparrot · 4 pointsr/simracing

Buy an SSD. Shop around and find something cheap, but for the most part, something that will cover Win7 or Win10 and your most anticipated sims.

We don't know anything else about that machine, e.g., amount of ram, etc., and based on it being a Win7 system to start, it probably could do for more of that too. That said, it's practically impossible to provide a good roadmap of getting a simracing-ready pc with no little knowledge of the actual system and your budget.

I'm also hesitant to think you got a "gaming pc" if they were using it for 3d scanning software...but you're going to instead rely on a gtx750 you just were given. That is, I wouldn't call any system with a gfx card weaker than a 750 a gaming pc.

Check out /r/buildapc, too, and be sure to let people know how much money you can put into it; they might have more combined expertise to get you up and running.

u/T3X4SBORN · 4 pointsr/homeassistant

Or just go to USB with Hassbian or Raspbian w/ Hassio installed.

This $25 setup for a reliable SSD is what I recommend.

Kingston 120GB A400 SSD 2.5'' SATA 7MM 2.5-Inch SA400S37/120G https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6JQS8C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_xp7SCbB80ZT6B

USB 2.0 to SATA 7+15 Pin 22Pin Adapter Cable For 2.5" HDD Hard Disk Drive by BLUECELL https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008YLNTPA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_1p7SCbA5ETVWE

u/lightinthedark · 4 pointsr/ShieldAndroidTV

I got a 120gb Kingston for $28 Canadian back in February on Amazon. You'll probably have to wait for sales, but it shouldn't be too hard. Especially with black friday/cyber Monday coming up. I've seen the same drive I got for $19.99 CAD a couple times since, too.

Keep an eye on /r/buildapcsales

This is the one I got. The regular price is now $30 CAD: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01N6JQS8C/

This is the enclosure if interested: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00IWOZAAQ/

u/mjrengaw · 3 pointsr/ShieldAndroidTV

I have 2 Shields and on both I use Kingston 120gb SSD's in Sabrent USB 3.0 ultra slim aluminum enclosures. $30 total on Amazon and they come with everything you need including a short USB cable. Note that once you install the SSD in the enclosure you will need to connect it to a PC and format it prior to connecting to the Shield. They are very small.

SSD - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N6JQS8C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Enclosure - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LS31KQG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/catbingo · 3 pointsr/buildapc

You need specifically DDR3 RAM, and a max of 16GB of DDR3 RAM. Two 4GB sticks like this one should work.

Also, an SSD with a SATA connection from a reputable manufacturer, like this one should work. Since the computer is pretty old, I wouldn't bother putting any new high-end parts in it personally, and of course, even cheaper parts can be found on sites like eBay.

u/CaNyRpIt · 3 pointsr/htpc

Those components wont likely fit, but even if they did you wouldn't want to use such dated parts. I put together this NUC for my father recently. All he does is watch a lot of Youtube videos and surfs news websites. Here is a parts list you could consider:

Intel NUC $127

RAM $28

SSD $45

This doesn't include a copy of windows... which you can get license for off of various sources such as Kinguin for less than $40. Or if you're cool with it, there are various versions of linux which you can run for free.

u/NewYearNewAccount_ · 3 pointsr/buildapc

LSI 9211-8I 8PORT Int 6GB Sata+sas Pcie 2.0

Get a card like this and you can add plenty of drives. Note: you can find these much cheaper on eBay and often times will include a couple sas-to-4-sata adapter cables Also bare in mind they come in two flavors. One is raid-controller mode and the second is a simple expansion. But you can change that depending on how you plan to use it.

Consider a cheap SSD for your boot drive. Not necessary considering your needs but booting from an HDD gives me a migraine :)

u/SuPeRCaLiFaGaLiCiOuS · 3 pointsr/buildapc

You won't find MX500 that small, but MX500 is just one line of one brand of SSD.

Look, here's 120GB SSD and yes it will definitely breathe new life in an old computer: https://smile.amazon.com/Kingston-120GB-Solid-SA400S37-120G/dp/B01N6JQS8C/

But you need to install windows on the SSD for it to make it feel faster.

u/MongolianTrojanHorse · 3 pointsr/DataHoarder

You might want to consider getting a Dell PowerEdge T30. They frequently go on sale for a little over $300. They come with 8GB of ECC DDR4 and a comparable CPU to the one you selected.

You can find the deal on Slickdeals and sign up for alerts like this one: https://slickdeals.net/f/12040247-poweredge-t30-mini-tower-server-319-and-free-shipping

Also, I'd recommend getting a separate SSD just for the OS. You can just get a cheap one for ~$30 like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6JQS8C

u/401klaser · 3 pointsr/mac

SSD + Ram

Cheap SSD


You can be at around $100 bucks for 8 gigs of ram + the SSD. Your computer will seem like a brand new machine with those upgrades.

u/key134 · 3 pointsr/thinkpad

I know you said cheap, but how much are you willing to spend? What tends to make the older models very usable is putting an SSD in them. I find it more affordable to get an SSD and put it in a ThinkPad that came with no HDD. I often use the T61 that's sitting next to my couch, but for not a LOT more, you can probably get up to a T410 and at least then the screen will be LED and not CCFL (dims as it ages).

Like a T420s for $78 + an SSD for $28 + an AC adapter for $8 + a hard drive caddy for $6.

The part of that will go down in price with older models is the chassis itself, and not by a lot. Is that in the budget?

u/stormbringer124 · 3 pointsr/buildapcforme

not in the dell optiplex i got. OP make sure it is the full size dell optiplex or you're going to have a problem. I would probably pick up an old Dell optiplex computer from this link:


Total so far: $160


Then i would potentially buy an ssd from amazon(120gb):


Total so far: $180

Then i would buy a new power supply:


Total so far: $220

Then I would buy a used graphics card:


Total so far: $320

I know i've exceeded over your budget, but personally I think the performance degradation from not spending that extra 100 dollars is so drastic that I wouldn't recommend doing so.

u/NightWolf105 · 3 pointsr/PFSENSE

Is there any reason to really use a thumb drive?

SSDs are $20. Save yourself some headache.

u/Mongoly357 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You don't have to buy windows, if you have a USB installer you can run unactivated windows 10 until you want to get rid of the watermark. Everything looks good. The only thing I'd say is the addition of a cheap SSD would really fully flesh the build out to use as a boot drive. Really makes a difference on powering on and off the system. You might also be able to squeeze some games/apps depending on size into the drive and help with load times.

I might say something like this Kingston 120 gig for a boot drive to start off with for 20 bucks. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6JQS8C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_D7iwDbKJWXGST

u/A_RED_BLUEBERRY · 3 pointsr/windows

Yes, reformat it and you should be fine. Also, get an SSD. They're dirt cheap nowadays and will make your new PC feel so much faster.

u/MelvinLikesDucks · 3 pointsr/buildapc

(Sorry for formatting I’m on mobile)

I don’t know anything about intel so I’ll leave the cpu to someone else but here are some other parts that leave a decent budget for the cpu. Btw I just assumed that this is USD.

Cpu: byo

motherboard: (you can’t choose a motherboard without knowing the cpu sorry) make sure that you cpu is compatible AND works well with you motherboard aswell a quick google will solve that issue

Ram: https://www.amazon.com/G-Skill-Ripjaws-288-Pin-Desktop-F4-2400C15D-16GVR/dp/B013J7T5K6/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=gskill+ripjaws+16gb+ddr4&qid=1562735181&s=gateway&sr=8-2

GPU: https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GeForce-Windforce-DisplayPort-Gv-N166TWF2OC-6GD/dp/B07NJQLQWP/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=1660&qid=1562735531&s=gateway&sr=8-2

Psu: you’ll have to do some wattage calculations inputting your pc parts into this website https://seasonic.com/wattage-calculator# (tip: just ignore the sliders on the wattage calculator they will automatically adjust to the parts you choose) also regarding the wattage calculator get a power supply 50 watts or more over what it says and btw I would reccomend Corsair power supplies.

Case: choose whatever case you like best but make sure that it can fit your motherboard and other parts (e.g. a regular atx motherboard isn’t gonna fit into micro or atx mini itx case) it’s pretty easy to check just read the product descriptions for what size the motherboard is and what motherboard sizes the case supports.

Ignore sound cards unless you plan to use this pc for music production and ignore wifi cards unless you play games on wifi which I highly advise against.

Cpu cooler: unless you plan to overclock then the stock cooler is ugly but fine.

Storage: 120gb ssd (for operating system, google, game launchers, and fav games) https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-120GB-Solid-SA400S37-120G/dp/B01N6JQS8C/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=kingston+120gb+ssd&qid=1562736265&s=gateway&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&sr=8-1

Storage 2: well you’ll have to decide on the amount for storage u need as there are different models from 1tb to 10tb again only get what u need. but for you price I reccomend: https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Deskptop-1Terabyte-5400-7200RPM-Applications/dp/B06XR3LT6W/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=wd+blue+1tb&qid=1562736437&s=gateway&sr=8-4

Case fans: depending on the case you buy it may come with fans or not. Sometimes the seller say the case includes fans and they only include 1 or 2 I would reccommend 3 fans at least (2 at front 1 at the back) Corsair, NZXT, noctua, cooler master and thermaltake make good fans.

Note: idk if intel cpu’s Comes with thermal paste with it (wether it’s pre-applied like Ryzen or in a tube) but make sure you have thermal paste on hand

Sorry I couldn’t help with cpu and motherboard but I hope this helps good luck :)

u/Sol33t303 · 3 pointsr/linuxquestions

If you don't need much space, you can get some really cheap SSDs, here is a $20 120 GB SSD on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-120GB-Solid-SA400S37-120G/dp/B01N6JQS8C

u/Fart__Hoofer · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

If anyone is looking for a cheap SSD after this deal expires, these 120GB Kingston drives are always $47 with free shipping if you have prime. Not too sure what Kingston warranty/product quality is like though.


u/kimjongskill123 · 2 pointsr/computers

Oops forgot an SSD don't forget that if you do use this build! Should only run you about 50 bucks. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N6JQS8C/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1498799890&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=120+gb+ssd&dpPl=1&dpID=41k9dlAh9WL&ref=plSrch . the guys at /r/buildapc will be helpful as well as stated before by flash.

u/NintendoManiac64 · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme
UPDATE: Over-night changes in pricing have ruined my carefully-picked PC parts, so I've downvoted this comment and made a new comment containing updated builds with proper pricing.


Here's an alternate set of builds (multiple because I don't know how picky you about about your $700 budget) that downgrades the CPU but squeezes in an SSD. Depending on the game, you may need to use GPU-accelerated video encoding (which is lower quality) in order to still have good gaming performance.

Note that, for the SSD, Amazon likes to default to a 3rd party seller that is actually more expensive, so make sure you click the link the "New (8) from $47.99" link to purchase from Amazon directly for a cheaper price.

Again, special mention that the RAM is known to work with the motherboard I chose.


$700 after rebate:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD - Ryzen 5 1400 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor | $157.49 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard | ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $77.98 @ Newegg
Memory | Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory | $64.00 @ Amazon
Storage | Kingston - A400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $47.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $48.44 @ OutletPC
Video Card | EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB SC GAMING ACX 2.0 Video Card | $121.53 @ Amazon
Case | Zalman - ZM-T1 PLUS MicroATX Mini Tower Case | $28.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply | Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $26.99 @ Newegg
Operating System | Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $89.89 @ OutletPC
Keyboard | Logitech - K120 Wired Standard Keyboard | $10.89 @ SuperBiiz
Mouse | Logitech - G302 Daedalus Prime Moba Wired Optical Mouse | $25.10 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $734.29
| Mail-in rebates | -$35.00
| Total | $699.29
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-21 03:19 EDT-0400 |


$700 without rebate but also without shipping:

Differences from first-listed build

Downgraded case

Downgraded power supply (it's non-modular)

Downgraded mouse

Different merchant for Windows 10 (they're cheaper when not considering the rebate)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD - Ryzen 5 1400 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor | $157.49 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard | ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $82.98 @ Newegg
Memory | Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory | $64.00 @ Amazon
Storage | Kingston - A400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $47.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $48.44 @ OutletPC
Video Card | EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB SC GAMING ACX 2.0 Video Card | $121.53 @ Amazon
Case | DIYPC - MA01-R MicroATX Mini Tower Case | $25.97 @ Newegg
Power Supply | EVGA - 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | $36.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System | Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $92.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard | Logitech - K120 Wired Standard Keyboard | $10.89 @ SuperBiiz
Mouse | Redragon - Centrophorus M601 Wired Optical Mouse | $12.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before shipping) | $695.28
| Shipping | $6.98
| Total | $702.26
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-21 03:33 EDT-0400 |


$700 without rebate but with shipping:

Requires RAM that isn't confirmed to work with the motherboard which isn't something I'm comfortable suggesting when OP doesn't know what overclocking means

The second-listed build is only $2.26 above $700 when shipping is included

Therefore I will abstain from providing a true under-$700-after-all-costs-accounted-for build that includes an SSD.
u/m4u6 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I would suggest to maybe get a kingston SSD A400 120gb (32 euro amazon fr ) and a Seagate barracuda 1tb (40 euro at amazon fr ); instead of the crucial ssd.

u/PriceKnight · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

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u/Snoogadooch · 2 pointsr/everquest

Here is the HDD i went ahead and got for it. Not totally necessary but boot up is literally seconds and makes a noticeable difference when zoning and loading up the game. Kingston A400 SSD 120GB SATA 3... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6JQS8C?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

u/1832jsh · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

128GB: Kingston 120GB A400 SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD SA400S37/120G - HDD Replacement for Increase Performance https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6JQS8C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_9gpRDbATPRC50

250GB: Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E250B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07864WMK8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_qepRDb792VBPC

u/SkyttlesOG · 2 pointsr/hardwareswap

Here is the one I'm talking about

Yeah, I'd suggest roughly $35-45 shipped depending on how quickly you want it to sell, that's roughly what they go for on here

u/pokeaotic · 2 pointsr/buildapc

So since it's your first build, I'm not sure how familiar you are with this... The K at the end of the 7600K means that it is unlocked, which means you can overclock your CPU. That's the big difference between the 7600K and the 7500, with about a $35 price difference. But in order to overclock your CPU, you need a Z270 motherboard and yours is a B250. I know when I was first getting into PC building motherboards were the most confusing part. Wikipedia actually has a pretty cool chart that shows you all the differences here (this link is only for motherboards that work with the 1151 socket, or the 6th/7th generation intel processors which is the one that applies to you).


Anyway, basically you have to decide if you want to do overclocking on your CPU or not. And if you are you need a Z270 motherboard, which is gonna be generally more expensive than B250 motherboards. You also want a better CPU cooler so you can push your overclock as high as you can.

If you decide not to overclock, you should really switch to the i5 7500. And honestly with your budget that's what I'd do personally. My current build is a GTX 1060 paired with an i5 6500 (basically the exact same as the 7500 just the previous year's model). It is a really good combination and neither part is really bottlenecking the other. So that's what I'd recommend you do.

And with that said, the motherboard you chose is **ridiculously** expensive for a B250 board. I'd recommend something like this board for less than half the price.


*Edit:* So going that route would save you $133. I'd really really recommend using part of that to get an SSD. You'd still get your HDD to download/install shit on, but you'd install Windows and your most common games on your SSD. The extra speed is so so so so worth it. Kingston has a decent 120GB option for $45, the top of the line option would be Samsung's Evo but you'd have to get 250GB, the price on it is absolutely amazing right now though only $85 so I'd recommend that one.



u/Snap12345 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Yes the hard drive is good. You need a ssd for Windows. I would recommend something small like a 128 GB Kingston SSD

u/TheAdamvg · 2 pointsr/HardwareSwapUK

30 isn't reasonable.

One below is probably faster, and its brand new.


u/NeonJaguars · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme


  • Ryzen 1400: link


  • Asrock AB350 Pro4: link


  • Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4-3000: link


  • Kingston A400 120Gb SSD: link


  • WD Blue 1TB HDD: link


  • Zotac GTX 1070 Mini (There are no Gtx 1070s or 1060s on Amazon in stock. I can personally attest to Newegg's quality as I bought all my PC parts from them. Fast shipping and arrived without any damage.): link


  • Corsair 550w Semi-Modular PSU: link

    Total Cost: 945.90

    Build will run all modern games at 1080p or 1440p. I went with amazon for all parts except for the GPU because there are none in stock on Amazon. 8gb of ram is fine for gaming. 120gb SSD for OS/programs and 1TB HDD for mass storage. Semi modular power supply for easy cable management. Feel free to ask me any questions.

    Edit: Formatting.

u/Nubetastic · 2 pointsr/ffxiv

If your computers have an esata port you can do an external SSD for the game.

Esata adapter

inexpensive ssd

I myself have been looking into a possible SSD cartridge like system do to the growing size of many games now. If you have a desktop you can also put a Drive Rack to interchange the drives as well.

If you go this route you can also map the local game files in your user profile to the ssd if you want the take your hud/settings between computers also.

u/omniscient_zero · 2 pointsr/Windows10

Buy an SSD and clean install Windows with the media creation tool. I've been refurbing old notebooks with cheap 120GB Kingston solid-state drives to give away, and even though they are complete trash spec wise (i3/4GBDDR4) they run great for basic work and school tasks.


This is the drive I use for refurbs, it's only $20: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6JQS8C

u/kickbuttpotato13 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

They're essentially the same, just in different form factor's really. They both operate on SATA3 and both have the same specs. If ya scroll down a bit you can see the comparison between em, but ultimately both would deliver the same performance so it's up to personal preference.


u/cogentorange · 2 pointsr/applehelp

Why not something like this? Reputable brand, under $20 and exact storage you'd like. For $30 you could get 240gb.

u/sheogorathjr · 2 pointsr/shittyrainbow6

Kingston A400 SSD 120GB SATA 3 2.5” Solid State Drive SA400S37/120G - Increase Performance https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6JQS8C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_HMqACbKWGK9SE

u/KylethePokeDude · 2 pointsr/VintageApple

The maximum ram it’ll take is 6gb so you’ll probably have to find a 4gb stick and swap out one of the 2gb. As for an ssd, it really doesn’t matter too much.

Here’s a cheap Kingston one on Amazon, should be just fine for it: Kingston A400 SSD 120GB SATA 3 2.5” Solid State Drive SA400S37/120G - Increase Performance https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6JQS8C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_dw1ACbJHPPEB7

Edit: not sure about a battery, but I’ve gotten my third party ones from eBay, Amazon, and OWC.

u/BJWTech · 2 pointsr/HomeNetworking

You want to get a processor that supports aes-ni. That will allow SSL acceleration (opnvpn) and is also being required as of pfSense 2.5 and up.

I would choose this machine and purchase an unmanaged switch for your devices.

Hope that helps!

2nd edit; I was am an idiot... OK, Here you go. Under budget and should do what you need....

You can use this Zotac Barebones PC w/ the Celeron N3150 processor that supports AES-NI. Add some RAM and a SSD. Finally a Managed 8 Port Switch.

1st edit; Did not realize that I linked a celeron ( thanks u/suziesamantha ) as I thought it was a j1900 processor and then realized that the bay trail's also don't have aes-ni support. Sorry for the wrong information. The router I built is based on the Atom Rangley chip. You can use this link to help find aes-ni support.

u/KomputerIdiat · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Which ones are the MCLs? these are explained as confusing marketing since their 3bit MLC is TLC. Are their SATA SSDs just exactly the same as the Crucial, WD, Adata, Kingston, SanDisk, etc.

u/cleronfx · 2 pointsr/BaPCSalesEurope

perfect for people who look to upgrade/ or add a ssd to their system for the first time. certainly not as good as a samsung but for this price surely not bad.

without ref link

next price in germany : 41€

u/dr_steve_harvey69420 · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I don't know about a 128gb but there is a 120gb dad for 20$ on Amazon and it's a Kingston. Here is the link https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-120GB-Solid-SA400S37-120G/dp/B01N6JQS8C/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=ssd&qid=1565373850&s=gateway&sr=8-1

u/theleverage · 2 pointsr/vancouver

+1 to this - I'm a big fan of HP 9470m - incredible build quality, easy to swap out parts, very serviceable. Processors are capable enough for 95% of user activites. A quick eBay search returned this for $180, and if you want better speed add $28 for a cheap 120 GB SSD and you've got yourself a fully capable coding laptop for just over $200.

u/ResearchDeezNuts · 2 pointsr/CryptoMiningTalk

No problem. I'll include links so it makes easy for you. My advice, go with GTX 1080 tis. With some patience, you can get them for 800/each, and their profitability is more than twice that of RX 580s. The approach is simple and will take over a week to secure all your cards around that price range.

  1. You check amazon and newegg frequently for 1080ti with price range under $900
  2. Go to manufacturer websites and get auto-notify for the card you want(for example EVGA: https://www.evga.com/products/productlist.aspx?type=0&family=GeForce+10+Series+Family&chipset=GTX+1080+Ti). Each website should send you a notification at least once per week that they restocked, you just have to react to it first. :)

    For Power Supply: invest in one 1600W for every 5 cards you run(1080 ti draws around 250W each. If you run each card at 80% power like most miners, you should be fine with a 1600W and 6 cards). https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MMLUIE8

    Motherboard https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07481N9LW

    Motherboard power button https://www.amazon.com/Electop-Power-Button-Computer-Switch/dp/B01LMZZFWO

    Ram https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019HVND88

    SSD https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digital-120GB-SA400S37-120G/dp/B01N6JQS8C/

    CPU https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B2PJRPA

    And one more thing: That's the dream build I've been saving up for. If you appreciated the help, please consider donating to my rig fund. And don't forget to tell me how it's treating you from the other side! =)

u/owebb7 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Ssd-https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N6JQS8C/ref=dp_ob_neva_mobile .power supply-evga 500 watts (80 plus) bronze.

u/SevenWhoAreOne · 1 pointr/buildapc

Where can I find some screws for this SSD ? Think Im just gonna screw in one corner on a 3.5" bay, but I dont know where to find screws for it.

u/MetalBassFingers · 1 pointr/Windows10

windows 7 would fix the disk usage untill you can get a ssd for windows 10.

u/electromancerbt · 1 pointr/buildapc

Thanks for the information. Would this ssd be fine?

u/yomomslover · 1 pointr/freenas

I would not recommend that WD SSd as a boot drive or any 3D NAND based SSDs:




It's a huge bug I just dealt with it with dual sandisk ssds based on 3d nand. I just purchased these kingston SSDS:



seem to work just fine.

u/Sorry_Sorry_Im_Sorry · 1 pointr/buildapc

Figured that. I bought a 120gb ssd from amazon that's on sale (kingston) for $18. Thanks for the link. Tried doing a quick search and didn't find anything but probably searched the wrong phrase.

u/seanhedman · 1 pointr/buildapc
  • CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor
  • Cooler Thermaltake 14cm Frio Silent Universal CPU Cooler Fan
  • Motherboard ASRock X99 Extreme4 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard
  • RAM Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
  • Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
  • Video Card Palit GeForce GTX 1050 2GB StormX Video Card
  • Case BitFenix Nova ATX Mid Tower Case
  • Power Supply EVGA 100-W1-0500-K3 - 500W 80 Plus Power Supply (100-W1-0500-K3)
    PS: I've also added a SSD, but I don't think that will have much importance to this discussion?
    Kingston Technology SA400S37/120G SSD A400 120 GB Solid State Drive (2.5 Inch SATA 3)
u/PricelessPersuader · 1 pointr/mac

Amazon, same place I got the RAM.

Again, this was just the cheapest one and my thoughts are the same as the ram "It works so I guess i'd give it a good review."

u/wylie99998 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Sure the Kingston SSD is a good cheap one, your really only going to run the OS and whatever programs you want running fast on it so a smaller one works for that purpose. linky

Ram is a crapshoot atm, prices are way overinflated due to NAND issues afik. I know ram can be a controversial subject amount PC people. I personally think the difference gained from faster ram is minimal to non existant for gaming, especially since most modern games depend greatly on GPUs. So going down to 2133 sticks wont affect your preformance, but will be cheaper. Others will disagree.

u/pingu_bran · 1 pointr/SuggestALaptop

One way to speed up any computer is having an SSD as a boot drive. This makes booting up/logging in much faster and makes the laptop feel snappy. SSDs also use less power than HDDs so there's better potential battery life/power saving benefits. SSDs have lowered in price over the years and a 120GB drive is now $40.

Link to Amazon:

u/iamofnohelp · 1 pointr/techsupport

You can buy new SSDs for about that price.

Put a light weight Linux on it, not a heavier Windows.

Check www.Crucial.com and run the scanner.
Check for the RAM details and make sure what you see will work.

Not sure I'd spend money on a battery for this relic.

Kingston 120GB A400 SSD 2.5'' SATA 7MM 2.5-Inch SA400S37/120G https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6JQS8C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_GIYUCbB3W7JXX

u/OneMadBubble · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Looks quite nice! If you don't have one, get an SSD and thank me later. A standard 120gb one should cost you around £20 Otherwise I would suggest plugging in that rear exhaust fan as it appears to be unplugged.

u/JMata86 · 1 pointr/buildapc

/Ryzen 5 1600 ($80) https://www.microcenter.com/product/478826/ryzen-5-1600-32ghz-6-core-am4-boxed-processor-with-wraith-spire-cooler

Asrock b450m pro 4 ($80) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FVYKFXF/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_i_osmPCbKKVGSN3

Ballistix Tactical 2x4 3000mhz ($62) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HDUVNQY/ref=ppx_yo_b_widget_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Evga 500w 80+ White ($43)

WD 1TB 7200rpm 6Gb/s ($43) https://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-WD10EZEX-Desktop-7200rpm/dp/B0711YN12S/ref=mp_s_a_1_14?crid=LG4USVKAS3O7&keywords=1tb+wd+7200rpm&qid=1554302601&s=gateway&sprefix=1tb+wd+7200&sr=8-14

Kingston 120GB ssd ($20) https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-120GB-Solid-SA400S37-120G/dp/B01N6JQS8C/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?crid=30QQM2IFLAXST&keywords=kingston+ssd&qid=1554302750&s=gateway&sprefix=Kingston&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1

Rosewill ATX Case ($40) https://www.amazon.com/ROSEWILL-Gaming-Computer-supports-pre-installed/dp/B01BITI11G/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=Rosewill+case&qid=1554302850&s=gateway&sr=8-4

Msi rx580 4gb ($110 used) https://www.ebay.com/itm/MSI-Graphics-Card-Radeon-RX-580-Armor-4gb-OC-256-bit-DirectX-12-AMD-/254182815315?nav=SEARCH

Total: ($478 not including taxes)

I also come from console and just switched a couple months ago and it's a lot better. I run this setup except with a Ryzen 3 2200g which I got because I didn't have a gpu at first. I can currently run gta at 1080p high 60+ fps but this one will handle games better

u/podboi · 1 pointr/buildapc

I mean if you can upgrade the motherboard to a B350 so you can overclock then at least you have a good base and a usable PC for what it is as of your list. You can always add in more RAM, storage, and better GPU when you have some funds available to you. Just don't expect the 1050 2gb to be magic.

I highly recommend getting an SSD tho, IMO no system build should ever boot off of an HDD anymore, not at the current pricing low capacity SSDs are going for right now 120gb should be good. 20 bucks

u/NoMordacAllowed · 1 pointr/techsupport

In the US, one of these small SATA SSDs is $20-$30.
Example: https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-120GB-Solid-SA400S37-120G/dp/B01N6JQS8C/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=ssd+120&qid=1554833170&s=gateway&sr=8-3
You could buy a nicer one, obviously, but I haven't had an issue with these yet (used about 10 of them for different upgrades of old PCs), and they're so cheap just buying one for tests or to have around is a good idea.

You said your system was in Russian- depending on where you are in the world, this advice may not apply.

u/UnaeratedKieslowski · 1 pointr/buildapc

Here's an SSD for £18.

But that raises the question of would I be able to play old titles well on it? Like I remember playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 years ago and enjoying it.

u/360_cookie · 1 pointr/buildapc



First isn’t Amazon but it’s the best deal I’ve seen this week. The amazon one is £18 but if you keep an eye on it that exact one has been down to £15 on amazon before. I have that one in my PC.

Edit: Also, check hotukdeals.co.uk for PC part deals. It’s updated regularly. You might get lucky. I was looking at a RX580 and ended up getting a Vega 56 for only £140 because of a random deal. That’s a fair bit cheaper than any 580 for a much better card.

u/FwoGiZ · 1 pointr/xbox

Why 500gb at least? Seems way overkill... I don't even have that in my own desktop..
I am mostly trying to figure out if ANY SSD will work or if I need a special one...
If I search SSD XBOX on amazon, it shows me 500gb 130$ but I know I can find a normal SSD 120gb for 30$

Are you saying 500gb because the OS HAS to be on the SSD and it takes a lot of space? Or are you saying 500gb thinking I might want more games on it later?

u/DevHD · 1 pointr/BulletBarry

CASE ($24.75): https://www.amazon.ca/Rosewill-Micro-Tower-Computer-SRM-01/dp/B00ZPWOA6I/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1504412970&sr=1-7&keywords=case

PSU (39.99): https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-WHITE-Warranty-Supply-100-W1-0500-KR/dp/B00H33SFJU/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1504413556&sr=1-3&keywords=power+supply

MOTHERBOARD ($59.99): https://www.amazon.com/PRIME-A320M-K-Ryzen-Micro-ATX-Motherboard/dp/B06ZY2F35X/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1504413314&sr=1-1&keywords=amd+ryzen+motherboard

CPU+COOLER ($109.99): https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Desktop-Processor-Stealth-YD1200BBAEBOX/dp/B0741DN383/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1504413138&sr=1-1&keywords=ryzen+3

GPU ($119): https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Geforce-GDDR5-Graphic-GV-N1050OC-2GD/dp/B06X9GLGSC/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1504413404&sr=1-1&keywords=gtx%2B1050&th=1

SSD ($58.99): https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digital-120GB-SA400S37-120G/dp/B01N6JQS8C/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1504413478&sr=1-7&keywords=ssd

RAM ($58.99): https://www.amazon.com/Timetec-2133MHz-PC4-17000-Unbuffered-Computer/dp/B00G2QI0XA/ref=sr_1_9?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1504414202&sr=1-9&keywords=8gb+ddr4

WiFi ($17.99): https://www.amazon.com/Adapter-600Mbps-USBNOVEL-Wireless-10-4-10-12-2/dp/B06XRC8G1V/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1504414559&sr=1-7&keywords=dual%2Bband%2Bwifi%2Bcard&th=1


And btw ik this is slightly above your price range but you cannot get a good pc with your price range srry

u/JoseJimeniz · 1 pointr/PFSENSE

>You'd be a fool to not use two of these with ZFS:
>Downvoted? Ok have fun when your flash stick fails. For $50 you could have redundant SSDs.

The reason I wouldn't do it it's because it would be a complete pain in the ass to set up, and we never fail over at boot time properly.

If the pfSense installer supports it through a gui: sure.

But we all know that open source and user interfaces don't go together.

u/Monkey_Deee_Luffy · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

SSD's are much faster than HDD's.

Having your OS on as SSD makes it so that your computer boots up much faster and doesn't lag when opening programs. Basically makes using your computer in general a much snappier and overall better experience.

Here's a pretty good 120 GB SSD that can be snagged for $55 off Amazon:


u/robertblackman · 1 pointr/hackintosh

>First, should I switch one hybrid drive to an SSD? I have this SSD sitting at my house. Should I use this or purchase a better one?

macOS thrives on SSDs and those hybrid drives are mostly a regular hard drive with a little bit of SSD cache. The Kingston SSD will likely offer much better performance.

>Third, I can get this ram for a very cheap price. (Used 32gb - Great Condition). Should I go for it? Not sure if there would be any compatibiliy issues. Like I said, I'm quite new to this haha. Thanks guys!

Just be aware that the sticker on the back of those modules says that they require 1.5 volts (at that speed with those timings) and you usually have absolutely no voltage settings in a Dell BIOS. It looks like the default for that system is 1.35 volts.


It's possible that they still might work, depending on how hard of a requirement that is, but I wouldn't count on it.

u/Chopper0130 · 1 pointr/buildapc

An ssd makes sense but depending on how many and what games you will be installing stick with the 1TB barracuda and also pick up a 128gb Kingston ssd to install windows on. The link I provided is in Canadian dollars so it would be even cheaper in the US.

u/gregz83 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Bit stuck at this point, unless you can get another drive to test a clean install of Windows, I am not sure. If you already attempted a clean install of Windows on your existing drive, then you could have a problem with that drive. Based on your earlier comment you were able to wipe the install.

Without testing a new/different drive, can't be sure if the drive is bad or you are having a problem with another component, like video or motherboard.

You could try purchasing a cheap ($22) new SSD just to test a clean install on:


u/Pvt_B_Oner · 1 pointr/pcgamingtechsupport

I'm not sure where you live, but here's an an Amazon listing for an SSD in the United States. $20 USD for a 120GB SATA SSD. That's enough for your operating system and most if not all of your non-game programs like web browsers and word processors. Single biggest (and cheapest) upgrade you can possibly make.

u/BoldCityDigital · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

And that's actually an error, it was this one I got:


u/whiskeykeithan · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame


28 bucks. Quit your complaining and spend 2 seconds typing "ssd" into amazon - that was on the first page of results.

u/PhallusGreen · 1 pointr/pathofexile

My PC did the same thing, but that all stopped once I got an SSD. If you want you can get an extremely small SSD and just install the game on it. This drive will hold your OS and the game on it for $24

u/jonbuttcheeks · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

This Kingston 120gb SSD has been on sale this week. $20

Kingston A400 SSD 120GB SATA 3 2.5” Solid State Drive SA400S37/120G - Increase Performance https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6JQS8C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_iK5yCbWR6RCX6

u/ToTimesTwoisToo · 1 pointr/suggestapc

Build #1

SSDs are cheap and make a big difference. Even something like the following to install the OS on would be great


u/Unrelaible · 1 pointr/buildapcsalesuk



Prettty much the same price on amazon as well, coz it poop 500/350MBps

u/lun471k · 1 pointr/buildapc

Great motherboard for your build ! Best in class for the b450 platform IMO.

Few suggestions:

Cheaper yet more than decent keyboard

Take a safer/better SSD from a reputable brand: At least a DRAMless drive like a Crucial BX500 or a Kingston A400.

Here is a better, safer PSU for long term: the EVGA Supernova G2 550W

The stock Ryzen 2600 cooler is more than fine unless you plan on overclocking your stuff. You could save a little bit there instead of getting a single-fan AIO solution.

For the RAM, I can't really speak as I've never looking into 2x4Gb kits. Somebody else could review that.

u/chaos212 · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

I hope you find a deal but I posted recently looking for the same thing and ended up settling for a Kingston 120GB for $20 on amazon


Good luck.

u/wjrichardson · 1 pointr/teslamotors

Yes it will. I am using this combo:

Sabrent USB 3.0 to SSD / 2.5-Inch... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011M8YACM?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share


First Quality PVBNG-012 - Brief... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6JQS8C?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

u/Ave19899 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

not sure where you are from but ssd these days can be cheap as long as you dont go for a top end one, 20 dollar: https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-120GB-Solid-SA400S37-120G/dp/B01N6JQS8C/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=ssd&qid=1557944337&s=gateway&sr=8-4

u/PM_ME_YOUR_LAYOUTS · 1 pointr/photoshop

While (probably) possible, that's not a great idea when doing it 'properly' is so cheap.

You can get a 128gb SSD and a UASP sata to usb 3.1 adapter together for about £30, maybre more or less depending on where you live. You'll gimp your performance a bit if you don't use a UASP compatible adapter - the prices for the UASP ones are basically the same, so just keep an eye out for that feature.


This + this.

u/dehydrogen · 1 pointr/buildapc

What is drive brand, model, and how old is it?

When in doubt, get a SSD. You can find them very cheaply last few days. Newwgg has a 240GB Team Group 3D-Nand SSD for $30 right now. Coupon is EMCXEEPV2 .


Amazon is also selling 120GB Kingston SSDs for $21, free shipping.

Amazon also has Samsung 500GB V-Nand SSD for $87. Lowest price ever according to CamelCamelCamel.


u/QuadFecta_ · 1 pointr/buildapc

$20 for a 120GB SSD. enough for Windows OS and maybe a some smaller programs. For that price it's so worth it.

u/expiredgoatmeal · 1 pointr/starterpacks

first of all the difference in startup is more like 4 minutes once you factor in all your programs starting. windows itself takes ~1.5 mins to startup on a spinning disk.

second of all,

this + this is the same price as this.

it’s better to go with 2 if you have a desktop where you have pretty much unlimited drive space.

in a laptop, you either have only m.2 slots, so you can only go for ssds, or you have m.2 and sata, so the same advice rings true (m.2 ssds are an extra $5-10 at most).

you can put windows, chrome, steam, discord, any adobe products if you use them, and 1-3 games on it.

keep in mind 2tb hdd’s go for $45 sometimes, so you can get double the storage as an sshd, with an ssd, for the same price. no reason not to imo.

u/pcdarling · 1 pointr/HardwareSwapUK

Kingston Technology SA400S37/120G SSD A400 120 GB Solid State Drive (2.5 Inch SATA 3) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N6JQS8C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_rPe8BbP0RT54Y
That should sort you out for the ssd

u/arahman81 · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

How good is the Kingston A400? Was looking to use it as an external drive.

u/Littledocit · 1 pointr/kde

I am not sure to understand. What do you mean? I am going to buy a caddy to mount the new SSD replacing the DVD optical drive.
I don’t know how to check if the optical port is 3GB/s or 6GB/s, do I have to unmount it? I don’t want to break anything nether the BIOS. And what if it is a 3GB/s port?

Anyway I Have Qualcomm aetheros for WiFi. And intel core i5 processor. Now I am testing Kubuntu neon 5.14 with the live usb and it is awesome, I would really like to install it if it fits.

u/maanas1 · 1 pointr/buildapc

also I suggest adding a SSD at least a 120 GB just for windows to boot up cause your PC is a BEAST but windows is gonna run slow if you put it on your hard drive. here is a cheap one that’s reliable https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-120GB-Solid-SA400S37-120G/dp/B01N6JQS8C/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1543503684&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=120gb+ssd&dpPl=1&dpID=41EjY-AhQUL&ref=plSrch

u/NSippy · 1 pointr/computers

Ok. League says get a dedicated card with at least half a gig of video RAM. $100 isn't a lot to make a bunch of upgrades, so here's what I'd recommend in your position.

Go on craigslist and look for someone selling a graphics card that's at least 512MB of memory or more. I just searched "graphics card" and found a random one for $30 that's well above what you would need. This would probably take care of most of what you're looking for from your games.

If you find a card and you're not sure, just google "Nvidia GeForce 8800 vs [the card you found]" or "AMD Radeon HD 5670 vs [the card you found]" and there's plenty of comparison sites that will tell you which one is more powerful, has more memory, etc. But if you find a card with 1GB or more, it's probably more than enough. Never hurts to double check though.

I would do this and see the results before buying another part, because I like to make sure I'm not buying something just to buy it. If you still want to speed up load times, or want to get a new drive, then I would get something like this Kingston It's cheap, and it'll do the job. You can always bring it over to your new computer too.

Put the leftover $70 you planned on spending into saving up for a new motherboard and processor, and in the meantime, do some reading about computers, building them, and a little hardware. When it comes time that you can afford to build, you'll know exactly what you're looking for.

u/ReachTheSky · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

>I know that my CPU is the issue so I'm wondering what you would suggest for a new CPU that would still work with the rest of my parts (or just upgrade the MBOARD/CPU), preferably for less than 150 used

It's old but it will still work. A feasible upgrade will require DDR4 memory which is another $60ish. I suppose you could get a better FX chip, like the 6300 or 8300 but that's not much of an upgrade. You'd be wasting money on it TBH. It would be best to leave that alone until you can afford a better upgrade, like the Ryzen 5 system I posted.

>everything else is far out of my budget, especially the card & SSD

The cheapest 120GB SSD I know of is about $50. If $130 for the 1050Ti is too costly, you're better off sticking with the 760 you have. Lesser GPU's are not upgrades to what you have.

>Before I get it though, have you ever used the case?

I did use the case once. It was easy to work in with my average-sized hands. I don't think you'll have an issue with it.

u/TheMeII · 1 pointr/Windows10

It doesn't matter if you use it once a week or 16hours a day.

If everything you do with it is in internet or word/excel/write/sheets document creation you won't get anything from 250gb ssd. Those machines are so old that any faster or slower ssd speed is nullified in awfully slow cpu. I'd say buy cheapest 120gb ssd from respectable manufacturer. There's an example for you https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6JQS8C

u/austin12block · 1 pointr/buildapc

I have uses many Kingston SSDs in the past. Have one in my personal desktop, and have installed about a hundred for various clients. They're about as cheap as a HDD is (only $28 for 120gb) so I strongly recommend you check them out:

u/therealgottkanzler · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Yes it will fit. But better take this one

u/willy-beamish · 1 pointr/Windows10

Yup, minimum requirements:

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC.

RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit.

Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS.

Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver.

Display: 800x600.

HIGHLY recommend an SSD. Even if you’re strapped for cash, something like this is only $18 for a 120GB name brand SSD

Kingston A400 SSD 120GB SATA 3 2.5” Solid State Drive SA400S37/120G - Increase Performance https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6JQS8C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Y3twCbFDCWXX9

u/thegalli · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

If you're prime member, Amazon has a 450 watt unit for under 16 bucks. Not bronze rated efficiency, but it will get your rigs up and running on the cheap.


They also have Kingston 120gb SSD for under 18


You can get both your rigs up and running for under $80 with tax with brand new parts

u/WartedKiller · 1 pointr/AnthemTheGame

I know this shouldn't be a solution but a 120 GB SSD is 20$ USD.

u/bar10dr2 · 1 pointr/starcitizen

Looks like Amazon is having a sale right now?


30USD for 120Gb, that's a pretty good price

According to the reviews its not the fastest SSD but much faster than a mechanical drive.

u/sonsofaureus · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Nice! SSD doesn't even need to be fancy or spacious.
This one or others like it probably would suffice - for installing windows and a few games.

u/RogueFactor · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Install Linux? ;P

Defintely SSD and GPU though, Core 2 Quads can still contend with many modern games.

As for overclocking, you're on an HP Bios, so probably out of the question, unless you can find the unlock key combination which some motherboards have.

Also, could find a teensy bit more ram, 1066 is cheap these days~

You can find one for $100 instead of this one: (Low-Profile in case of SFF Case)


u/EgidioCaprino · 1 pointr/techsupport

Thank you so much! I'm gonna try that right now.

What about [this] (Kingston SSD A400 - 120GB Drive a Stato Solido (2.5", SATA III TLC) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6JQS8C?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf) drive? Has the same interface, right?

u/TheRhynock · 1 pointr/buildapc

Something like this would be fine. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6JQS8C/?tag=pcpapi-20

I'd install Windows 10 on it and whatever game he plays the most. He can easily swap what game is on the SSD and HDD

u/funbike · 1 pointr/linuxquestions

I'll give you a summary of all the best advice ITT plus some from me:

  • Hardware options
    • Get 2GB RAM on Amazon for $6.
    • Get an SSD on Amazon for $20.
    • Look into zswap or zram depending on what hardware you buy or don't buy.
    • Decrease swappiness to 1, if you get an SSD but not RAM
  • Install Void distro plus i3wm.
  • Browser options:
    • Use surf web browser (GUI)
    • elinks (terminal) for extremely light experience
    • Compile a 2nd instance of surf with javascript disabled, for lighter browsing.
    • If you decide to go without a desktop, look into NetSurf framebuffer support.
  • Use st terminal. Requires tmux for scrolling.
u/4wh457 · 1 pointr/Windows10

It would be better for you to get an SSD. I'm sure you can afford spending 20$ which is all you need for a decent 120gb ssd.


u/Seen_one_Eukaryote · 1 pointr/techsupport



this one is the same price as the ADATA but has slightly better amazon reviews. Do you think there is any quality difference between ADATA and KINGSTON?

u/jonkersmerijn71 · 1 pointr/pchelp


This is a great ssd for the price and it is ony 20$. But if you have like 20$ more it is never a bad thing to buy a ssd with more storage.

Ome question what did you mean with being scammed?

Oh ya also i would reccomend pc partpicker, go over to the site and select what type of hardware you plan to use. The site will then look true every thing to see if it will work. If your having trouble with this let me know i will help you furter.

Hope this helps you out

u/Bigsleep62 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Dropping the cooler saves you 30$. This ssd costs 43 dollars, 13 extra bucks. It’s extremely faster than a hdd and well worth the money, plus doing it in the future means transferring the os and that’s just a big headache

u/uilfut · 0 pointsr/thinkpad

Hey I'm about 3 weeks ahead if you, gradually upgrading.

I haven't upgraded the touchpad yet. It does suck though.

Do you need a large ssd for now?

Kingston 120GB A400 SSD 2.5'' SATA 7MM 2.5-Inch SA400S37/120G https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01N6JQS8C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_P5i1CbNZ2HKSX

Then you could get adapter to turn CD Rom drive bay into hd bay and use the spinning drive you already have.

The screen upgrade is nice and worth prioritising imo.

Have fun... don't think there's a right answer really :)

u/dfiner · -31 pointsr/pathofexile

If you’re not running an SSD in 2019 I think their anger is more or less justified. They are cheap (3 seconds of searching and look at this beast for $20) and the single easiest and most potent upgrade for your pc. And stupidly easy to install even on a laptop. At this point you aren’t just ruining your own experience, but that of those around you in most multiplayer games in some way or another.

If you’re disconnecting due to other issues, then there’s steps you can take. For example the steam client is notoriously unstable compared to the standalone. Turning off engine multithreading also greatly enhanced stability for me, though your mileage may vary. There are probably various other tweaks too depending on the brand of cpu and gpu you are using.

I haven’t disconnected loading into another person’s hideout in leagues and I do quite a bit of trading.