Hardware 2.0: Best graphics cards, hard drives, and solid state drives list (2012 edition)

Hardware 2.0: Best graphics cards, hard drives, and solid state drives list (2012 edition)

Summary: Here is the second installment of the final "Hardware 2.0" Best Kit Lists for 2012, looking at GPUs, hard drives, and solid state drives in the extreme, mainstream, and budget price categories.

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  • Mainstream SSD: Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5-inch 256GB

    Want to kit out your PC with an SSD without breaking the bank? The Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5-inch 256GB is the drive for you. It offers blazing-fast sequential read speeds of up to 500 MB/s for less than $1 per GB.  

    A great drive for desktop or notebook systems.

    Price: $200.

    Image source: Crucial.

  • Budget SSD: OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5-inch 120GB

    Mid-range performance and storage capacity at a budget price. The capacity and price makes it an ideal drive to install Windows onto to get fast boot-up speeds.

    Price: $110.

    Image source: OCZ.

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  • Just Need More DVI Connectors

    I do not care about gaming speeds. I care only about the number of monitors I can connect to it and still have reasonable response. Ideally 4. What about these types of cards?
    MichaelInMA
    • From the images above

      it looks like 3 on the nVidia card, 2 (plus an HDMI) on the top-line AMD, 1 (plus an HDMI) on the mainstream card, & 1 (plus an HDMI & a VGA output) on the budget card.
      spdragoo@...