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Xidax performance SSD vs Samsung 850 pro SSD

Hi guys, I am planning to buy my first custom pc.
I will use it for illustration (wacom in photoshop), video editing (after effects and premiere pro) and gaming (maybe animation and modelling in the future).
This is what i've narrowed it down to after a lot of research:

i7 5820k
32gb 2400mhz (4x8gb)
Msi x99 sli plus motherboard
Single gtx 980ti
Xidax performance SSD 256gb
Western Digital black 2tb 7200rpm Hard Drive
Xidax 570LC cpu cooler
750w power supply (80+ bronze)

My questions are: how good is the xidax performance ssd compared to the samsung 850 pro? It is much cheaper (which is one of the reasons I am worried)

Also is their 570LC cpu cooler reliable or should I get one from a better known brand?

Any other suggestions about my rig are welcome!

Thanks in advance!
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    From my searching it seems Xidax is a pc building site where you can pick your components and they build it for you? Not sure what a 'xidax performance ssd' is, there's no such ssd manufacturer/brand. If Xidax is a builder then it's probably a random no name drive and who knows what you're getting. The 570LC also isn't their cooler, it's an asetek cooler. Asetek is the actual manufacturer of a lot of aio coolers and claims to own the patent on a water block with pump built in (like many aio coolers use).

    I say claims to because there are legal disputes where they're suing cooler master and another company over infringement but the same type pumps are used on the amd r9 fury gpu's and many oem liquid cpu coolers. I would think the 570LC is as good or bad as just about any other aio cooler out there, most are pretty similar.
  2. Don't go cheap on power supply. Get one that is on the tier 1 or tier 2 from the powersupply list sticky -- http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
    Don't go cheap on the SSD. Get the Samsung.

    Those are two areas that "cheap" ends up biting you in the butt.
  3. synphul said:
    From my searching it seems Xidax is a pc building site where you can pick your components and they build it for you? Not sure what a 'xidax performance ssd' is, there's no such ssd manufacturer/brand. If Xidax is a builder then it's probably a random no name drive and who knows what you're getting. The 570LC also isn't their cooler, it's an asetek cooler. Asetek is the actual manufacturer of a lot of aio coolers and claims to own the patent on a water block with pump built in (like many aio coolers use).

    I say claims to because there are legal disputes where they're suing cooler master and another company over infringement but the same type pumps are used on the amd r9 fury gpu's and many oem liquid cpu coolers. I would think the 570LC is as good or bad as just about any other aio cooler out there, most are pretty similar.


    Thanks a lot! I did some research on asetek and it seems trust worthy. I will get the samsung ssd then because I want to know what I am getting. Thank you again for the quick answer.
  4. kanewolf said:
    Don't go cheap on power supply. Get one that is on the tier 1 or tier 2 from the powersupply list sticky -- http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
    Don't go cheap on the SSD. Get the Samsung.

    Those are two areas that "cheap" ends up biting you in the butt.


    Oh okay! I will pick a better psu and the samsung ssd then. Thanks!
    Do you think that a Corsair RM850w gold rated would do the job?
  5. Corsair rm850w is plenty
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