Stumbled upon Origin PCs

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I recently stumbled across Origin PCs. I never heard of them before, but after reading a lot on them, I think they're a brand I'd definitley like to consider when I purchase a gaming laptop this fall. WOW the amount of customizable options are plentiful. In an Origin PC, I have already decided upon: 15" EON15-S Core i7-4810MQ 16GB RAM GTX 870M Hard drive configuration is where I'm having a tough time trying to decide. I'm coming from a 120GB Cherryville SSD with a 2TB RAID 0 comprised of two 1TB WD Blue drives. I'm thinking a 250GB (either an Origin Approved SSD or Samsung 840 EVO) mSATA SSD for the OS and other small apps and then a 750GB 7200 RPM Mechanical hard drive. Maybe do another mSATA as a cache SSD for the Mechanical hard drive? Even worth it? Or possibly just a 1TB hard drive with SSD cache and no OS SSD all together? Also, are mSATA drives any slower? They're still SATA III, right? Thanks.
 

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That's what I'm starting to think is my best bet laptop wise. I'd build a desktop all day long, and to match that level of expertise and quality, I don't think I'd be happy with a cookie cutter build.
 
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Originally Posted By: simple_gifts
Nice. I prefer custom assembled PCs from places like this (system76 and jncs are others) rather than commodity glued together machines.
My next computer will either be from system76, or I will build it myself. System76 is a great company.
 
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System 76 seems to be super expensive for what they are. I can buy a Dell laptop and throw Debian on it for much less. With that said, I have considered buying one of these whitebox company desktops. I tried building a computer once ... very expensive project that ended up with me throwing most of it out.
 

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WS - workstations beat white boxes IMO. Cablefree, easy access, high quaity everything, even sound DAC and PSU. Speaking of exotics, I just threw away a SUN Ultra 2 Quad, which is a collectible, but I have no patience to sell, package and ship.
 
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