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To those that asked about the SSD {ben1066 + underdog1425}, get yourself a 64 to 128 GB SSD, I have and recommend the Crucial M4 series, and use it as your OS/Boot Drive and store your games and other files on your HDD. The 'cache' option isn't as advantagious to your systems overall performance as you'll get by having windows on a SSD versus a HDD. Your system will boot up in half the time, and anything windows related will run instantly.

In my case I originally bought the 64 GB SSD thinking of doing the cache, but as I found and others here told me, it just didn't work as advertized. I also found 64 GB is barely big enough for WIN 7 Pro + 1 game, and I picked up the additional 128 GB Crucial M4 SSD to have more space to work with. Now I might try using the the 128 GB SSD as my OS/Boot Drive, the 64 GB SSD as the cache ?, and my 1TB WD Cav Blk as the storage drive.
I still wouldn't use the cache option. I would do the 64Gb as the OS and the 128Gb as game storage and the 1Tb as all other storage. Just my opinion and we all know what that's worth.
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Right, here is my revised build, still just about affordable.

Case: Corsair R400, just because, i have 4 other corsair things, might as well go all out

CPU: i5 2500k

CPU cooler: Corsair H100

Mobo: Asus Maximus IV GENE-Z

PSU: Corsair 750HX

GPU: EVGA GTX 570 HD DS

RAM: Corsair Low Profile Vengeance Special Edition Artic White 1600mhz CL9 1.35v DDR3 8GB Kit

HDD: Caviar Blue 1tb SATA-600

SSD: Corsair 120GB Force Series 3

Optical: One in current pc

All for about £1120
post #1793 of 7108
I am not trying to rain on your parade, but I would stay away from Sandforce 3 drives:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4604/t...-ssds-compared

They still seem to have issues that have not been fixed. Look at the Crucial M4 or better yet the Intel 510 series.
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I think I'm just going to have to deal with it, I really can't afford any other SSD, at least, that I can find.
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I agree with utnorris, go with Curcial M4 (just dont install Intel RST so you avoid the LPM issues), the drive has a really good record in sata III.
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Hm, from what I heard were't the sandforce issues being fixed?
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I think I'm just going to have to deal with it, I really can't afford any other SSD, at least, that I can find.
Well keep in mind they're having Firmware issues up the bum,
http://www.overclock.net/ssd/1086932...-question.html .


Corsair Force Series 3 120GB #CSSD-F120GB3-BK =
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233181 = $185.00 (normally $220.00)

Crucial M4 128GB #CT128M4SSD2 =
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148442 = $219.00 (normally $250.00)

... and yes I know you're in England so NewEgg is of little help to you, just using it as a refferance.


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Hm, from what I heard were't the sandforce issues being fixed?
Better than BEFORE, YES ... FIXED, NO not yet.
Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 8/13/11 at 1:03pm
   
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Hm, also, could somebody explain what the difference between synchronous and a-sync is?
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All this SSD talk. I want to give my recommendations based on my own usage.
Between me, my folks, my work and other friends and family that I have done builds with SSD's for, here is all that I have used.
OCZ Vertex 2 60GB (twice)
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB
Intel X25-M 120GB
Corsair Force 120GB
Corsair Force 3 60GB
Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 60GB
Intel 510 120GB

The issues I had were usually with the OCZ. My dad's laptop would not recognize his 120GB Vertex 2 until I updated the firmware on a desktop and then threw it in his laptop. Similar problems with the 60GB Vertex 2 he has in his desktop but it was much easier to update the firmware as it was already in his usable pc.

The other issue I had was with the Force 3, but that was entirely the fault of IRST on my Z68X-UD4 at work.

My top recommendations (not based on any benchmarking, but just on day to day feel of the drives) is to go with the Intel drives. The X25-M in my laptop is probably the one I use most and I have zero issues with it. Next is the 510 in my desktop and again, no issues. Plus Intel drives come with desktop upgrade kits that allow very easy upgrades as you can move your OS from your HDD to your Intel SSD with the software with fantastic ease.
Edited by Ovlazek - 8/13/11 at 1:46pm
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