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What SSD do i want for my new pc?

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Mainpurpose: Frapsing(wow) @1920x1080 + running windows on it

thought about
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB, 2.5", SATA 6Gb/s (VTX3-25SAT3-120G)
but i think its too expensive for me and my needs
my budged for whole pc(with screen!) is 1300 euro (about 1850 USD)

advice please!
    
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ocz gets my vote looks impressive
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the only thing i dont like about the ssd is the little GB they bring, i am a steam user and i have a 300 GB and am already using 150GB in games on my my HD.
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well i don't really wnat to have more than windows + fraps data on this, wow is the main game where fraps and it uses almost no data from hdd after its loaded.

the price is the only thing that makes me buy something else :/

what about 2 cheaper (90 gb)SSDs+ raid 0?
Edited by brolly - 5/17/11 at 2:12pm
    
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post #5 of 10
Yeah but SSD's aren't meant for size, they're meant for performance. The best bet is to wait for the prices to go down, which is what I'm doing, cause I'd like to be able to get a decent 80-120GB SSD for under $150, so I'm holding out until then.

However, Getting a decent SSD is one of the best possible performance upgrades you could invest in for your new computer, as the standard HDD's have become the main source for performance bottlenecks in modern systems. I have a great rig all around, except I have a standard HDD, and I can really notice that my PC is not performing nearly as well as it could be.

So, if you're running on a tight budget, one way to go would be to go that is been the popular route for many is to go with an SSD that's at least 60gb, (the 64GB drives usually go for roughly $100-150), then invest another $60 on a standard 1TB HDD. Use the SSD as your primary system drive, which will hold your OS and your program files. Then put all your media (music, movies, downloads, etc.) on your regular HDD. Windows 7 ultimate x64 takes up about 12-16GB of space once installed, then assume another 2-4GB for misc files also on the primary drive (i.e. user folder,appdata, etc). given that a 64GB drive will actually only have around 55GB storage room available, that would leave you with about 35-40GB of space for any programs/games you plan to install. Now, you might need to get a larger SSD depending on your needs, but I figured 64GB is a good starting size.

If you do go this route, I doubt you'll regret it, as I have heard nothing but good things from people who have done the same. Honestly, if I will probably end up getting one in the next couple of months regardless of whether the price drops or not, so its up to you. But there is no question that it will give you a major bump in performance.
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post #6 of 10
I want an SSD as well but I need at least 250GB because I want to put all of my programs/games as well as Windows on it. Cheapest I've seen so far is a Vertex 2 for $357 but its gotten terrible reviews....
post #7 of 10
You should seriously consider a Crucial SSD, either the C300 or M4. There are a couple of other good ones out there.
post #8 of 10
To be fair, any SSD will be much much faster than an HDD. One brand though that I see people steer away from is the Kingston SSDs. They seem to perform slower in general and they use JMicron controllers. Although yes that JMicron fiasco was over years ago, I'm still a little weary...

The important thing is to look at what controller the SSD is using. SF-1200 controllers are good. I just got the Vertex 2, it can be had on Newegg for $105 and it has a $15 rebate. They use 32Gbit chips for their 25nm parts, just like the 34nm so it should be a little speedier.

Once you go SSDs... you'll never want to go back. I have two in my system already (Vertex 2 and Agility). One for the OS and the other to load games...
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post #9 of 10
1) Get the Vertex 3 no matter what

2) Play the waiting game
post #10 of 10
As far as I've seen intel makes the most reliable solid state drives available right now. They're just pricey...
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