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Hi, I am in the process of looking for components for a high end gaming / processing machine. I do a fair bit of photo editing (photoshop, lightroom) and watch quite a few movies, so I use a bit of storage. I was thinking of getting a 256 GB SSD (for OS and programs) and a 3TB 7200RPM data drive. What do you guys think?

What is SSD used best for? Should applications be stored on the SSD for incremental gains or is only the OS on the SSD noticeable? Should I be thinking of a bigger SSD? What company is best for this? Also, should I just get a ton of veloceraptor (10000rpms) instead of the 3 TB 7200?
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SSD is used best for everything lol. If u need ALOT of space it gets costly. Most use if for boot up becasue they are so expensive. If you have a large budget here is what to get

Intel 510 SSD 120gb x2 (raid 0) $260 each
Western Digital 500gb x2 :32 cache sata III (raid 0) $65 each

My prices may be off. But there really is UNLIMITED amounts of money u can spend.
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Well this right now is the fastest ssd at this moment:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227708

Then again if you have such a large budget I would suggest talking to a professional about building you a custom machine. With a large enough budget they could build you something that would be functional for a few years.
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yea or get the 2tb blacks
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Well this right now is the fastest ssd at this moment:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227708

Then again if you have such a large budget I would suggest talking to a professional about building you a custom machine. With a large enough budget they could build you something that would be functional for a few years.
Or even just ask around here! Most of us could advise on any sort of build.

On topic, I'd say maybe go for 1TB caviar blacks or F3's. More space, especially since photo editing and movies can take up gobs and gobs of space.
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Me. I would go with the new SATAIII OCZ drives. With 550/500 speeds and sata 6Gb/s support. They are damn near the fastest out in the consumer market without going to some sort of thousand of dollar setup.

Internal. I would get 3 X 2TB Seagate XT drives. 7200RPM, 64MB cache and SATAIII. DO want. Now raid them up. And wa-lah. Fantastic storage and speed.

Also with a 240GB SSD. Use it for OS. Apps you use everyday, but try to keep games movies and general storage off it. More space left = more speed and less chance of wear and tear.
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SSD is used best for everything lol. If u need ALOT of space it gets costly. Most use if for boot up becasue they are so expensive. If you have a large budget here is what to get

Intel 510 SSD 120gb x2 (raid 0) $260 each
Western Digital 500gb x2 :32 cache sata III (raid 0) $65 each

My prices may be off. But there really is UNLIMITED amounts of money u can spend.
Thanks, I'll look into those. What do you think of Veloceraptors?

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Well this right now is the fastest ssd at this moment:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227708

Then again if you have such a large budget I would suggest talking to a professional about building you a custom machine. With a large enough budget they could build you something that would be functional for a few years.
I don't think that incremental gain in speed justifies the price markup for that. While I do have a pretty large budget, I'd be adverse to getting 480 GB for the same price as 1TB SSD in a slightly slower format.
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Well this right now is the fastest ssd at this moment:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227708

Then again if you have such a large budget I would suggest talking to a professional about building you a custom machine. With a large enough budget they could build you something that would be functional for a few years.
not even close.

http://www.fusionio.com/products/iodriveoctal
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Me. I would go with the new SATAIII OCZ drives. With 550/500 speeds and sata 6Gb/s support. They are damn near the fastest out in the consumer market without going to some sort of thousand of dollar setup.

Internal. I would get 3 X 2TB Seagate XT drives. 7200RPM, 64MB cache and SATAIII. DO want. Now raid them up. And wa-lah. Fantastic storage and speed.

Also with a 240GB SSD. Use it for OS. Apps you use everyday, but try to keep games movies and general storage off it. More space left = more speed and less chance of wear and tear.
That's interesting. I didn't know more space left = more speed. Does having games on SSD improve the game play experience at all? Also, are there any special configurations / settings that need to be tweaked once you have SSD to unleash all of its potential?
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That's interesting. I didn't know more space left = more speed. Does having games on SSD improve the game play experience at all? Also, are there any special configurations / settings that need to be tweaked once you have SSD to unleash all of its potential?
just the loading of scenes and the game itself. Not actual game play
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