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Hey I'm wondering what is the cheapest SSD I could get (my board takes sata 2 and 3) that will store Windows 7 and then future Windows upgrades in the future.

Also I'm wondering if it would really make that much of a difference. I mean like if I stuck in a small regular Sata 6 gb/s hard drive and then another one for storage would that make the OS any faster for boot up, etc?

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Only the OS? The smallest capacity SSD they make is 40GB right now, which is enough for the OS and the majority of apps you use. 60GB is enough for a few games (2-3).

A 40GB SSD will be MORE than enough for just Windows 7 alone and most of your programs.

As for your SATA 6.0Gbps question, no hard drive on the market so far can saturate the SATA III bandwidth line. Hard drives that claim to use SATA III are all marketing gimmicks. Only SSD's will benefit from the bandwidth of SATA III.

As for you, look into a cheap 40GB Intel/Sandforce drive. Reliable, and more than just fast.
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Only the OS? The smallest capacity SSD they make is 40GB right now, which is enough for the OS and the majority of apps you use. 60GB is enough for a few games (2-3).

A 40GB SSD will be MORE than enough for just Windows 7 alone and most of your programs.

As for your SATA 6.0Gbps question, no hard drive on the market so far can saturate the SATA III bandwidth line. Hard drives that claim to use SATA III are all marketing gimmicks. Only SSD's will benefit from the bandwidth of SATA III.

As for you, look into a cheap 40GB Intel/Sandforce drive. Reliable, and more than just fast.
Ok thank you! I'm on a budget, and the prices on newegg were meh to me. So, I'm going to look around for deals and hopefully I can find some deals like how I got lucky with my video card and cpu. (Saved $50 by shopping locally on cpu compared to newegg, its an i5-2500k and bought a 6870 for $20 cheaper compared to newegg and its the xfx 2 fan model on tiger direct).
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Ok thank you! I'm on a budget, and the prices on newegg were meh to me. So, I'm going to look around for deals and hopefully I can find some deals like how I got lucky with my video card and cpu. (Saved $50 by shopping locally on cpu compared to newegg, its an i5-2500k and bought a 6870 for $20 cheaper compared to newegg and its the xfx 2 fan model on tiger direct).
Great choice of CPU and GPU. I agree, a 40GB to 60GB Intel/SandForce SSD will do you a world of good. The best deal I can find here in the UK is for the Crucial RealSSD M4 64GB SSD, which is SATA-III and is large enough for what you need and is a great price. I think the other SATA-III SSDs currently in the market are 120GB+ so the Crucial RealSSD M4 64GB is a great one to look at.
    
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Great choice of CPU and GPU. I agree, a 40GB to 60GB Intel/SandForce SSD will do you a world of good. The best deal I can find here in the UK is for the Crucial RealSSD M4 64GB SSD, which is SATA-III and is large enough for what you need and is a great price. I think the other SATA-III SSDs currently in the market are 120GB+ so the Crucial RealSSD M4 64GB is a great one to look at.
Yeah but its $120. I might think about that. Someone on this forum offered me a brand new intel ssd for $70, so I might take that deal.
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Only the OS? The smallest capacity SSD they make is 40GB right now, which is enough for the OS and the majority of apps you use. 60GB is enough for a few games (2-3).

A 40GB SSD will be MORE than enough for just Windows 7 alone and most of your programs.

As for your SATA 6.0Gbps question, no hard drive on the market so far can saturate the SATA III bandwidth line. Hard drives that claim to use SATA III are all marketing gimmicks. Only SSD's will benefit from the bandwidth of SATA III.

As for you, look into a cheap 40GB Intel/Sandforce drive. Reliable, and more than just fast.
I wouldn't say 40gb is MORE than enough. If you use any sort of professional software you're going to be hurting for space. With Windows 7, office 2010, matlab, autocad, and pro/E installed I'd have 7gb left over on a 40gb.
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