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post #21 of 54
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I missed the shell shocker deal.

I was looking for a bigger one to put CAD and other programs on any ways.

Thanks ytohugh

I guess I will wait
post #22 of 54
Honest, in terms of games, I don't see a whole lot of perfomance difference between my OCZ Agility and a 7200 rpm hdd. Yes, I understand its a 1st gen SSD, but considering the price per gb, it simply isnt worth it in my book. However, with that being said, I use an SSD as my boot drive and I LOVE it! I would reccommend getting like a 60gb SSD and just using it for your OS then drivers/other standard programs (MS office, Bluray software, etc). While it is still pricey for low GB storage, the perfomance increase is definately worth it imo. Windows loads in seconds. As soon as it hits the desktop, I'm ready to go. But if you do have the money, invest in an SSD for games, but buyer beware, the tech is advancing VERY fast. I recall reading an article that someone posted on OCN that showed a breakthrough in storage techniques that blows SSDs out of the water (granted it won't be available to the general public for quite some time, but shows you how fast the best can go obsolete), but that fact should already be known by people with interests in computers.
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post #23 of 54
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I mean should i hold out till the end of the summer?

Or pick something up like a 160gb for $200?

Or even wait acouple weeks to OCZ fix problems.
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if you get a ocz vertex 2, the stock firmware should be completely stable, as thats what im running... i wouldnt get any other SSD than from ocz.
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if you get a ocz vertex 2, the stock firmware should be completely stable, as thats what im running... i wouldnt get any other SSD than from ocz.
Lol why. Corsair, Kingston, Crucial and ADATA SSD's all have worked flawlessly for me. Fanboi is fanboi.

Seriously though OP definitely snag an SSD. They are absolutely worth the cost if you have the cash. My boot times are near the 10 second mark if memory serves (rarely shut down PC), and when Windows starts, it is started. There is no seeing a desktop and then waiting for the PC to finish loading all the background programs.

The C300 listed on the Shell Shocker later today is a great deal!
    
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I mean should i hold out till the end of the summer?

Or pick something up like a 160gb for $200?

Or even wait acouple weeks to OCZ fix problems.
don't wait unless you're willing to wait a year. end of summer isn't going to matter. NEXT summer, then yeah, maybe.
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whats the shell shocker later today??

and what time??
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This is the shell shocker deal.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148357
It should pop up on here at around 1pm eastern.
http://www.newegg.com/special/shellshocker.aspx?

You will need to be quick these will go VERY FAST. The price is supposed to be in the 90$ range. I would personally jump on it, but I am 30$ short, but maybe next time lol.
    
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post #29 of 54
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Is that a good SSD? or should i rather spend alittle more money and get something bigger and faster?

What do you guys think? I would put the OS and Auto CAD on it.

If I have it in my basket to start is that a good idea??

Whats the best way to pick it up?
post #30 of 54
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Is that a good SSD? or should i rather spend alittle more money and get something bigger and faster?

What do you guys think? I would put the OS and Auto CAD on it.
I would get the drive that goes on sale in a hour. Your OS should take like 20gbs if you reduce your page file and disable hibernation, and system restore. So as long as auto cad is less than 30gb this is perfect for you.
BTW you won't notice anything faster, unless you bench.

I would keep one in your cart, and then refresh the shell shocker page until you can add, or until the price is updated in your cart (top right corner)
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