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Okay so this is my current build.
Obsidian 800D
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SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W
2x F3 1TB

So atm people have been telling me to the a SSD and get 2 tb hard drives and raid 0 the hard drives. Why would i get the ssd? i know what raid 0 is with the hard drives just what would i be able to do with the ssd and how would it be beneficial? thank you <3

Edit: also if i was to get a ssd what would everyone recommend? and if im getting 2 tb hard drives and setting up raid 0 is there any point to me getting a ssd?
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Get a 60GB SSD that works with SATA III. The C300, the Vertex 3, etc. This is so that you can boot up extremely fast and launch programs quickly. The read and write speeds of an SSD far outrun those found in mechanical drives, even RAID 0 drives. The hard drives would be for storage purposes (for example, your Steam games, music, movies, etc.).
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Originally Posted by Dilyn;14360490 
Get a 60GB SSD that works with SATA III. The C300, the Vertex 3, etc. This is so that you can boot up extremely fast and launch programs quickly. The read and write speeds of an SSD far outrun those found in mechanical drives, even RAID 0 drives. The hard drives would be for storage purposes (for example, your Steam games, music, movies, etc.).
^A rough explanation of why, if you have any detailed questions I can't really help you redface.gif

so i would just like install like my os in it and some important things?
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I would say get what you want to get in the mechanical drives as the F3s are awesome as I own 2 of them.

And raid 0 is a disaster waiting to happen if one of the drives decide to fail on you.

As for the SSD thing if you really care about your system starting up REALLY fast and everything else loading almost instantly get one. If not dont even bother as there is alot of thing you need to do to maximize the life of one.

But if you do get a SSD make sure its a SATA III one as those are like 400mbs avg up to 550 peak on some drives for both writes and reads. And the 60gb models are the sweet spot right now. As any thing with higher capacity comes at a steeper premium.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mystxc;14360675 
so i would just like install like my os in it and some important things?

I installed all of my programs onto my SSD and I've still got 20GB of free space left (Win7 Pro x64 + programs).
Quote:
Originally Posted by terraprime;14360723 
As for the SSD thing if you really care about your system starting up REALLY fast and everything else loading almost instantly get one. If not dont even bother as there is alot of thing you need to do to maximize the life of one.

An SSD is one of the greatest upgrades you can make to your rig. It is probably one of the most noticeable.
There isn't much you need to do really. It just takes a little bit of time to setup properly (install Windows with AHCI mode on, for example). There is a thread here on OCN that outlines some specific details on how to maximize your SSD's usage in your system, and it's really easy to follow.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dilyn;14361115 
An SSD is one of the greatest upgrades you can make to your rig. It is probably one of the most noticeable.
There isn't much you need to do really. It just takes a little bit of time to setup properly (install Windows with AHCI mode on, for example). There is a thread here on OCN that outlines some specific details on how to maximize your SSD's usage in your system, and it's really easy to follow.

I know there is I have all like 3 bookmarked pages for when I can get a SSD. They are all pretty simple too which is nice.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dilyn;14361115 
I installed all of my programs onto my SSD and I've still got 20GB of free space left (Win7 Pro x64 + programs).

Yeah pretty much for that NO games unless its like runescape or something small that dont really matter.

Either way less writes done the better and it will last till you can get another one drum.gif
 
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