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I've never had a ssd in my computer before and I was wondering if they really make that big of a difference when you just use them for the operating system. I heard you shouldn't use them for gaming, just the OS and frequently used programs because they will ware out faster is that correct? If so what ones do you recommend when using this motherboard?

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They will load maps ect faster but they wont boost FPS.

The OS will boot faster.

Programs will load a lot faster if not instantly.

What you want to do is get a Z68 chipset then you can try the new Intel Smart Response which caches all the stuff you use most to the SSD

GET THIS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128494
oh thats the board you have. I thought you were asking to pick one too.


If you can afford http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233181 Its very fast and a fair price.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/6/11 at 2:26am
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Yes, SSD's can literally make your computer boot up Windows & programs such as video games in mere seconds. Intel & Crucial make some of the best SSD's around. Purchase an SSD such as this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148441
This SSD is from a good brand, & the storage capacity of 64GB allows you to store windows and some of your favorite games/programs on it.

Also some stuff I found about the Intel Z68 platform + SSD caching.(Intel Smart Response)

I'm quoting a guy named RetiredChief from the Tom's hardware forums below.

W/Z68 MB, the performance increase when using a smaller SSD (40-64 gig) to cache a Large HDD is from 2 to 4 x faster than using just a HDD. An SSD is 20-> 40 x Faster than a HDD!!! In every one of the articles describing this - their recomendation is, if you can afford a larger SSD and put your operating system and programs on it and your data/files on a seperate HDD then THIS is the way to go. SSD caching HDD is only recommended if you CANNOT afford the larger SSD.

Quote From: http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus [...] -review/24
The new Intel Smart Response Technology is something interesting but we feel will be very limited to a small group of enthusiast users that understand and know what they need to do before getting it setup properly. The idea is simple, use an SSD to cache the most used data of the operating system HDD. The downside here is a fairly complicated setup and an investment of an SSD. And though we feel once you purchase an SSD you will not want to compromise with the HDD injected into that core data, it might end up as a sound solution. The performance increases are impressive none the less and combined with a small cheap SSD, this might be an excellent alternative for the budget minded that dream of SSD performance.
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Definitely 60-64GB seems to be the sweet spot for SSDs at the moment.
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
They will load maps ect faster but they wont boost FPS.

The OS will boot faster.

Programs will load a lot faster if not instantly.

What you want to do is get a Z68 chipset then you can try the new Intel Smart Response which caches all the stuff you use most to the SSD

GET THIS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128494
oh thats the board you have. I thought you were asking to pick one too.


If you can afford http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233181 Its very fast and a fair price.

Do you think that gigabyte board you posted is better then the ASRock one I was going to get? If so will the gigabyte board work with my PCIe 2.1 radeon HD 6950?
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Do you think that gigabyte board you posted is better then the ASRock one I was going to get? If so will the gigabyte board work with my PCIe 2.1 radeon HD 6950?
gigabyte is better , im not a fan of asrock.. but the asrock board has more to offer. let me have a look

im guessing that its the pci 3.0 you are looking at? 2.1 runs are 2.0 speeds anyway, So both boards will compare the same at this point in time. with the same setup.

the asrock board is the first ive seen on sale with pci-e 3.0, Msi have one too but its not released yet.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/6/11 at 3:52am
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