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would using a single ssd as boot be noticeably faster than using a ssd cache?
yes.
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i looked at the gigabyte boards too, and my only problem was the lack of use of the integrated cpu graphics on the board i was looking at. and i started looking at some reviews of the z68a-gd80, and MSI claims up to a 20% performance boost with the PCIE3.0 slots over the 2.0. and like you said it comes with its own simple version of linux, so i shouldnt run into problems with the distro im going to use
20% improvement with PCI-E 3.0 slots is as much bull**** as gigabyte stating all their Z68 boards are PCI-E 3.0 ready now.
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20% improvement with PCI-E 3.0 slots is as much bull**** as gigabyte stating all their Z68 boards are PCI-E 3.0 ready now.
the review was with a guy in i think taiwan(minimal english), and i think he was implying gpu with the IB CPU improved the gpu's capabilities. i had seen a few reviews and benches where graphics are held back greatly by a processor, but only affected a few games by a reasonable amount. 2600k stock w/ gtx-g80 2-way SLI vs 2600k OC'd 4.7ghz w/ gtx-580 2-way SLI. some games improved by 30+ frames. ill post a link if i can find the review and the interview

and i think im gonna go with 2 WD Caviar Black 500gb in Raid 0 for my windows 7 storage of games and 4 Hitachi Deskstar 3tb in Raid 10 for my media and music. and a 120gb OCZ Vertex 3 for my OSs
    
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