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This is probably a stupid question but is it possible to get a good to decent SSD for about $150?. Im looking to put this for my OS and have maybe 2 to 3 games on it ( skyrim , BF3 and so on ). Thanks in advanced .
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64gb crucial m4
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This is probably a stupid question but is it possible to get a good to decent SSD for about $150?. Im looking to put this for my OS and have maybe 2 to 3 games on it ( skyrim , BF3 and so on ). Thanks in advanced .
Crucial M4 64gb would be your best bet . ( Good performance/Reliability )

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148441
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So you guys think the crucial m4 would be a big step up from my WD Black? ( this is my first venture into ssd )
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+3 for the Crucial M4's. Those things are so great.
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So you guys think the crucial m4 would be a big step up from my WD Black? ( this is my first venture into ssd )
A huge step up.
 
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Normally I would agree 64gb is plenty for OS plus 2-3 games but I have a feeling the games you listed as examples (Skyrim and BF3) are going to have a large filesize footprint. I would aim a little higher.
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So you guys think the crucial m4 would be a big step up from my WD Black? ( this is my first venture into ssd )
Hell yes.

I just stepped up from a mechanical hard drive about 2 weeks ago.

The performance gain for the cost is way better than other components.
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Well, a hard drive is usually around 7200rpm. an SSD usually equivilates to around 10,000 to 12,000, if you had to put them both into rpm.s even though SSD's don't use rpm's. So, an SSD is always a big step up from a HDD.
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Well then its settled i will get the crucial m4 and if i end up only being able to put one or two games at a time then ill put the none important ones on my WD black. Thanks again guys
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