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Which SSD would you guys recommend for preferably no more than $150?
Motherboard is Asus P8P67 RPO.
Want to have OS + some games and apps on it, so i guess 60gb minimum.
can't seem to find anything ..

on a side note, i'm new to all this so, is it hard to install/mount SSDs?

Thank you.
post #2 of 34
You could get a Crucial M4 64GB for less than that, or for about $190 a 128GB. They seem to be very good, and I just ordered one. (It will be my second SSD.)

Its almost the same as installing an HDD, pretty easy, in my opinion.
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I got a 64 GB Kingston from Canada Computers yesterday for $90 after tax. link
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Quote:
Originally Posted by danik05 View Post
Which SSD would you guys recommend for preferably no more than $150?
Motherboard is Asus P8P67 RPO.
Want to have OS + some games and apps on it, so i guess 60gb minimum.
can't seem to find anything ..

on a side note, i'm new to all this so, is it hard to install/mount SSDs?

Thank you.
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post #5 of 34
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oh that's what i forgot to mention, must be SATA 3 or equivalent speeds
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Crucial m4 is the best option for you! Fast, reliable and it's SATA III.
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Originally Posted by XSCounter View Post
Crucial m4 is the best option for you! Fast, reliable and it's SATA III.
read: up to 415 mb/s
write: up to 95 mb/s

how does that even compare to the OCZ vertex 3 or agility 3, both of whom have 500-550 mb/s max read (20-25% more) and almost 500 mb/s max write (400% more)?

am i missing something?
post #8 of 34
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read: up to 415 mb/s
write: up to 95 mb/s

how does that even compare to the OCZ vertex 3 or agility 3, both of whom have 500-550 mb/s max read (20-25% more) and almost 500 mb/s max write (400% more)?

am i missing something?
You're missing real benchmarks. Forget marketing bs.

http://www.overclock.net/ssd/658949-...ch-thread.html
post #9 of 34
120 GB OCZ Vertex 2 for $160 shipped from egg or Solid 3 for same after rebate.

Your HAF 912 has a spot for SSDs, and OCZ also includes a nice looking bracket if you want to mount it in a drive bay.
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post #10 of 34
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Originally Posted by danik05 View Post
read: up to 415 mb/s
write: up to 95 mb/s

how does that even compare to the OCZ vertex 3 or agility 3, both of whom have 500-550 mb/s max read (20-25% more) and almost 500 mb/s max write (400% more)?

am i missing something?
Yeah, you're missing the fact that any drive using the Sandforce 2281 controller is a crapshoot as to whether you'll have problems with it.

Since he has a p67 chipset, stay away from the sandforce based drives.
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