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So one of my friends who is a computer expert/geek (really helpful) told me to get a Z68 board and an SSD. He told me that the SRT Technology will really speed up my HDD and is worth the extra ~200.

Is it really worth that much? I don't really need an SSD other than for the SRT Technology, and I could pay a little less than for the Z68 boards.
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If you have a small SSD of 60GB or less, then I think It's worth to SRT it to you Main HDD. It does indeed speed it up quite significantly, almost up to SSD levels.

Intel 311 Larson Creek SRT review

This gives a good idea of the performance increase.

If you have or plan to get a drive greater than 60GB, I'd just install the OS on the SSD instead. The biggest downfall of SRT is that only the programs you use most often will be accelerated since it's files will be the ones in the cache.

Also, If I remember correctly, SandForce drives are not good for SSD caching.
     
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If you have a small SSD of 60GB or less, then I think It's worth to SRT it to you Main HDD. It does indeed speed it up quite significantly, almost up to SSD levels.

Intel 311 Larson Creek SRT review

This gives a good idea of the performance increase.

If you have or plan to get a drive greater than 60GB, I'd just install the OS on the SSD instead. The biggest downfall of SRT is that only the programs you use most often will be accelerated since it's files will be the ones in the cache.

Also, If I remember correctly, SandForce drives are not good for SSD caching.
Couldn't I just install Windows on a 64GB SSD?
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You could also partition the SSD
Say like 30gb for OS drive and the other 30gb for cache
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