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Are there preparations I need to do to a new SSD before building new rig?

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Like the title says, should I throw the samsung 830 into my current system to do any preparations for the new rig? I have all the new components accept for the 3770k I plan to get when they are available. Are SATA cables all the same or is there a difference for II or III? This is my first build with a SSD and just want to maximize the benefits. My current system has served me well for longer than I would have anticipated, but I am pretty excited to get this new one built.
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Samsung burner H100 Win 10 Asus 24 in 
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No difference b/w sata cables. Set the SATA mode to AHCI or RAID mode.

Follow this guide for install: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds

Info on SSDs and more: http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread
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i7-6700K Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 Gigabyte GTX 960 WindForce 2X OC G.SKILL Ripjaws V  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1050GB Crucial MX300 1050GB Crucial MX300 960GB OCZ RD400 1TB Micron M600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1TB WD Blue Noctua NH-U12S Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit BenQ GW2765HT 
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BenQ GW2765HT FUNC KB-460 Corsair RM650 Fractal Design R5 
Mouse
Logitec G500 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon L5520 Intel Xeon L5520 SuperMicro X8DTi-F 48GB Nanya 1066MHz ECC RDIMM 
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2TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3  3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300 Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 
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Great thanks, I looked over your guide briefly last week, but figured I would get some thoughts as well. I will be sure to use it when I boot up for the first time. Thanks.
Edited by Jpope - 4/23/12 at 7:30pm
3570k
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
3570k @ 4.6GHz P67 Sabertooth Asus DirectCU ii OC GTX780 Sparkle GTX460 2 GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
8 GB Corsair vengeance Low Voltage @ 1866 Samsung 830 64gb Samsung 840 Pro 128gb a few terebytes of HDDs 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung burner H100 Win 10 Asus 24 in 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
MAG 17 in CM Storm Quickfire TK XFX 750 black Edition INWIN Ironclad  
MouseMouse PadAudio
G400s CMStorm Weapon of Choice Grado SR80i 
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3570k @ 4.6GHz P67 Sabertooth Asus DirectCU ii OC GTX780 Sparkle GTX460 2 GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
8 GB Corsair vengeance Low Voltage @ 1866 Samsung 830 64gb Samsung 840 Pro 128gb a few terebytes of HDDs 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung burner H100 Win 10 Asus 24 in 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
MAG 17 in CM Storm Quickfire TK XFX 750 black Edition INWIN Ironclad  
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G400s CMStorm Weapon of Choice Grado SR80i 
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