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post #21 of 45
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I chose to go with the intel 520 60GB it should be enough for what I want on it going to run it in sata 3. also grabbed a extra fan as well thumb.gif

Cant wait to try it out I built my pc not to long ago and was impressed with it but boot times file transfers loading programs ect wer just not that great.

Thank you for everyone's help in deciding
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Hey... dont forget to have fun thumb.gif
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post #24 of 45
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Samsung 830 100% for beastness.
However, the 120GB Force 3, though it does not perform as well, is a better deal capacity wise.

This, if it was a 128GB Samsung for say $10-$20 more I'd say grab that for sure.. But seriously I made that mistake and I'm now stuck with a 64GB Crucial M4 which isn't so bad but I could have gotten a 128GB Sandisk for $10 more.
 
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post #25 of 45
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Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post

This, if it was a 128GB Samsung for say $10-$20 more I'd say grab that for sure.. But seriously I made that mistake and I'm now stuck with a 64GB Crucial M4 which isn't so bad but I could have gotten a 128GB Sandisk for $10 more.

Tbh, yeah, spend the extra few bucks and get the Samsung 830 @ NZ$149 at Computer Lounge.
post #26 of 45
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60GB will do for now If i need more room ill add another 60GB drive
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post #27 of 45
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I installed the ssd today and completed a fresh install of windows and put a few applications on I haven’t had a chance to really test it but it is amazing faster than I thought it would be im very happy with it. Unfortunately when I ordered it i ordered a fan aswel a cooler master stickle flow and it makes a terrible high pitch noise installed in the side of my fan ( I have bad luck with loud fans)

I think I Will definitely want more ssd space in the future they are amazing. (I will prob raid 2-4 of them)

Thank you to every one who helped witht he decision
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post #28 of 45
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Originally Posted by ipv89 View Post

I installed the ssd today and completed a fresh install of windows and put a few applications on I haven’t had a chance to really test it but it is amazing faster than I thought it would be im very happy with it. Unfortunately when I ordered it i ordered a fan aswel a cooler master stickle flow and it makes a terrible high pitch noise installed in the side of my fan ( I have bad luck with loud fans)
I think I Will definitely want more ssd space in the future they are amazing. (I will prob raid 2-4 of them)
Thank you to every one who helped witht he decision

Sounds good! 64GB is fine if you tweak Windows 7 and don't put games/big programs like Vegas/Photoshop etc on there. Even then 64GB is okay.
How much RAM do you have? You can turn hibernate off and then that'll save you that amount of space, like I've got 16GB and I turned hibernation off and I gained an extra 16GB of space and you generally don't hibernate when you have an SSD as turning it off is faster biggrin.gif
 
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post #29 of 45
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Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post

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Originally Posted by ipv89 View Post

I installed the ssd today and completed a fresh install of windows and put a few applications on I haven’t had a chance to really test it but it is amazing faster than I thought it would be im very happy with it. Unfortunately when I ordered it i ordered a fan aswel a cooler master stickle flow and it makes a terrible high pitch noise installed in the side of my fan ( I have bad luck with loud fans)
I think I Will definitely want more ssd space in the future they are amazing. (I will prob raid 2-4 of them)
Thank you to every one who helped witht he decision

Sounds good! 64GB is fine if you tweak Windows 7 and don't put games/big programs like Vegas/Photoshop etc on there. Even then 64GB is okay.
How much RAM do you have? You can turn hibernate off and then that'll save you that amount of space, like I've got 16GB and I turned hibernation off and I gained an extra 16GB of space and you generally don't hibernate when you have an SSD as turning it off is faster biggrin.gif
You should be able to fit all programs on a 64GB drive. I've had adobe master collection, lightroom, M$ Office, Sony vegas, AutoCAD, 3DS Max, Nero 10 suite, VMWare Workstation, and a bunch of other crap installed and had ~30GB/half of my 64GB M4 was empty. No hibernation (who actually uses that? lol) and a 512MB page file on the SSD.
post #30 of 45
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You should be able to fit all programs on a 64GB drive. I've had adobe master collection, lightroom, M$ Office, Sony vegas, AutoCAD, 3DS Max, Nero 10 suite, VMWare Workstation, and a bunch of other crap installed and had ~30GB/half of my 64GB M4 was empty. No hibernation (who actually uses that? lol) and a 512MB page file on the SSD.

Nice, I don't know where mine has all gone but oh well smile.gif
And yeah, hibernation was the biggest saviour of space.. lol tongue.gif
 
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