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4 240 GB Corsair Neutron GTXs (Raid 0) or 1 Intel 520 Series 480 GB

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I'm getting a computer built by Digital Storm. These are their 2 best SSDs they offer. 1 Intel 520 480GB from them equates to ~$900, each GTX 240 GB is roughly ~$250. What would be a better choice out of the two:

1 Intel 520 480GB
4 GTX 240GB (2 sets of Raid 0)

I'll already have a 2TB WD Caviar Black 7200 rpm HDD.

Will there be a huge difference in speed? I heard the intel benchmarks better, but will it be noticeable in the real world?
post #2 of 32
Save ~$800 and just get a single 128GB boot drive. There are very few applications that will appreciably benefit from being on an SSD. For data it's a complete waste.
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I'll probably just go with 2 240s then and add more later if need be
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It worth noting that you will lose TRIM support if you have SSDs in RAID 0.
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No difference real world with RAID 0 unless you like transferring large files around a lot to a similar/equally fast source/destination.

Get a single drive for OS imo. If you do RAID 0 then make sure you always have a backup of your stuff.

Why not save a lot of $ and build your PC your self too? lol
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No difference real world with RAID 0 unless you like transferring large files around a lot to a similar/equally fast source/destination.

Get a single drive for OS imo. If you do RAID 0 then make sure you always have a backup of your stuff.

Why not save a lot of $ and build your PC your self too? lol

Peace of mind, warranty, etc. It's roughly a $6000 in parts build, & it's $1000 more from them & it's completely done, ready to go, no PITA DOA MOBOS etc. Plus, I never built a computer before, so I'd be scared to break something.

So would it be better to just go with a single SSD then?
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So, you're paying roughly $7,000 for a pre-built PC? wth.gif Granted, it is custom, but you could probably save a couple grand by doing it yourself.
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

No difference real world with RAID 0 unless you like transferring large files around a lot to a similar/equally fast source/destination.

Get a single drive for OS imo. If you do RAID 0 then make sure you always have a backup of your stuff.

Why not save a lot of $ and build your PC your self too? lol

Peace of mind, warranty, etc. It's roughly a $6000 in parts build, & it's $1000 more from them & it's completely done, ready to go, no PITA DOA MOBOS etc. Plus, I never built a computer before, so I'd be scared to break something.
In that case I'd definitely build it myself! eek.gif I'd build one cheaper for free lol. There really isn't much to screw up, especially if you read the manual and/or consult someone one here.
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So would it be better to just go with a single SSD then?
I wouldn't get a 480GB drive tho. Up to you if you want the capacity or not. I'd just grab a 256/240GB drive. If you want more capacity then get two and run RAID 0.

What are the specs of the system? X79 or dual SB-E CPUs for that much of course?
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So, you're paying roughly $7,000 for a pre-built PC? wth.gif Granted, it is custom, but you could probably save a couple grand by doing it yourself.

I priced it out on newegg & it was roughly $6000. Plus labor on my part.
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Post your desired specs and we can help you get it built cheaper.
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