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post #1 of 26
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Hello fellow enthusiasts,

I will be upgrading in the spring (some of you may have seen me around and know this). I want to grab an mSATA SSD or SSD as I will be grabbing the Z77 Extreme6 motherboard from ASRock. Right now all I have in my system is a Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM and a Toshiba 320GB 5400RPM, from my old laptop.

I use my computer for practically everything from Gaming, Digital Graphics, and 3D Modeling. Should I worry about running an mSATA SSD or just run a full 2.5" SSD. I would like your recommendations on either an SSD or an mSATA SSD, and why you would choose that.

-JRuxGaming
post #2 of 26
Why would you get a mSATA SSD in the first palce?

Recommendations: http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread#user_SeansrecommendedSSDs
post #3 of 26
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Thank you for the link. The only reason is the motherboard has an mSATA slot on-board.
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Thank you for the link. The only reason is the motherboard has an mSATA slot on-board.
Oh, I was wondering if it did have a slot for it, I I looked and didn't see that. lol.

I'd still rather a normal 2.5" SSD because it is going to be cheaper. Just wait for sales. smile.gif
post #5 of 26
Just wondering, are you going to be using the SSD for anything specific or just general storage?
post #6 of 26
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Oh, I was wondering if it did have a slot for it, I I looked and didn't see that. lol.
I'd still rather a normal 2.5" SSD because it is going to be cheaper. Just wait for sales. smile.gif
Thanks. I will do that. I decided on the Corsair Force Series GT 180GB.
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Just wondering, are you going to be using the SSD for anything specific or just general storage?
As I said above gaming, graphics, and 3D modeling. I am a PC Gamer. I am a freelance graphics designer, web designer, and do 3D modeling in my spare time. I have a total of 10 games installed (A total of 30+ altogether) on my 500GB HDD along with Adobe CS6 Master Collection, Autodesk Products (3DS Max, Mudbox, Sketchbook, and AutoCAD), and the game clients (Steam, Origin, Games for Windows Live, and Raptr) of course. Of course you can't forget all of the resources I use for my Graphics.
post #7 of 26
You definitely want to make sure that your mSATA is a 6Gbps capable, I would just buy a 2.5" SSD. Did you know that by the time your ready to upgrade to Z77 Haswell will be out on or about the Q2?
post #8 of 26
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You definitely want to make sure that your mSATA is a 6Gbps capable, I would just buy a 2.5" SSD. Did you know that by the time your ready to upgrade to Z77 Haswell will be out on or about the Q2?
It will be February-March that I will be doing to the upgrading. I honestly don't want to wait until June to upgrade to a Haswell. I feel that there is too much hype for the Haswell to be worth waiting that long. If you look in my signature you will see what I have now. It is definitely slower compared to my laptop, that I happen to use more at the moment. Before you try, no I don't want to stay with AMD CPU's; I am quite happy with the Ivy Bridge in my laptop which seems to have an edge. I probably won't look, if at all, until Spring 2014, and by then the next line of CPU's will be coming out.

Along with the Motherboard and SSD, I will be upgrading to the 3770K with the Corsair H100i ( I have already heard many good things for.). Sadly, I heard the thermal compound they have applied to the H100i isn't the greatest and there is quite the temperature difference by applying Arctic Silver 5. With that being said I am going to get Coollab Liquid Ultra.
post #9 of 26
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It will be February-March that I will be doing to the upgrading. I honestly don't want to wait until June to upgrade to a Haswell. I feel that there is too much hype for the Haswell to be worth waiting that long. If you look in my signature you will see what I have now. It is definitely slower compared to my laptop, that I happen to use more at the moment. Before you try, no I don't want to stay with AMD CPU's; I am quite happy with the Ivy Bridge in my laptop which seems to have an edge. I probably won't look, if at all, until Spring 2014, and by then the next line of CPU's will be coming out.
Along with the Motherboard and SSD, I will be upgrading to the 3770K with the Corsair H100i ( I have already heard many good things for.). Sadly, I heard the thermal compound they have applied to the H100i isn't the greatest and there is quite the temperature difference by applying Arctic Silver 5. With that being said I am going to get Coollab Liquid Ultra.

I know how it feels to be the one with an aging system, I came from a Core 2 E6600! CL Ultra is some pretty good TIM, do you plan on delidding your 3770K?
post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Oh, I was wondering if it did have a slot for it, I I looked and didn't see that. lol.
I'd still rather a normal 2.5" SSD because it is going to be cheaper. Just wait for sales. smile.gif
Thanks. I will do that. I decided on the Corsair Force Series GT 180GB.
That is a ripoff dont do it! You can get 256GB drives for ~140-160.
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