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I would look for a Samsung 830:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147137
That is neweggs, but you can find them on sale as low as $70 or $80 quite often. TigerDirect has it for about $100.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2318704&CatId=5300
The Seagate hdd linked above is the one that I was talking about--It used to cost $100 but it's gotten nice and cheap it seems. If you want killed SSD deals, keep an eye on the online deals forum in the weeks running up to Christmas. Good stuff always pops up.
Is the Intel better then the Kingston HyperX if so how?
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As far as I know, try to get ssd where the brand actually manufacture the item itself therefore the software support will always be there
samsung and intel are one of the best out there; I've also heard good thing with crucial , my corsair force series died just after 8 months which is frustrating (really have bad experience with sandforce SSD! avoid them!)
I bought an OCZ vertex 4 which is amazing, their software support also amazing but I've heard that they are not doing great financially therefore if the company bankrupt than the software support would also stop frown.gif
Edited by jokrik - 12/5/12 at 10:41pm
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As far as I know, try to get ssd where the brand actually manufacture the item itself therefore the software support will always be there
samsung and intel are one of the best out there; I've also heard good thing with crucial , my corsair force series died just after 8 months which is frustrating (really have bad experience with sandforce SSD! avoid them!)
I bought an OCZ vertex 4 which is amazing, their software support also amazing but I've heard that they are not doing great financially therefore if the company bankrupt than the software support would also stop frown.gif
So I should try and go for intel?
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If you need a new HDD for speed then get an SSD instead, I would recommend this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239379

If you need a new HDD for more space then get this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

imo the PSU seems fine to me. If you plan on getting a new CPU or GPU though then you'll have to upgrade.
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So I should try and go for intel?
IMHO get either samsung (830/840) /intel (520)/corsair (neutron series)
look at the price in $/GB, different country has different $/GB for each brand for example in my country corsair is the cheapest between those three but its different story in the US/Canada
you should be fine , as far as I know ssd has a limitation of 70-75% storage optimisation, if you put more storage than that It would slow the hell out of them so choose the capacity carefully
besides most ssd has different write/read speed for each of their capacatiy
ie. ocz vertex 4 256gb is faster in write/read comparte to their 128gb version
you might want to consider those too
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Intel and Samsung 830 drives (as well as the Crucial M4) are the most reliable drives in the industry. I would stick with those, but it is very possible that there are exceptions that I am unaware of.
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I've had my Intel drive for over a year and it has been flawless
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A computer upgrade would be nice, but.... you sure you don't want something like a tablet?

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A computer upgrade would be nice, but.... you sure you don't want something like a tablet?

Don't need one smile.gif got an IPad and an iPhone looking for a nice upgrade wink.gif
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239045 iI don't know much about SSD's is this a decent choice?

yes
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