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What would be the best SSD for gaming purposes, specifically BF3. Im looking for a 120-128GB SSD for a new gaming build. At the moment im interested in the Samsung 840 Pro. What do you think the best SSD for gaming is?
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Any.... Quite seriously.

Corsair, Intel, OCZ, Samsung, pick one that's SATA III and go nuts.

The Samsung 840 Pro would be perfect.
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The Samsung 840 will do just fine. You can get Intel 520 or Crucial m4. I'm using a Kingston HyperX 120 GB and it's fast enough for me
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What L D4WG said, I'd go with a Samsung 840 or 840 Pro.
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does ssd help in gaming? loading maybe.
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So the difference between the 840 and 840 pro as far as im aware is the write speed. So while gaming i would assume read speed is what is important? So i wouldn't get much benefit for going the "pro
" route? Just looking for the cheapest of the best options. Im looking at Crucial, intel, samsung, and plextor at the moment, but kingstone HyperX looks just fine as well.
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does ssd help in gaming? loading maybe.
Yeah load time + it will odv. be my OS boot drive. biggrin.gif Not to familiar with SSD's so i just want some feedback before i pull the trigger on any.
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So the difference between the 840 and 840 pro as far as im aware is the write speed. So while gaming i would assume read speed is what is important? So i wouldn't get much benefit for going the "pro
" route? Just looking for the cheapest of the best options. Im looking at Crucial, intel, samsung, and plextor at the moment, but kingstone HyperX looks just fine as well.

If you need the extra write speed no reason not to get it. Definitely go with Samsung though, they're one of the only NAND manufacturers that build their SSD from the ground up. Not sure if it's true or not, but I've heard that they keep the best quality NAND for themselves for their products.
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The 840 pro is stupid fast in both read/write. Highly recommend. You can't lose biggrin.gif

You will see an insane increase in both read and writes, especially if you are coming from a platter drive. Loads a game in seconds, no more waiting biggrin.gif

And last but not least boot up times, well lets just say once you hit the power button it takes about 13-17 seconds on average.
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So the difference between the 840 and 840 pro as far as im aware is the write speed. So while gaming i would assume read speed is what is important? So i wouldn't get much benefit for going the "pro
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Pretty much any recent 120GB SSD will have similar read speed, the write speed is the major difference.

If I had to pick one model for your purposes, I'd just get the Samsung 840 (non-Pro) since it can usually be found for < $100 and has that "Magician" management utility.
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