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I recommend a relatively cheap 240/250/256 GB SSD. SanDisk, Samsung, and possibly some others typically sell for $160-180. It's a bit pricey compared to the smaller drives, but 10 AAA games in my Steam folder sucked up 100 GB for me. Fallout: New Vegas with all DLC, GTA IV and Episodes from Liberty City, both Portals, first two Bioshocks, and some others. You'll be screaming for space with the smaller drive in a short time.
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I bought a Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive for 149.99 this morning. A new drive not a refurb or used drive.

I was trying to go for a 120 gb drive but all the deals were about 95-100 with shipping.

I really wanted to go mushkin due to made in the usa and I like Micron chips.

I think I did good a $149.99 for a new 250gb 840 series drive. My brother got a free 256gb samsung pro from work. Must be good to work in the IT field. I just get to blow things up so I guess there is a good trade off.
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Samsung 840... good chioce!, it has very good reviews!
Enjoy your new toys!
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I bought a Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive for 149.99 this morning. A new drive not a refurb or used drive.

Nice! That's a great drive to get too, especially at that price. The bigger SSDs get, the closer their write speeds get to their read speeds. For $20-30 more you essentially doubled the capacity while keeping the same effective real-world performance of the fastest 120/8 GB drives. I'm slightly jealous honestly.
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If you get windows 8 or plan to upgrade windows when they release their next OS I would go with a SSD. If you plan to stick with win7 just get the extra space. I have a 840pro running windows 8 and it takes <10seconds to boot windows... you wont regret it!
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