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New rig, can't make up my mind for SSDs

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Hello fellow OCNers,

I'm in a bit of a bind and hope you can help me figure things out.
I'm about to build a new rig but I can't decide which storage setup I wanna go with.

  • Samsung 840 Pro 128GB for OS + Samsung 840 EVO 1TB for Games+Data (All "My Docs" and other such folders on the EVO)
  • Samsung 840 Pro 256GB for OS + 2x Samsung 840 EVO 512GB in RAID0 for Games+Data (All "My Docs" and other such folders on the Pro)
  • Samsung 840 EVO 250GB for OS + Samsung 840 EVO 1TB for Games+Data (All "My Docs" and other such folders on the OS drive)

Price is not really a factor though I'm not too kind spending an extra 300€ going for 2x 840 Pro 512GB in RAID0 for my Games+Data when I could use that money for other purposes.
Main use of the rig will be gaming when I'm home and folding when I'm at work (haven't folded in a very long time mind you but would like to get back into it as I'm sure I'll find all the help I need here on OCN).
I also do quite a bunch of video editing (As I love to make videos of the games I play), but got myself a 2TB WD Caviar Black for storing raws prior to editing in my current rig that'll go in this one.

Thanks in advance
post #2 of 6
Of the choices presented I would go with option 3. You can't lose really with either drive bud. I have both the pro's and evo and they work well together, no issues.
post #3 of 6
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I'd like the input of a few more people please if that's possible
post #4 of 6
I would go for option 3
post #5 of 6
Option 3

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Ok, guess I'll go with that one then smile.gif

Thanks guys
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