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after paying the tax man his 5 pounds of flesh i need something to look forward to. looked in my paypal and i have $90 from selling mtg cards on ebay and the upgrade of an ssd has never sounded better biggrin.gif I looked thru sean's ssd guides and what not and found a great starting point. Looking for opinions on what you guys think the best bang for the buck is. Im after a min 120/128gb drive but am willing to spend a little more (up to ~$150 max) if i can get a bigger/better drive. Below is the list of links in order of what i think seems to to be the best bang for the buck but feel free to chip in

1 - Samsung 840 EVO 250gb
2 - Samsung 840 PRO 128gb
3 - Corsair Neutron GTX 128gb
4 - Sandisk Extreme II 120gb
5 - Sandisk Ultra Plus 128gb

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Option 2!
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Option 2!

Hello Brad smile.gif

What's wrong with option 1? The - Samsung 840 EVO 250GB.
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wave2.gif ACHILEE5

I would forget option 4 an 5

I agree, option 1.. it is the best value as in GB / $$ over option 2 and 3 and the EVO is still a pretty decent and reliable SSD. If you dont want 250Gb, option 2 then would be the best IMO

Plextor M5P is another great SSD too and well worth a look at smile.gif
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post #5 of 27
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Hello Brad smile.gif

What's wrong with option 1? The - Samsung 840 EVO 250GB.

I agree. Or almost any 250GB SSD for $151 is ridonkulous.
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post #6 of 27
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Ya the 250gb evo seems like the best bang for the buck. Gonna sleep on it and order tomorrow smile.gif
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post #7 of 27
Don't sleep on it do it now.

HA just look at your sig rig. Interesting configuration, Mine is pretty much the same thing. I even used to have an h50 in push pull.

It would be interesting to see what kind of read/write results you get with an SSD vs a 3 HDD raid 0.
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if you are on newegg emails 48 hour sale Samsung 840 EVO 240 GB is $140 shipped. Drive is often at this price. Also watch amazon pricing (Samsung 840 EVO, Crucial M500, Seagate 600, Sandisk Ultra Plus).
TigerDirect has been having 240 GB SSDs on sale for $100 after rebate, if that appeals.
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if you are on newegg emails 48 hour sale Samsung 840 EVO 240 GB is $140 shipped. Drive is often at this price. Also watch amazon pricing (Samsung 840 EVO, Crucial M500, Seagate 600, Sandisk Ultra Plus).
TigerDirect has been having 240 GB SSDs on sale for $100 after rebate, if that appeals.

Just ordered the evo 250gb from newegg w/ the coupon. +rep
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