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Ok guys, so I just upgraded my rig to my sig

And I was wondering what I could do with $200 to help my rig.

I currently have 5GB of PC2-6400 2x2GB of Patriot Viper II 4-4-4-12 at 2.1v and 1 x 1GB of Patriot 4-4-4-12 at 2.2v.

I was thinking of adding another kit of Patriot Viper II's (2x2GB) for 8GB total and I'll scratch my 1GB stick.

With the leftovers, i'll have $100 left, that I was thinking using to buy an SSD used from OCN.

What do you think? How much space could I afford with $100 dollar budget?

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for 100 you will get 40-60gbs of SSD space. And that will prolly not be on a sandforce controller.
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You are fine with the ram. I would buy a better case and a Samsung F3 500GB/1TB HD.

HD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-181-_-Product

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Edited by Ragsters - 12/20/10 at 8:50pm
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Stick with the 2x2GB u have, ditch the 1GB stick, spend all $200 on a very nice 120GBish SSD. Don't waste your coin on a sub $100 SSD.
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If I were you I would consider upgrading the HDD. 120 GB seems a little small to me. I'm coming close to filling the terabyte of space on my desktop right now actually. Need to get a new drive after Christmas. Anyway, I would look at getting a larger capacity drive and possibly a SSD to boot off of and for a few common applications.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hydraulic View Post
for 100 you will get 40-60gbs of SSD space. And that will prolly not be on a sandforce controller.
Right, I guess I should spend it all on a bigger size SSD then

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ragsters View Post
You are fine with the ram. I would buy a better case and a Samsung F3 500GB/1TB HD.

HD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-181-_-Product

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146067
So you'd actually recommend the Samsung Springpoint F3 1TB over a 120GB SSD? i know you linked to a 500GB but I would go with a 1TB drive if I were to upgrade.

Also I think that case is fugly lmao.

I have a cooler master HAF but it doesn't fit on my Desk at all, (I have it sitting right beside my mouse pad)

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Originally Posted by TheCh3F View Post
Stick with the 2x2GB u have, ditch the 1GB stick, spend all $200 on a very nice 120GBish SSD. Don't waste your coin on a sub $100 SSD.
Oh ok thank you. I will most likely do that then

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Originally Posted by ibfreeekout View Post
If I were you I would consider upgrading the HDD. 120 GB seems a little small to me. I'm coming close to filling the terabyte of space on my desktop right now actually. Need to get a new drive after Christmas. Anyway, I would look at getting a larger capacity drive and possibly a SSD to boot off of and for a few common applications.
Yeah, you seem to be with the general consensus as for getting a larger HDD, or an SSD.

Jam3s

EDIT: So now I have a decision: 120GB SSD or 1TB Springpoint F3?
Edited by jam3s - 12/20/10 at 9:00pm
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Guys?
If it were me, I would go with the 1TB drive. I think that will suit you better right now since you only have 120 GB of storage space. The SSD is nice because of almost zero access times and awesome read/write speeds, but not always necessary. Just my thought on it though.
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If it were me, I would go with the 1TB drive. I think that will suit you better right now since you only have 120 GB of storage space. The SSD is nice because of almost zero access times and awesome read/write speeds, but not always necessary. Just my thought on it though.
thank you, looks like i'll go with a 1TB drive, and i'll add more RAM as well

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thank you, looks like i'll go with a 1TB drive, and i'll add more RAM as well

Jam3s
No problem. Also, when you get the RAM, make sure it's the same as what you currently have. When I saw that you are using 5 GB's of RAM I was like 'wut?' Anyway, good luck on your purchase and with the new drive.
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