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my budget is very limited maximum is $145 and im a complete noob when ti comes to SSD the only real thing i know is they are faster than standard mechanical HDD's the only games i plan to put on it is GTA 4 half-life 2 series and crysis 2. I was looking at these 3

Corsair Nova
Intel x25
Plexter

can i get some feedback on these and by all means suggest one that you think is better
thanks
Edited by philhalo66 - 12/31/10 at 3:37pm
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my budget is very limited maximum is $145 and im a complete noob when ti comes to SSD the only real thing i know is they are faster than standard mechanical HDD's the only games i plan to put on it is GTA 4 half-life 2 series and crysis 2. I was looking at these 3

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Plexter

can i get some feedback on these and by all means suggest one that you think is better
thanks
Corsair, but I would get this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-357-_-Product
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will i have any problems running it on sata II?
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will i have any problems running it on sata II?
No, but if you wanted more speed, you could get SATA 3 motherboard, or a PCI to USB 3.0 card.

It has a very agressive garbage collection as well.
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Why are you getting a SSD for a games drive anyway if you're so limited on budget? Makes no sense to me.
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No, but if you wanted more speed, you could get SATA 3 motherboard, or a PCI to USB 3.0 card.

It has a very agressive garbage collection as well.
hmm ill stick with this mobo for now if i decide to get the SSD still deciding on mobo or SSD
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Why are you getting a SSD for a games drive anyway if you're so limited on budget? Makes no sense to me.
the ground texture disappears in GTA 4 when i race through city very irritating to me.
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Yeah I have to agree with pioneer, I am currently running all my games and OS on a 250 GB SSD, you might as well get a Barracuda XT 2 TB 64 MB cache, it will load your games fine, but if your still onto getting a SSD I would say the C300. Its much better than the ones you posted speed wise.

PS I would get the mobo.


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the ground texture disappears in GTA 4 when i race through city very irritating to me.
I think thats a GTA IV thing, you need to increase draw distance.
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Yeah I have to agree with pioneer, I am currently running all my games and OS on a 250 GB SSD, you might as well get a Barracuda XT 2 TB 64 MB cache, it will load your games fine, but if your still onto getting a SSD I would say the C300. Its much better than the ones you posted speed wise.

PS I would get the mobo.
any particular reason? im not going DDR3 or anything major just getting one for SLI so when i get my GTX 260's later this year i wont need to wait 3 days
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Yeah I have to agree with pioneer, I am currently running all my games and OS on a 250 GB SSD, you might as well get a Barracuda XT 2 TB 64 MB cache, it will load your games fine, but if your still onto getting a SSD I would say the C300. Its much better than the ones you posted speed wise.

PS I would get the mobo.




I think thats a GTA IV thing, you need to increase draw distance.
really? i never thought of that
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any particular reason? im not going DDR3 or anything major just getting one for SLI so when i get my GTX 260's later this year i wont need to wait 3 days
Not really, just not a fan of Elite Group mobos. I could pick up a better board overclock a lot more and give yourself a good amount more of frames in those games.
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