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With income tax right around the corner I'd like an upgrade that will last a while. So I thought about an SSD... I love when things are snappy and god forbid windows hangs..... I'd sacrifice a chicken to get things to be instant.

So the budget is up to $200. Uses would be general web browsing and gaming. I plan to load maybe 20gb of games onto it and the rest windows, applications and whatnot.

If you had only $200 to spend on an SSD what would YOU get to get the most bang out of your buck?

Edit: Sig there is up to date.
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128gb crucial c300... best you can get right now. do it.
    
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That's $100 over budget, also I don't have 6Gb/s ports . Only 3Gb/s.
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post #4 of 21
My sig rig SSD is a great one. People highly recommended it and for good reason, I have had it for quite a while and no performance drop whatsoever. Though your budget is tight, so I would go with the 64GB revision.....

EDIT: Crap saw that you don't have 6GB/s ports, hmm I don't know what interface this has but maybe it is 3GB/s. People see to like it.....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820147062
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post #5 of 21
Why not find what price you can get a 64GB C300 for. You don't need SATA 6GB/s. It will still perform wonderfully on a SATA 3GB/s port
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If I push the budget and get that 128GB Crucial C300, will the performance be much worse than if I had a board with SATA 3 ports?

Also I see on newegg they sell SATA 3 controller cards at a decent price. What do you guys think?
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OCZ 60GB Vertex 2E?
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post #8 of 21
The SSD is going to be very fast no matter what port you plug it into. If you want to drool over benchmarks, buy the SATA 3 controller. If you want to save money and be smart about it, then just plug it in the SATA 2. Simple as that.
    
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post #9 of 21
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So far still leaning towards the Crucial C300 and the SATA 3 controller card. I really want it as snappy as possible =/.
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post #10 of 21

Check this one out, $160 90gb of space and sandforce controller:

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