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What ssd Should i get?

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Ok so my system is like this so far:
EVGA E757 X58 SLI LE 1366 Motherboard
Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.4-4GHz
9GB DDR3 1600 mhz
XFX Ati 5870
Corsair CMPSU-750TX
(more detailed info in sig)

My current HDD setup is as follows:
I have 2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 Series Model ST3500418AS 500GB SataII drives: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148395
As you can see some of the reviews leave a little left to be desired (many drives are reported as failing) but you can't beat $50 for a 500GB drive and they are pretty fast, and i have 2 more of the same drive model in my old pc and all 4 of them have worked just fine from day 1 (the oldest is about 1 3/4 yr old)

I have both of the drives partitioned, with my primary OS drive as a 100GB partition on the main drive and 2 other partitions dividing the remaining space, and the second drive is partitioned into two equal drives as well. I realize now that having other partitions on the main drive other than the OS drive can and indeed will slow it down, and i don't want to reformat my whole system.

one Easy solution would be to simply copy my OS partition to an SSD, and then i would be flying. However it is going to be a little while before i can get an SSD so i want to get plenty of input on what i should shoot for before i can and do bite the bullet.

I would like to, as much as possible, be able to get a 3.5" drive, but for reasons i cant understand, there aren't very many manufactured to that form factor
(more area means drives don't have to be as dense, and therefore cheaper and PC enthusiasts like us WOULD BUY).

Here are some i was looking at:
OCZ 90GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227601
OCZ 120GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227593

Thanks in advance for the tips
-Nemesis158
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-359-_-Product
or this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148362
Edited by jdcrispe95 - 1/20/11 at 1:20am
    
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I would definitely like something of that size, but those are a bit outside my price range. (im thinking $200 max atm) but who knows those might come down by the time i can get one......
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
160GB 5,400RPM 2.5" Windows XP Professional SP3 LED (Non-gloss) 1024x600 intergrated 
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Well i just ordered myself a Patriot Inferno 60Gb today from newegg.
There was a little snafu on prices at the time.
While i was thinking about it, the drive was in my cart at $129
I then went to log in (after i had made the decision to buy) to find that the drive had gone up in price to $139,
BUT the Drive listing pages showed the drive as being $119.
So i ended up getting into newegg's live customer service chat and they said they would credit me the $20 difference, so i got it for $119
needles to say after i did this the price on the drive listing was fixed to $139

Will probably get here on wednesday. now to decide if i want to reformat everything or just swap.......
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I'm also trying to decide on either the Crucial c300 or the Patriot Inferno.

I don't know what happened with the prices. I was kind of surprised they raised the price of the Inferno to $139, since Amazon still has it for $129.
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