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I think that I'm going to go with an SSD this time because I was hoping for a performance gain from this upgrade. I think I'll most definitely have to go with the PSU next upgrade though.
Yay for you!
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+1 for Ssd
    
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post #13 of 19
SSD get a 128 gb C 300 for around 230 shipped

best $$ i have ever SPENT!
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SSD get a 128 gb C 300 for around 230 shipped

best $$ i have ever SPENT!
+1

SSD (besides 1080p monitor) has been the best upgrade for my PC yet!
Edited by DonkeyShowisaNoNo - 1/28/11 at 3:35pm
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The extra 38GB of the C300 would be nice, but how does it compare to the OCZ Vertex 2 90GB when they are both using a SATA 3.0Gb/s interface? Would the C300 or the Vertex 2 be faster?

Or should I just spend the extra money so that when I do upgrade to a rig with SATA 6.0Gb/s, I'll already have an SSD that can utilize it?

I can definitely get by with just 90GB, so this decision is going to be based on speed/performance...not capacity.

Is this the C300 you guys are talking about? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148348

The C300 has a Marvell controller correct? I thought a Sandforce controller like the Sandforce 1222 in the Vertex 2 was the best?
Edited by Dark Volker - 1/29/11 at 8:01am
   
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post #16 of 19
You can get a Corsair Nova for 80 bucks.


leaving you 100 bucks for a nice PSU.


Antec TP-N anyone?
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You can get a Corsair Nova for 80 bucks.


leaving you 100 bucks for a nice PSU.


Antec TP-N anyone?
I think I've decided to stick with my current PSU until I either upgrade to 1366 i7 or to a more powerful single GPU. And when I do get a PSU, I think I've got my mind set on getting a 750HX.

If I get an SSD, I want it to be the best there is while being at least 90GB. I have $200 to spend, but I could probably pull together a little extra cash if needed.
   
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post #18 of 19
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I think I've decided to stick with my current PSU until I either upgrade to 1366 i7 or to a more powerful single GPU. And when I do get a PSU, I think I've got my mind set on getting a 750HX.

If I get an SSD, I want it to be the best there is while being at least 90GB. I have $200 to spend, but I could probably pull together a little extra cash if needed.
I got the 128gb version and quite honestly I am already running out of room.... lol. I have to uninstall a game any time I want to load something new! WoW takes almost 35 gigs though... so that and Windows 7 are the main culprits.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148348
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post #19 of 19
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Do you think the C300 you have would outperform an OCZ Vertex 2 120GB?

Don't take support for SATA 6.0Gb/s into consideration for your answer.
   
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