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post #31 of 64
im telling you one more time. the upcomming ssds will be having a greatly improved price per 1gb. so even for that is worth to wait.
post #32 of 64
yes, they're going to be cheaper per GB, but overall, you are not going to find a better way to make your system feel faster than a SSD, so I would recommend getting one. I have 2. a 100GB Vertex SE, and 256GB C300. Both are a huge improvement over everything else I have used.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by prznar1;12179561 
im telling you one more time. the upcomming ssds will be having a greatly improved price per 1gb. so even for that is worth to wait.

Yeah, but the same could have been said a year ago about the 5xxx's. Cheaper than ball now...
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rofl. so the 5k was not better then the 4k? at any point? XD
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Originally Posted by Track;12178388 
You still have a 680i with a Dual-core conroe.

You're not really going to get a worthwhile performance boost until you buy a new computer.

Spending 200$ on an SSD? Wasteful.

+1. Pocket that $200 and save it for a new build. You can sell a lot of your parts for a good sum and you could be looking at a new Sandy Bridge build on the cheap.
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Speaking as another E8400 and nForce user, going from a Caviar Black to an SSD has been great. If you can't wait then SSD would be the best upgrade. I faced a situation similar to yours during the holiday and after a month of use I don't regret my decision. My system which is much like yours isn't the latest and greatest anymore but I can still click on any application I have and literally have it load instantly.
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Says the guys with the i7 SandyBridge and a GTX590. tongue.gif

If he has a GTX 590 and a VERTEX 3, then i'm running 3 GTX 680's in Tri-Sli:rolleyes:
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post #38 of 64
Thread Starter 
So which SSD should I get? The Vertex 2 is better than the Agility 2 right?

OCZ Vertex 2 90GB= $199.99+$1.99 S&H
OCZ Vertex 2 100GB= $219.99+$2.99 S&H
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB= $229.99+Free S&H

What are the differences between these 2? They seem to be the same thing to me.

Crucial C300 128GB= $264.99+Free S&H
Crucial C300 128GB= $289.99+$2.99 S&H

OCZ=Sandforce 1222 controller
C300=Marvell controller

I've always been told that the best SSD controller is Sandforce, so shouldn't I stick with the OCZ Vertex 2?

Which one of these would perform the best on my current sig rig with SATA 3.0Gb/s?

I'm thinking that the C300 wouldn't perform as well as the Vertex 2 running at SATA 3.0Gb/s, but it might be nice to have an SSD that can run SATA 6.0Gb/s for when I do upgrade my rig.

I'm just torn between these choices and I'd rather not spend much more than $200. I can afford to buy any of the 3 OCZ SSDs I listed above. Are there any differences between them other than the capacity in GB? Are the performances of all 3 the same?

The only reason I would get the C300 is because it supports SATA 6.0Gb/s for future upgrades. But I'm thinking that the Vertex 2 is faster than the C300 @ SATA 3.0Gb/s.
Edited by Dark Volker - 1/29/11 at 9:21am
   
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post #39 of 64
vertex cannot be faster to the c300 on sata II. c300 will just hit the limit of sataII, this is something that vertex cannot do. grab two 64gb 300 and you will be set smile.gif however its way above the budget so im sugesting you to go with pair of those two
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233124
its pretty much same ssd as vertex. same sandforce controller wink.gif just a minor details is the difference.

also be aware that your mobo chips will somehow limit the ssds. those are made in times when ssd was just a dream. i dont know how the nvidia chipset could react on those speeds. yet still its all based on sata standard but i saw rly strange things when it was comming to put ssd to old chipset. lol
Edited by prznar1 - 1/29/11 at 9:48am
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Newegg has the Corsair F120 for $175 after rebate today and tomorrow. It has a SF-1200 controller too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233125
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