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I'm looking to buy a SSD for my sig rig. I'm just going to install Win7 on it and some applications I use regularly. My budget is around £200, what do you guys think is the best SSD I can get for that price?

Any help would be much appreciated
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-125-_-Product
Here ya go, always been a fan of Corsair.
    
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I was looking at the Corsair drives. I'm just wondering if I need 120GB just for windows 7 and some apps. I guess it would be nice to install some games on there too
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You could also try the "HDDBOOST" by Silverstone, really nice if you don't want to choose the drive you install programs to, it uses the SSD as a massive ass cache for the most used files.
    
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Intel X25M 120GB, Vertex 2 100GB or Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB are three good choices around the $200 mark, not sure how much they will be in the UK.

This review of the C300 has most of the SSDs that you would be looking at and their respective benchmarks.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/328...ive/index.html
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Intel X25M 120GB, Vertex 2 100GB or Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB are three good choices around the $200 mark, not sure how much they will be in the UK.

This review of the C300 has most of the SSDs that you would be looking at and their respective benchmarks.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/328...ive/index.html
that intel is like £180 which is about $240-ish

OP theres a guide on OCN to show you how to swap over your current install and frequent apps over, instead of a clean install.
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that intel is like £180 which is about $240-ish

OP theres a guide on OCN to show you how to swap over your current install and frequent apps over, instead of a clean install.
That's cool but I think it's about time for a clean install anyway
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i went for a Corsair as my SSD and its gr8! and for £200 well you could get any of the Corsair Force series (285MB/s Read - 275MB/s Write) up to the 120Gb, i went for the 60Gb at £95 from Ebuyer, Just has my O/s on it and a few other things and everything else uses links to run from my Data drive so the SSD still has room left which will proabably never be filled..... Tbh its exactly the same as the OCZ vertex 2 but i decided Corsair as have used many Corsair products and was the exact same price!
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Check out this one...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233153
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