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Originally Posted by desastrux View Post
Well im going to get the i7-950 because i can get it from microcenter for 199.99. also i believe the HAF 942 and 932 are big enough for the Noctua NH-D14, but if anyone tried this and it didnt work let me know. As for the SSD, I just dont know how big of one to get or which SSD to get.
If you're not waiting for the SATA III drives from the likes of Corsair, OCZ, Crucial and so on, there are plenty of SATA II options. The Corsair F series has proved fast and reliable so far (these come in a wide range of sizes: 40GB, 60GB, 90GB, 120GB, 160GB, 180GB, 240GB). The Crucial C300 is the fastest (in reads) SSD on the market with 355MB/s reads. Writes suffer however and top out at "only" ~140MB/s. But, again it's SATA III and pretty darn affordable, especially the 64GB option.

There's a wide range of Vertex II SSDs available in various and I've seen some favorable things with A-Data SSDs as well.

Basically, for a top end SATA II SSD, you're looking at ~280MB/s reads and ~270MB/s writes. In the end, brand isn't too terribly important unless you're into some serious benchmarking. More mundane day-to-day usage is going to be near impossible to distinguish from drive to drive. Get what you feel is a good deal and go from there. But above all else, google "SSD round up" and read a few comparo articles. It'll help a TON.
Edited by thecyb0rg - 2/3/11 at 5:34pm
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