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Ideal Boot SSD and necessary preperation.

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So with my tax return firmly in my grasp one of the upgrades I'd like to make to the compy is a boot SSD.

I'm figuring on getting Crucial's 64gb SSD.
http://www.buy.com/prod/crucial-realssd-c300-64-gb-internal-solid-state-drive-serial-ata-600/q/loc/101/216738839.html

I've done some poking around and think I've got everything in order but wanted to check with you guys.

1. Check and update firmware if need be.
2. Hook up to my 870a-UD3's Sata III port with the appropriate cable
3. Go to bios, enable AHCI mode.
4. Clean install of pared down Windows 7 install.
5. Once installed, minimize the size of the pagefile or otherwise move to my storage drive.

Am I missing anything particularly important or do I have things covered? Also, are there any better alternatives at that price point? Thanks guys.
The Compy
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3450 AsRock H77M Gigabyte GTX780 2x8gb DDR3 Patriot Viper 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 256gb  1TB Western Digital Caviar Green Arctic Cooling Freezer 11 LP Windows 8 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic 23" IPS Clacky keyboard from thrift store. Rosewill Hive 650w Coolermaster HAF X RB 
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Coolermaster Xornet Nyan Cat Mousepad Sennheiser 598 Headphones 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 256gb  1TB Western Digital Caviar Green Arctic Cooling Freezer 11 LP Windows 8 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic 23" IPS Clacky keyboard from thrift store. Rosewill Hive 650w Coolermaster HAF X RB 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster Xornet Nyan Cat Mousepad Sennheiser 598 Headphones 
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post #2 of 5
Read through this excellent guide written by Enigma8750 mate.

LINK

It will run you through everything from Disk Management to editing the Registry and Control Panel options. Very handy (I printed a copy for the few rigs I've had to setup), and will get you to your goal!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[INTEL] i7 930, 4.4ghz @ 1.27V [Asus] Rampage III Extreme [Sapphire] 2X 6950's Flashed to 6970's @950/1425 [G.SKILL] Ripjaws X Series 12GB DDR3 @ 2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[Crucial] 2X C300's in Raid0 & [Samsung] 2X 1TB F3 [Hewlett-Packard] DVD-RW [Microsoft] Windows 7 64-bit [Asus] 3X 23" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
[Microsoft] Sidewinder X6 [Kingwin] Lazer LZ-1000 [Xigmatek] Elysium (Being Modded) [Microsoft] Sidewinder 
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[INTEL] i7 930, 4.4ghz @ 1.27V [Asus] Rampage III Extreme [Sapphire] 2X 6950's Flashed to 6970's @950/1425 [G.SKILL] Ripjaws X Series 12GB DDR3 @ 2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[Crucial] 2X C300's in Raid0 & [Samsung] 2X 1TB F3 [Hewlett-Packard] DVD-RW [Microsoft] Windows 7 64-bit [Asus] 3X 23" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
[Microsoft] Sidewinder X6 [Kingwin] Lazer LZ-1000 [Xigmatek] Elysium (Being Modded) [Microsoft] Sidewinder 
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post #3 of 5
Nope, none that I think of. Maybe some small tweaks, like disabling search indexing on it, but otherwise, it's pretty straightforward.

EDIT: Or follow Senator's link.
Edited by GreenArchon - 2/12/11 at 10:05pm
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Core i7 930 Gigabyte X58A-UD3R (rev. 2.0) 470 GTX SLI 18GB DDR3 
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post #4 of 5
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That's perfect!

Can't wait to get this up and running ^^
The Compy
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3450 AsRock H77M Gigabyte GTX780 2x8gb DDR3 Patriot Viper 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 256gb  1TB Western Digital Caviar Green Arctic Cooling Freezer 11 LP Windows 8 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic 23" IPS Clacky keyboard from thrift store. Rosewill Hive 650w Coolermaster HAF X RB 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster Xornet Nyan Cat Mousepad Sennheiser 598 Headphones 
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The Compy
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3450 AsRock H77M Gigabyte GTX780 2x8gb DDR3 Patriot Viper 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 256gb  1TB Western Digital Caviar Green Arctic Cooling Freezer 11 LP Windows 8 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic 23" IPS Clacky keyboard from thrift store. Rosewill Hive 650w Coolermaster HAF X RB 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster Xornet Nyan Cat Mousepad Sennheiser 598 Headphones 
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post #5 of 5
Thanks for this info! I just ordered a c300 yesterday.
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