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Hey guys! in the last week I have finished my first custom system(sig rig). the only thing I left out was the SSD boot drive. For the money I would like to get some opinions on what kind of drive will work best for my system and how it is used!
First off, the only OC that has been done is the GPU OC done by evga. I would like to keep it simple and not have to sell body parts to get this done ($200-ish). I would like to install windows 7 Ultra 64 bit, microsoft office, and small programs like my g510 keyboard and logitec mouse and system resorce programs....then lastly my game of choice. WoW.
The last thing I want to do is get the wrong drive for my style of computing. Pretty much stuck with 2.5/3.5 sataII(3Gb's). not to hot putting a nice new SSD in my express slot, REAL close to my GPU(case is over cooled if it matters). lastly I was shooting for a 90 gig... should have enough space left over to not FILL the poor drive. from my understanding, any of the g.skill/OCZ/yata yata should work. (biggist reason to do this is to say I have one, I did it, and to see the WEI score match the rest of my system

Sorry for the "Wall-o-Text". Peace and Thanks!
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For below 200$ I'd also probably go for a 80-90GB SSD. The main thing is the SSD of your choice to be based on a good controller like Sandforce, Intel, Crucial or Indilinx. After you filtered out the weeds you should still have quite a decent selection of SSDs based on these 4 controllers.
Here are my two options:
*Corsair f90 - fast drive, good quality good tech support if needed
*2xOCZ Onyx 64GB - these have dropped below 90€ in EU, must be around 100$ in the US. An Onyx (Indilinx) is slower than Sandforce drives, but two of them in RAID-0 are certainly faster and roomier.
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Thanks! I have been on the fence over a raid setup. Im not sure if I have the skills to hande such a task, but im gonna be looking into it now! Thanks for the advice and link's to the product!Most helpful
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Western Digital Caviar Blue 640Gb Samsung SpinPoint F4 2Tb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb 
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Western Digital Caviar Blue 640Gb Samsung SpinPoint F4 2Tb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb 
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