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Great!

The OCZ is a bit more expensive than the Kingston.

Ah in the OCZ the Agility 2 is slightly cheaper than the Vertex 2? I can only afford a 60GB so can you just point out one specifically I should go for? (Sorry I'm a bit of a novice). I'll go and pick it up tomorrow or order on line if I can find it cheap enough.

Oh and will it work with my Gigabyte M52L-S3P motherboard?
Either one will work. The difference between the Agility2 and Vertex2 is no where the same comparison when it comes to SSD vs regular HDD. Hunt around, as there's always a sale running on them it seems.
     
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If anyone knows anywhere in the UK where either of the two are going cheap (preferably the Vertex 2) then please do let me know, I can't seem to find it significantly cheaper or on sale anywhere.

If you have any set up advice please do inform me.

So far the upgrade is (considering the restrictions of my board and budget):
Phenom II X4 840
ATI Asus 5450 1GB (or may be XFX 5570 for an extra £10)
OCZ Vertex 2/Agility 2 60GB

All under £200!

This to go with my existing 4GB OCZ DDR2 RAM and Antec 430w PSU.
A good PC for my needs?
Edited by qadri - 3/27/11 at 6:29pm
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Not sure about UK deals, but here's a nice SSD guide to use if you haven't seen it already.

http://www.overclock.net/showthread.php?t=929553
     
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I wouldn't suggest using an SSD by itself, at least not for very long. There are a lot of changes you'll want to make, like moving virtual memory and browser cache to a secondary drive to limit the number of writes to the SSD. You might want to take that into account when coming up with a final budget.
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In that case could I not use my existing Maxtor ATA100 80GB for that? Or I could just purchase a new one soon as they seem to be very cheap these days.

I have no idea how I would move the virtual memory and browser cache to the secondary drive though. What else would need moving? Can all my documents and videos stay on the SSD?

Thanks for the SSD guide, not sure if I'll be able to get through all that!
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In that case could I not use my existing Maxtor ATA100 80GB for that? Or I could just purchase a new one soon as they seem to be very cheap these days.

I have no idea how I would move the virtual memory and browser cache to the secondary drive though. What else would need moving? Can all my documents and videos stay on the SSD?

Thanks for the SSD guide, not sure if I'll be able to get through all that!
80 gigs should be fine for a bit depending on how much stuff you decide you wanna save on it.

You can keep everything on your SSD if you like but the more writes you make to the drive the shorter the lifespan of the drive. Remember, its just writes not reads that you want to limit, so you can install the programs that you want to be snappy to your SSD but would want to put folders that you make a lot of saves to on your secondary drive. There are plenty of guides available that explain things step by step. Youre probably gonna want to keep about 20% of your SSD empty so the drive has more blocks to cycle through also, so keep that in mind when deciding on a drive size.
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ssd for sure then get a 1tb later
    
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post #18 of 24
I would heavily advise at least a 500gb hard drive along with an Agility 2 Drive with your budget. Spring for the 1TB if you think you need it. Music/Movies/Games take up alot of space.
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I picked up a 80GB Intel a year ago when there was a sale/rebate @ BB and paired it with a Samsung Spinpoint and it has been a great combo.

I def will be going SSD from here on out.
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Go for the SSD. I have 2 120g in Raid 0. A single is better the any hdd. I had 1 in my laptop. On that note. I had a WB 500gb black in my pc with a Phenom II x6 (4.0ghz) and with a i7 720QM and a SSD in my laptop. My laptop ran faster the my pc.
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