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I have this 2TB External Fantom Green Drive http://www.fantomdrives.com/products/greendrive.htm it has one of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152202

and currently I'm building a new computer that will mostly be used for gaming.

this is the motherboard I'll be using: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128494

I was wondering if it is wise to convert the external hard drive internal and buy a SSD for OS and a few selected games.

It would be either I do as mentioned above or buy a new http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136533

* budget for an SSD would be @ ~100 bucks

Thanks in advanced for any help provided.
 

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WD Black is going to be way faster than a 5400RPM last-gen drive. (F4 2TB is the newest 5400RPM 2TB drive that Samsung produced.)

I don't like running an OS or games off "Green" drives. But if it increases what you can spend on your SSD... I suppose it's an option.
 

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I support your decision to switch the OS drive to an ssd but loading games onto it doesn't really make sense. The most you'll see is a slight jump in load times and that is all. The second drive for storage can be a slow 5400 if you wish

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It is a great Idea although as said before: It's better to get a 7200Rpm or higher for secondary storage but If you want to get a Better SSD with more space/speed It'll be a great Idea.
 

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I support your decision to switch the OS drive to an ssd but loading games onto it doesn't really make sense. The most you'll see is a slight jump in load times and that is all. The second drive for storage can be a slow 5400 if you wish

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Actually I run a SSD and load times in games are actually a lot faster
 

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Thanks guys, I plan on upgrading more in the future, buying at least 2 1TB HDD's so that's why I thought of this.

My question is what would be a good SSD for ~100 - 150 bucks?
 

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C300/M4 or any Intel SSDs are great. Also, now that most of the firmware issues are worked out, Sandforce SSDs (OCZ, Corsair, Mushkin, etc.) are another option.
 
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