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Windows 7: New build - Need recommendations for SSD

03 Nov 2010   #1
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 
New build - Need recommendations for SSD

Hey peeps,

Hows we doing then??

First off, I am not really on and off the forums at the mo as I had a major accident with my current PC which resulted with being bricked.

Sorry S2E, you were a very good board with no problems, did not ever have a problem with the BIOS, but alas you are gone.

Soooo..... Time to finally upgrade.

What's going in there then,

Intel Core i7 980x
EVGA Classified 3
6GB of OCZ Reaper -x ram (Being transplanted from current build.
1200w PSU (Being transplanted)
750GB WD Caviar Black (Being transplanted)

Now I just have one big issue, SSD.

I have been looking at the Intel lot as they seem to be the best at the mo, but I want to know what is second best, i know i sound like i am trying to cut corners but i can't afford a their X-25m 160GB on top of the lot above.


Could someone please be sweet and give me some recommendation's.

Obviously the PC is used GAMING, but its also used for surfing, listening to music and watching videos/movies.

There will be a Water Cooling kit going in either this month or next so until then there is no overclocking as i will be using the Stock cooler. Again not wasting money there on something that is going to have maybe 1 months use.

All help is greatly appreciated.

Lucky


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03 Nov 2010   #2
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Ok, as an update, i think the SSD from Crucial looks good.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...14&subcat=1427


If anyone has any thoughts, would be most welcome.

Lucky
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03 Nov 2010   #3
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

The SSD Diaries: Crucial's RealSSD C300 - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

This article compares several. Of course the top dog is the Crucial 256GB version by far at double the price of the 128GB.

The main competitor in speed etc. to the Crucial 128 is the OCZ Vertex 2. It is available on this side of the pond in a 90GB up to about 120GB versions.

The article is a good read and comparison guide.

Mike
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03 Nov 2010   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I love my Crucial Real SSD. I understand that these in raid are staggering but my budget is blown so I'll just have to dream the dream.
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03 Nov 2010   #5
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
The SSD Diaries: Crucial's RealSSD C300 - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

This article compares several. Of course the top dog is the Crucial 256GB version by far at double the price of the 128GB.

The main competitor in speed etc. to the Crucial 128 is the OCZ Vertex 2. It is available on this side of the pond in a 90GB up to about 120GB versions.

The article is a good read and comparison guide.

Mike

Fantastic, Mike.

There seems to be quite a bit to read through so i may just hold on a little longer actually.

Just means my HDD's might be a slight bottleneck for the time being but hey better to do more research before jumping in the way i was about too.

Thanks again +1

Lucky
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03 Nov 2010   #6
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

The only real competition to the one you were thinking about is the Vertex 2.
So it comes down to price as much as anything.

They have had the 90GB 3.5" Vertex 2 on sale on this side of the pond for as little as $170 the last couple of weeks.
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04 Nov 2010   #7
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Well here is the update, i wont be having that spec above.

Money kinda fell-through so instead i will be having a

Asus Rampage iii Extreme
i7 950

Bit of a difference but when i started looking at benchmarks for that CPU, the 950, it turned out the 980x was not much better as far as FPS goes.

So the 950 is coming tomorrow and the board comes Saturday.

I will update you all when i have put it together.

Lucky
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04 Nov 2010   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Sounds good and take pictures of before, during and after the build.......good luck !
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04 Nov 2010   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think it's wise going with the i7-950 versus the i7-980x. It's less than 1/3 the price but offers almost all of the performance. I never get the high end CPU. In fact, I don't think I have ever spent over $300 on the CPU.
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04 Nov 2010   #10
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Sounds good and take pictures of before, during and after the build.......good luck !

Oh believe me there will be.

I may post a couple of pics of my late build with them too.

Lucky
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