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tjohn
09-26-11, 10:20 AM
New build so far consists of:

Intel Core i7-2600K
COOLER MASTER V8
ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB)(PC3 12800) F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL
COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942

I'm looking at the OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB right now but every drive I read good and bad reviews that are so varying?? I want a 120 GB for OS and a few games and apps. I have a home server for storage. What is the main problem with SSD's not being happy? Firmware?

tjohn
09-26-11, 12:58 PM
found one with all perfect reviews on newegg
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
price is painful at $250, will search ssd thread

Sean_W
09-26-11, 01:00 PM
OCZ Vetrex is about the best value for money that they're very fast. I think it's more to do with if you fill them up too much, the performance degraded.

tjohn
09-26-11, 01:03 PM
I think it's more to do with if you fill them up too much, the performance degraded.

Well that stinks since I would probably go to at least 80% full on this size for sure.
Considering just going with a nice WD black drive I know won't give me a headache :(

Sean_W
09-26-11, 02:14 PM
It will be still way faster than a HDD. SSD's are worth it for their speed alone and you shouldn't defragment a SSD.

tjohn
09-26-11, 02:37 PM
Yeah, probably go with a crucial drive since they seem to have the best reviews.

tjohn
09-27-11, 12:15 PM
Ok so I went with the Crucial C300 :) Had to open up a Newegg preferred account with no interest for 12 months for all this stuff! I'm selling my old system on ebay so that should help some. Anyway my new rig is as follows, I will post pics.

Intel Core i7-2600K
COOLER MASTER V8
ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB)(PC3 12800) F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL
COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942
EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi)
NVIDIA Gift - BATMAN Arkham City Game Coupon (FREE)
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

Slammy
09-28-11, 06:55 PM
Unless you do video encoding or graphic work the 2600k is a waste. Going with a 2500k will save you $100.

Also, if you are going to run a straight SSD, you might be able to save alittle by going with a P67 motherboard.

16GB of memory is also complete overkill, 8GB is perfectly fine in my opinion.

Just offering some suggestions since you mentioned money is an issue.

tjohn
09-28-11, 07:30 PM
Unless you do video encoding or graphic work the 2600k is a waste. Going yith a 2500k will save you $100.

Also, if you are going to run a straight SSD, you might be able to save alittle by going with a P67 motherboard.

16GB of memory is also complete overkill, 8GB is perfectly fine in my opinion.

Just offering some suggestions since you mentioned money is an issue.

Thanks for the thoughts, but yeah I know I'm going overboard on a lot of stuff. :D

muelo1000
09-28-11, 11:20 PM
With that motherboard and processor you could have used the Intel Smart Response (ISR)and all you would have needed to get was a smaller SSD ...IMO:)

tjohn
09-29-11, 07:21 AM
With that motherboard and processor you could have used the Intel Smart Response (ISR)and all you would have needed to get was a smaller SSD ...IMO:)

I didn't even know that :p

tjohn
09-29-11, 10:03 AM
Doing some reading on SRT here (http://www.anandtech.com/show/4329/intel-z68-chipset-smart-response-technology-ssd-caching-review/2), and it seems I'm going to better performance with my dedicated SSD. It's more geared towards SDD + HDD setups.

Maverick123w
09-29-11, 10:12 AM
Doing some reading on SRT here (http://www.anandtech.com/show/4329/intel-z68-chipset-smart-response-technology-ssd-caching-review/2), and it seems I'm going to better performance with my dedicated SSD. It's more geared towards SDD + HDD setups.

you wont notice a difference. I don't. SRT is effing amazing

tjohn
09-29-11, 02:38 PM
you wont notice a difference. I don't. SRT is effing amazing

So does it actually give you more usable space over top of the SSD?

paulelliott
09-30-11, 12:45 AM
hi! glad to be here!

Maverick123w
09-30-11, 09:03 AM
So does it actually give you more usable space over top of the SSD?

You're actually storing everything on your hdd. So in effect it's like having, in my case, a 1TB SSD.

tjohn
09-30-11, 09:24 AM
You're actually storing everything on your hdd. So in effect it's like having, in my case, a 1TB SSD.

Nice! I'll keep it in mind since I have a WD 750 black laying around that I wasn't going to use.