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How big of an SSD/what one do you recommend?

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December 8, 2013 8:57:54 PM

Well, Im on a budget so Ill just need the room for my OS which is Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, and perhaps a game or two. And thats just for now, eventually Ill grab another one and just use them both. For now Im mainly just concerned with the most important thing - the OS. So how small of an SSD can I get away with buying for now to cover what I mentioned? Also, any recommendations on what ones I should go for are welcome. Thanks

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December 8, 2013 9:09:17 PM

the absolute smallest i would go with for the OS is 64gb but 120/128gb is what i would go for
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December 8, 2013 9:13:56 PM

I've got 88GB right now on my system drive - that includes Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, a couple of programs, drivers. You could probably manage with a 120 GB SSD. Keep in mind however that 240GB SSDs tend to be faster than 120 GB SSDs from the same series. If possible, get a 240GB version. I like Samsung, Intel, etc.
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December 8, 2013 9:15:52 PM

I wouldn't even bother with using an SSD just for the OS. Whoopdie doo your boot times are faster, yay. Now an SSD for the OS and 3 or 4 games, now you are talking. Like was said above, the smallest you should really get is a 120/128gb model.

For basic SSD's, I'd go with the Samsung Evo line. Great prices and performance. For a step up from that, you can start looking at the Samsung Pro or Sandisk Extreme II line.
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December 8, 2013 9:23:57 PM

I'd recommend 128GB. Fast boot times are nice, but you get fast everything; fast virus checks, fast malware checked, fast ccleaner, fast office, fast loading of benchmarks. Pretty much put all of your day to day stuff on the SSD, plus a few select games which you play often and/or take a long time to load, eg. BF4, then the rest on a HDD.
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December 9, 2013 8:05:44 AM

comparing specs, it seems to be on par with the samsung evo. will probably come down to one or the other. thanks again
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December 9, 2013 5:19:50 PM

I'd pay the little extra to get the Samsung Evo myself. Not saying anything is wrong with Kingston SSD's, but I'd feel better with a Samsung in my system.
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