Critique / Intel SSD to Boot Windows with this build?

Looking into this SSD, no particular reason really i just like that it's from Intel, doesn't have to be of course but yea. Looking to actually have a SSD to run windows 7 and then a regular mechanical HDD to run my storage :P

I was not originally going to do it this way but i see a lot of people are doing it this way so what the hell...

Also hearing about the Samsung Evo's but im trying to stay in the 60-70 range if that helps

This is the build im looking at doing, set it up myself

Thanks for your response
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    crucial mx100, samsung 840 evo. intel is nice and has slightly better build quality and generally use the most stable controllers with the best firmware in the industry, but are usually slightly slower(negligible) and cost much more. get either the crucial or samsung, they are both extremely good.
  2. This is a great SSD performance/price wise.
    In the same ballpark as Samsung EVO, Crucial MX or Sandisk Ultra II.

    Differences are marginal and I would definitely go for the best deal.

    Your build is good overall, although if you intend to game mainly I would spend way much money on the GPU.
    You could save some money on the mobo going for a less featured chipset such as H81 or B85, it has 0 effect on performance.
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($93.29 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($61.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Best Buy)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($25.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $621.22
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-21 05:17 EST-0500
  4. Great responses guys much appreciated, I am not gonna be doing HEAVY Gaming im talking about TitanFall, Diablo 3, GTA 5, which i do want to play at the highest settings but that EVGA GPU seems to be the one most are using from looking at many other builds... of course i can always upgrade in the future but for the time being i fig it would be a good bet to run that GPU.

    As far as the SSD goes, I looks at the Samsung Evo reviews and even though it has like over 5k reviews the latest two pages are horrible in that it wont respond or freeze or do some other things and I know nothing about Crucial even though i have heard the name of the company before obviously. I think i am gonna stick with the Intel SSD I was more curious to make sure it was a decent card, all the reviews on it are pretty spot on.

    Power Supply: One of the reasons i was choosing this power supply is because it's Semi Modular so i fig it might be better for cable management as oppose to one that isn't. I am still looking at power supplies and trying to keep within budget of course.

    Now that I got some good feedback I am a little more at ease with some decisions,

    The motherboard I have chosen... Does it have Wifi built in? Is that a pretty important feature? I mean... I think I am just gonna have it connected directly to the router if anything. I do like the Gigabyte Motherboard Nikoli is mentioning as well, I see that has wifi :P
  5. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($63.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $63.98
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-21 13:53 EST-0500
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