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Help with picking an SSD for my PC!

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November 30, 2010 4:57:50 AM

I'm looking for a SSD for my custom gaming pc i built a while back.

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- Has to be from bestbuy online
- 80GB +
- I'll spend up to $300
- I'm installing windows 7 64 pro, adobe master suite and some games on it.

I know there isn't much to choose from, but i'm clueless :(  and after doing some reading, i still can't make up my mind on what is a good deal.

I need one from here:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Hard-Drives/Solid-State-Drives/pcmcat201300050005.c?id=pcmcat201300050005

Hey I'll give you guys my rig for fun:

Display: 23" Samsung LED backlit monitor
Mobo: Gigabyte P55-UD5
CPU: Intel i5-750 processor OC to 3.6ghz
Cooling: Coolermaster Hyper Plus 212
Memory: 4GB GSKILL Ripjaws 1600
GPU: Sapphire Radeon 5850
HDD: WD 640GB Caviar Blue (booo!)
PSU:Corsair 650w PSU
Shell: NZXT Midtower Black Steel w/ Clear side panel
DVD/CD Drive: Lightscribe 24x

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a c 107 G Storage
November 30, 2010 5:49:05 AM

The Crucial C300, GSkill Phoenix Pro and OCZ Vertex 2 in the 100-128GB segment are about the best you can buy for around that price. Gonna pay more from BB than the egg. Of the ones they actually have the Corsair is the best it also has the Sandforce controller of the really fast drives.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair+-+Force+Series+120G...
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November 30, 2010 6:02:11 AM

Hello anort3, thank you for the quick response. You are right, after comparing prices, Best Buy seems more expensive. Hmm, screw the bestbuy card then :) 

So I was looking at newegg, so which would you recommend between these two:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or is there one that is much better? I'm not extremely picky here, as I know any of them will blow away my HDD.

I see the Crucial has quicker read speeds, so i'm guessing that would transfer into better performance? I'm not sure how it works fully.
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November 30, 2010 9:51:05 AM

You don't have SATA III on your MOBO so you wont get the speeds listed on the Crucial so go with:

G.SKILL Phoenix Pro Series FM-25S2S-120GBP2 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Model OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G
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a c 107 G Storage
November 30, 2010 3:23:04 PM

Of the 3 the C300 is the fastest. The GSkill and OCZ follow closly behind. The Crucial is a bit faster even in SATA 2 testing.
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December 1, 2010 2:54:55 AM

Best answer selected by Nhazul.
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December 1, 2010 2:55:23 AM

Thank you everyone, I really appreciate it. I'm ordering the crucial now.
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a c 107 G Storage
December 1, 2010 4:26:10 AM

You will like it I promise! I love mine.
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February 23, 2012 11:09:23 PM

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