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June 17, 2011 11:09:51 PM

First of all, hello to everyone here!

I am assembling a new PC, some background:

MB: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO
CASE: Cooler Master HAF 922
PSU: Corsair HX 850W
RAM: Corsair XMS3 2x4GB 1600MHz
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 570
CPU: Intel i7 2600K
COOLER: Noctua NH-U12P
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1GB

Given the above setup, I'd like to add a SDD since the motherboard support Intel RST. I had originally planned on a Force F60, but I'm having second thoughts.

What is a good drive for the above PC?
OCZ Vertex 3, Intel, Corsair?

A bonus question (didn't want to make two threads):
Should I pay $40 extra for the superclocked edition of the GTX 570, or am I paying for something I can easily do myself? (stock cooling fan and all)

Feel free to comment on my setup, I've been out of the gaming game for some time. Primary uses are gaming and Visual Studio 2010.

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a c 143 G Storage
June 18, 2011 12:35:51 AM

Are you look for a SSD for your primary drive or a Cache drive?
  • SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB +
  • Cache: Intel 311 20 GB

    I would forget about paying the extra $40, as you can easily overclock that it to the SC speeds without issues.
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    June 18, 2011 12:54:05 AM

    I prefer having a single (virtual/mounted) drive, so unless there is a huge performance gain in using a SSD as a system drive, I'd say for caching.

    Is 20 GB really enough? I have no idea how many files are often used, but my guess would have been 40 GB. It seems that 311 hasn't quite made it to Denmark yet, but 310 and 320 40GB seem very cheap here.
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    a c 143 G Storage
    June 18, 2011 12:55:57 AM

    Intel 320 GB 40GB would be a very nice choice... IMO
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    June 18, 2011 12:49:28 PM

    Oh.. I just discovered that RST can be set to only use part of the SSD, so I can still have a system drive.

    I've been recommended Curcial M4 128GB instead of the Intel 320. (The budget is there for it) Any comments?
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    a c 143 G Storage
    June 18, 2011 1:14:22 PM

    The Crucial m4 will be the faster drive, as it is SATA III vs Intel 320's SATA II. The m4 is a solid drive, so I would recommended it for a system drive.
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    June 18, 2011 6:34:40 PM

    Best answer selected by chucara.
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    June 18, 2011 6:34:57 PM

    Ok, I'll go with the M4 then, thanks a lot!
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    June 24, 2011 5:44:46 PM

    chucara said:
    Oh.. I just discovered that RST can be set to only use part of the SSD, so I can still have a system drive.

    I've been recommended Curcial M4 128GB instead of the Intel 320. (The budget is there for it) Any comments?



    How do you configure RST to only use part of your drive?
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