I noticed that the SSD is SATA II, but 96GB seems a pretty good deal for just over $100 after rebates. My build is going to be SATA III compatible. Any insight as to whether this drive is a good deal or is there something else I shoud consider? One that did catch my eye was the OCZ Agility 3 60GB, it's SATA III but smaller as far as capacity goes. About the same price after rebates:
Crucial makes good SSDs, but their low capacity drives have crappy write speeds. However, this shouldn't be an issue for a small boot drive as most of your writing will probably be to a larger hard drive.
Since Windows 7 supports TRIM, I think I'd skip the Kingston even at a steep discount and either just go with a fast HD or spend a little more and get a faster SSD. I've had it about a month and am neither thrilled nor unhappy with the 96GB Kingston. The benchmarks that show basically mediocre random read/write performance are borne out in real life - for most uses, it's a lot faster, but not lightning fast. I'm using Vista so the "always-on" internal garbage collection was important for me, but that's irrelevant to you. Fwiw, the drive does support TRIM, but I don't know how it interacts with the internal GC. The drive simply doesn't support NCQ at all.
Thanks for all of the responses guys; I've decided to hold off on the SSD for right now... had a few sudden expenditures come up with school and the computer build is being trimmed down accordingly... it's still happening though, thankfully!