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30gb SSD for non-SLI gaming.

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October 16, 2011 6:36:32 PM

My first build, planning to buy in Q1 2012

I am seeking a build most for Gaming, HD movie, internet and Daily use. Kinda tight in Budget being in India arround
55k. I may planning Little Overclocking but no SLI

Config -
i5 2500K
CM Hyper TX3 CP
Ripjaws 8GB (F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL x2)
Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 Z68 OR ASUS P8P67 PRO B3 Revision LGA 1155
Kingston 30gb ssd plus WD Caviar Blue
WD5000AAKX 500GB 6.0Gb/s [WD5000AAKX]
NZXT GAMMA Black
CORSAIR CX500 V2 500W
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Questions-
That (budget) SSD is good enough? I am looking for least expensive 30gb SSD
www.ebay.in/itm/Kingston-30GB-SSD-/260817329272?pt=LH_D...

Is PSU sufficient ?

And is z68 has some benefit over p67 considering SSD. I prefer Asus z68 because it will be PCIe 3.0 supporting....

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October 17, 2011 5:24:43 AM

May i know if there is any significant performance difference by using z68 over p67

I read next year PCIe 3.0 is coming so which of these 2 boards will be supportive to it as well as SSD?
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October 17, 2011 6:14:24 AM

CPU performance and functionality wise not really, but z68 does let you use SSD caching.

spec for first board doesn't say PCIe 3.0. Its not a really important feature since only graphic card is going to take advantage of it. SSD uses SATA port not PCIe. and your graphic card is already set.
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October 17, 2011 6:23:53 AM

point of PCIe 3.0 is i can upgrade my graphics in future without changing board. going to use SSD as a boot drive and not for cache
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October 17, 2011 6:34:06 AM

30gb ssd for boot. i don’t really recommend this, i mean if you have a Z68 board its more effective to use the (ISR). Windows alone it’s around 20gb. That leave you whit 10gb for programs and games.
And if you’re going to put games on your normal HD then what’s the point of getting an SSD? Just to boot faster? I think you should consider taking advantage of the Z68 technology Intel Smart Response (ISR).

I think whit such a small SSD it would be much effective to use (ISR) and that way you get more out of your SSD.

Good Luck.
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October 27, 2011 6:29:59 AM

30GB is way too small. 64 is the min to fit windows 7 and some basic apps.
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October 27, 2011 2:10:59 PM

The Kingston solid state drive you linked to is a SATA 2 3Gb/s solid state drive.

Your Z68 motherboard is SATA 3 6Gb/s capable. There are no 30GB SATA 3 6Gb/s solid state drives currently available. Minimum capacity for a SATA 3 6Gb/s ssd is 60GB.

PCI-e 3.0 is a new standard. There are a few PCI-e 3.0 capable motherboards already available. Currently there are no PCI-e 3.0 capable ssd's, video cards, or or other components.
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November 3, 2011 8:08:11 AM

@JohnnyLucky that's all what i needed and BTW nice Blog.....
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November 3, 2011 9:32:23 AM

You sure you can fit all those in your budget? You did not mention your GPU and your monitor.

Also if you are going for that rig then change the cabinet as well!
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