I think something like a Crucial M4 64GB SSD would do well for your needs. Personally, I would opt to go with something a little bit bigger like a 120GB, but my 60GB SSD served me well for about a year
When I used my 60GB SSD, after installing Windows and configuring Paging Files to my HDD, I had about 35GB free which left me plenty of room for the programs I used most often (one of them being Office 2010).
**Crucial M4 64GB is around $75 at the moment..a little over-budget but it's the cheapest and most reliable SSD I can think of at the moment.**
Alrite I'd like to thank you for your quick replies. Really appreciated mate. It's the first time that I'm building a PC and I'd like to make sure all the parts I get work together. It'd be annoying to have wasted money with something that doesn't work with the motherboard. Thanks again
Yes, that would work as well! That's a good call on your part as I forgot to mention it. I personally use an SSD for Windows and a few applications I frequently use, and have a 1TB storage drive for other things
You don't have to worry about Hard Drive compatibility as well, anything will work!
Thanks a lot mate. I've got my parts list sorted and I just have one problem it goes way beyond my budget. I just couldn't find any decent pc case for cheap or a decent power supply which wasn't a rip off. :S
You're very welcome! Though what site are you purchasing these parts from? And what PSU did you settle with? Maybe I can be of assistance on making your budget
Also on a side note, how much is the Samsung 830 SSD that you were looking at? The Samsung drive and Crucial M4 perform very close, and if the price is right, the M4 may be the better deal as it's $20 cheaper in the USA.
Err....Well I'm going to buy my parts from either Amazon UK or Ebuyer- both very popular and trusted throughout the UK. There is another thread I recently made listing the parts I'm going to be using and the problems I'm facing- mainly budget issues.