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July 15, 2012 7:24:24 PM

Hey, can anyone please find me a good SSD (one that will NOT break down after 1 day) on a budget?

This is the info:

Budget: $200, but I can go up to $300 if it is really good (I.E. 500g..?)

Specifications: It should be a total of around 256gb minimum, and it should work with my system:
CPU: i7-3770k(3.50GHz)-might overclock because it is liquid cooled, but I don't know yet.
GPU: GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB-might overclock too at some point (next year...?)
Ram: 16GB DDR3 1333 (4GB x 4)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3H
HDD: 1TB SATA III
PSU: 600W
SSD: OCZ RevoDrive RVDHY-FH-1T PCI-E 1TB Hybrid Solid State Drive PCI-Express 2.0 x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Case: NZXT PHANTOM 410 GAMING CASE WHITE
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

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a c 542 G Storage
July 15, 2012 7:35:42 PM

This is probably the best for your budget; although it's $10 over-budget:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 109 G Storage
July 15, 2012 7:46:40 PM

You will never overclock your CPU with a B75 motherboard. You need P67, Z68, Z75 or Z77 for that.

Best SSDs for the money article.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-benchmark-revie...

SSD hierarchy chart.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-benchmark-revie...


Samsung, Crucial and Intel have the best reputations for reliability.


There have been some amazing SSD sales lately. If you are willing to wait a bit and check deal sites like slickdeals.net every day you can get a 256GB Samsung 830 for ~$200. The Crucial M4 is also still a great drive and usually quite a bit cheaper than the Samsung. I have also read Intel is dropping their prices soon but I'm not sure on what models.
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July 15, 2012 8:58:40 PM

anort3 said:
You will never overclock your CPU with a B75 motherboard. You need P67, Z68, Z75 or Z77 for that.


I know; i'm getting a Z77 later this year to replace the B75.
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July 15, 2012 9:00:09 PM

BTW; how does the 2.5" drive work? I have no 2.5" slots; only 3.5" internal and 5.5" external.
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a c 109 G Storage
July 15, 2012 9:11:42 PM

If the drive does not come with an adaptor you can buy one for less than $5.
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July 15, 2012 9:33:48 PM

Best answer selected by Hrath.
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