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128GB Enough? And which one? [Quick]

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October 7, 2012 7:12:48 AM

Hey Guys, first of all - This is my current rig -

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Extreme EATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon 6950 2GB DDR5 256-Bit
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 700W ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

(I'll probably be getting an EVGA GTX 680 4GB in the future)

So, will a 128GB SSD be fine for me? Cuz I got 4TB of HDDs for storage and all. I need it for Windows + Games + 2-3 apps like Photoshop.

I'm looking at the Samsung 830 128GB right now, is there anything better than it? And do I really need to go with 256Gb? Currently, my system is running on the Caviar Black - 1TB - 260GB is being used. (30GB of downloads which can be excluded) So, back to question one - Is 128 enough? For a rig like this.

I need the answer quick!

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October 7, 2012 7:18:01 AM

I'd go for the 256. I've got a 128 and space gets filled up very quickly.
October 7, 2012 7:20:16 AM

lycros said:
I'd go for the 256. I've got a 128 and space gets filled up very quickly.


In spite of the 4TB HDD space? And which one do you recommend?
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October 7, 2012 7:34:17 AM

Yes, if you plan on using it for the os and a few games + a few programs, then yes i would get at least a 256.

Get whatever fits your budget. The crucial m4 and samsung 830 are always good choices.
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October 7, 2012 7:42:39 AM

I have OS + Programs + Photoshop + 2 games = 80GB and still plenty of room on a 120GB (111gb actual). I think it's enough for me.

Samsung has excellent reviews, but also good Intel 330 or M4. Look for a good deal. You probably would never notice difference anyways.
October 7, 2012 8:15:39 AM

I really don't like the Intel 330 :p  Mainly cuz it looks bland. The samsung is AMAZING and afaik, it has the best rating too? The M4 is good too but some say that the Vertex 4 is better?
October 7, 2012 8:16:56 AM

Oh and I'm getting the 830 for $98 USD. Good enough ? (From Australia)
a b G Storage
October 7, 2012 8:37:47 AM

the reason why one can say the vertex 4 is "better" is that each gen ssds are faster. so a vertex 4/Samsumg 840/Plexor m5 would be the current high tier when it comes to speed.(reliability can be a different story.)
October 7, 2012 9:00:50 AM

The 840 and the M5 is hella expensive for me.

So, 830 final? 128gig?
October 7, 2012 9:01:07 AM

I can go for a 256 gig too btw! Not a problem! But which one?
October 7, 2012 9:05:38 AM

There's a minor difference between The 840 Pro and 830, you won't feel it unless you run a bench program. Crucial M4 and Samsung 830 were the most reliable SSDs out there.

Depending on your needs of how much programs and games you need to install, I see the 128GB is enough for basic needs.

EDIT: And If I were you I'd exclude those green drives and replace them with blue ones, and since you got an SSD you don't need the WD black, blue drives are great performers and silent.
October 7, 2012 9:19:34 AM

Ah, I got the green drives about an year ago for my old rig. This is my new one. :\ Can't do anything about them.

Okay so I'll go for the 830 128 :) 

OT : Do you know any good wireless keyboards?
October 7, 2012 9:36:53 AM

Logitech and Razer are great brands, but good quality and luxury ones are extremely expensive.
October 7, 2012 9:38:13 AM

Logitech just got 2 below the $100 price range which aren't that good looking. Razer is amazing but isn't wireless :( 
October 7, 2012 9:47:35 AM

Uglyyyyy :p 
October 7, 2012 6:52:41 PM

I'd still recommend the 256GB especially since you already use 230GB + 30GB of downloads.
October 13, 2012 6:56:25 PM

Yeah I personally have a 830 128gb and a 1tb data hdd, Win7 plus 10 games from steam and room is down to less then 20gb, so I would go with the 256gb or at least think about a 180gb for headroom
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