Which SSD would you choose

Hello all. I am going getting ready to start my first ever rig build. I wanted to have an ssd drive in it and I was wondering what some of your experiences with ssd's have been? I am trying to choose between the three below.


Agility 4 AGT4 Series AGT4-25SAT3-128 128GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Indilinx Everest 2 Controller $94.99
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.aspx?sku=654665

Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 128GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Desktop Solid State Drive (SSD) with 3-core MCX Controller $69.99
http://www.microcenter.com/product/385837/830_Series_MZ-7PC128B-WW_128GB_SATA_60Gb-s_25_Internal_Desktop_Solid_State_Drive_(SSD)_with_3-core_MCX_Controller

Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC128D/AM 128GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Kit with 3-core MCX Controller $129.99
http://www.microcenter.com/product/378087/830_Series_MZ-7PC128D-AM_128GB_SATA_60Gb-s_25_Internal_Solid_State_Drive_(SSD)_Desktop_Kit_with_3-core_MCX_Controller


I am not really sure the of the differences between the 3 in terms of performance. I believe why the first one is so much cheaper is because its just the drive. Is it important to have the kit that goes with it? I have never used one of these much less built a computer so I am wondering if this would be important for a beginner? Thanks for your help in advance.
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  1. Get Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 128GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Desktop Solid State Drive (SSD) with 3-core MCX Controller $69.99

    This is great deal.
  2. Samsung 830 without a flinch
  3. From the above choices, my vote also goes to Samsung 830...
  4. i would also go for the samsung 830, but the ocz vertex 4 is a little bit faster and about the same price
  5. Of those, Id take the Samsung .....but any of the tier 1's suit me just fine ..... lowest cost per GB is usually the deciding factor.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-recommendation-benchmark,3269-6.html

    Quote:
    SandForce controller with Toggle DDR NAND (Mushkin Chronos Deluxe, Patriot Wildfire, OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS, OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G, Corsair Force GS) .... 240 GB second-gen SandForce SSDs ..... Samsung 830 SSD 256 GB, Plextor M3 Pro 128 GB/256 GB, OCZ Vertex 4 512/256 GB


    Chronos Deluxe = $0.71/GB
    Vertex 3 max IOPS = $0.71/GB
    Corsair Force GS = $0.92/GB
    Samsung 830 = $0.66/GB
    Vertex 4 = $0.83/GB
  6. Samsung would be my recommendation too:)
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