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November 19, 2012 5:03:12 PM


I need help on my new build, this is what I've got so far:

Graphics Card: (x2) EVGA GTX 690 Hydro Copper
Processor: Intel i7-3970x
Power Supply: Corsair Digital AX1200i Full Modular
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme

Now then, I need more stuff but I need an SSD first. Price doesn't matter as long as it's the best SSD out there...

I prefer having two SSD's in RAID 0 as it makes it twice as fast. So Please give me the best SSD out there that is like a max of 500GB (x2 max. 250GB).

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November 19, 2012 5:59:23 PM

Samsung 840 pro.
November 19, 2012 6:18:53 PM

Thanks I'll take more ideas before I seek my final decision...
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a b U Graphics card
November 19, 2012 6:31:15 PM

The samsung drivers are reliable and fast, if you act now you can get a great deal on a drive that comes with assassins creed 3 for free.

128GB is plenty for the operating system, applications, and a few games. It's highly recommended to use a normal mechanical hard drive for your storage needs(video, audio, documents.)

I also would recommend Corsair:
November 19, 2012 8:19:51 PM

in reality having raid 0 will not help much because sata 3 is already mostly bottlenecking the connector as is.
November 19, 2012 8:27:29 PM

Samsung has the best reliability to performance ratio.
November 20, 2012 5:19:54 PM

So, should I use RAID 0 with Samsung 128GB (x2) or should I just buy one Samsung 256GB?
November 20, 2012 5:37:51 PM

512 GB Samsung 840 pro is fine. RAID 0 won't give any performance increases at all because the SSD is already screaming fast.
November 20, 2012 6:35:54 PM

So this is my final decision, shall I get a 256GB or 512GB?
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November 20, 2012 7:22:56 PM

For system drive 256GB is enough. I wouldn't pay $600 for 512GB drive, but apparently money is no problem for you. Better invest in 4 WD Blacks for storage and put them in raid 5. Or new Seagate Barracudas if you want maximum performance, sacrificing reliability.