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December 27, 2012 11:18:19 AM

Im wanting to get a ssd hdd for my pc as i game alot and need as much response as possible, i want to spend no more than £150 and get about 250gb of space too, What is the best ssd i can get for that price and this is my spec so far:
Bitfenix Colossus case
MSI Z77A-G45 Motherboard
i7-3770k cpu with Hydro H80 liquid cooler
2x4Gb corsair vengeance ram Blue
750 watt OCZ 80+ Bronze psu
MSI 7950 twin frozr 3gb GPU

Any help is apreciated.

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a b G Storage
December 27, 2012 12:00:35 PM

For my money, I would go with the Samsung 840 Pro or the Intel 520. Here's a link to the 256GB modelof the Samsung 840 Pro: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here's a link to the 240GB model of the Intel 520:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Both of these are excellent drives with lots of speed and incredible reliability. I have used several different models of Intel 520 series (based on size needed) for desktop builds and several different models of the Samsung 830 (previous gen) for laptop builds and both have been fantastic. Simple setup, minimal tweaking and no need to continually update firmware to get the results you want.
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December 27, 2012 1:11:09 PM

Thanks game junky for the info and Dingo07 im in the uk not U.S so the link is not for me as prices are different.
a b G Storage
December 27, 2012 1:43:32 PM

The 830's are good drives as well, just 1 gen old which ain't a big deal, I don't know the exact conversion rates but I think that's an OK deal, you could wait for a flash deal or something somewhere, I got my 128gb 830 for 70$ U.S. flat (i.e. after tax/shipping).
December 27, 2012 1:47:28 PM

Would that still go in my desktop tower even though it says it's for netbook.
a b G Storage
December 27, 2012 1:55:08 PM

Yes it says right in the description that you can.
a b G Storage
December 27, 2012 1:55:15 PM

furry87 said:
Would that still go in my desktop tower even though it says it's for netbook.



yes it will

got one of them in my desk top

no problems with it

scores 8.1 in wei

had windows 8 on it for a few weeks

still getting 500mbs read and 395mbs write

so very close to advertised speed

a b G Storage
December 27, 2012 1:58:53 PM



At this particularly online store, the Samsung 256GB 830 Series, you´ve listed, is the best you can get, at max of £150.

I have myself a Samsung 128GB 830 Series -- it is a very good SSD! :) 

Another good option is the Crucial 256GB m4 for £144.99 at dabs http://www.dabs.com/products/crucial-256gb-m4-sata-6gb-...

You just can´t go wrong with both of them! :) 

December 27, 2012 2:08:08 PM

Thanks alot guys that helped me alot.
a b G Storage
December 27, 2012 2:40:13 PM

You are welcome!
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