Hello, I just ordered all my parts for my first build and I forgot about getting an SSD.... Should I order one right now while everything is shipping? I would also like to know what SSD would be better the Intel 520 series 120gb or the Samsung 830 120gb. I will be using it for my OS and games that load slow. The Intel is $129.99 with free ship on newegg.ca right now should i grab that one?
I would go for the samsung 830 - PS, it's a 128 gig not a 120 gig SSD.
Reason: The Intel uses the SF22xx controller vs the samsung which uses a samsung controller. Both appear to be on the same order of reliability.
My have a hard time finding as Samsung has resently come out with the 840 and the 840 pro. Myself I'd prefer the 830 over the 840. 840 Pro would be great, but price wise just a tad to high yet. An alternative is the Crucial M4 wich perfromance wise in real life Not much difference. DO NOT get crucial M5.
Have 3 M4's, 3 830's, and two Intel SSDs ( plus a few others).
PS: A SSD is a great addition as a HDD is the single biggest bottleneck. Just remember, it ONLY speeds up reading and writing to what is on the drive - Does NOT increase performance of a running program; No increase in FPS, email and internet is not faster ect.