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June 22, 2011 2:54:10 PM

Building a new system.. Here is what i am going w/ - the only concern i have is my SSD choice:

case: CM 690 II advance
MB: Gigabyte Ga-Z68XP-UD3p
cpu: Intel I5 2500K
Ram: 4GB Gskill DDR3 1600 "RipJaw"
PSU: 610 pc power and cooling - currently have
Video - evga 9800gtz+ = for now - will upgrade

SSD options
= ocz agility 2 100gb $ 200.00
=gskil phoeniz 115gb $190.00
=corsair 115gb $175.00

what SSD For C:/ would you go w/ for this system - please help

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June 22, 2011 3:08:07 PM

or should i just spend the money and go with
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) priced @ 240
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June 22, 2011 3:14:27 PM

The Intel 320 is not a very fast drive. An OCZ Agility 3 is the way to go. It's got 475MB/s writes and 525MB/s reads. Super fast and affordable.
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June 23, 2011 12:01:12 AM

You are building a computer with the most current CPU and motherboard. Why would you add a 2nd generation SSD. IMO go with any of the current 3rd generations, Intel, Crucial, OCZ, Corsair. There's an improvement of from 3 to 6 gbs. You won't be disappointed in any.
There are some very good articles here at Toms. Read'em all. I noticed you didn't mention a HDD storage drive. I hope you plan on having one because that helps to preserves your SSD's performance and longevity. Good Luck man. Keep us posted.
June 30, 2011 5:33:22 PM

well what i did was i got a intel SATA II 80GB for my OS drive - i really wanted a crucial m4, but the price was a little high...

i have a 1TB in my system now that i am taken out and putting into the new system.