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January 13, 2013 4:58:19 AM

Hello. I am looking for a SSD Boot Drive for my build.

My current build:

I have heard 128 GB is good. But I'm not 100% sure.

Computer will be used for gaming/multimedia. No video editing. Budget is anything under $300.

Any help would be greatly appreciated :) 

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January 13, 2013 5:16:15 AM

Samsung 840 Pro 128GB. $140
128GB is enough for an OS drive. After formatting, a windows install and moving the pagefile you'l have ~90GB left for programs and games. Though always leave about 10GB free on an SSD, having the drive maxed out decreases performance.

Use the extra cash to get yourself a GTX670 or HD7970, or maybe a good mouse and keyboard set.
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January 13, 2013 5:20:30 AM

128 is enough for most, but game installs can be quite large. If you want really fast game loads and typically have a lot of games installed at the same time, then I'd suggest 240-256GB. If you are willing to juggle games between the 7200RPM drive and the SSD then 128 is fine. Since you have a $300 budget, I'd go bigger.

I'd be looking and Plextor, Crucial, Samsung or Intel based on reliability. Right now the Plextor M5S, Samsung 830 or Crucial M4 256GB @ about $200 seem like the best bang for the buck to me.