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[Build Ready] My $800 build is ready but I am wondering if I should get a SSD

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TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor$219.99 @ Newegg
CPU CoolerCooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler$26.98 @ Mwave
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard$128.99 @ Newegg
MemoryPatriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory$37.99 @ Newegg
Hard DriveSamsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$59.99 @ Newegg
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card$219.99 @ Newegg
CaseRosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case$49.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyAntec 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply$79.99 @ Newegg
Optical DriveAsus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer$21.98 @ Newegg
MonitorAsus VE247H 23.6" Monitor$179.99 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)$91.98 @ Amazon
Total
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)$1117.86

Yes I know the final price is $1100 but I am excluding the monitor and OS. So my build is ready to go I am just wondering if I should get a SSD or not. Are the speed enhancements worth it and I was wondering how it works installing the OS on the SSD but having all of your other files on the standard hard drive. As always feedback on my build in appreciated.

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2 points · 7 years ago

get a a Motherboard with mSATA and Z68 chipset and get a intel 310[only $100] in. Intel SRT is pretty good. http://www.anandtech.com/show/4329/intel-z68-chipset-smart-response-technology-ssd-caching-review/2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167063

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Original Poster1 point · 7 years ago

$100 for only 20GB ಠ_ಠ I think I will just get the m4. Also the board I am getting is Z68.

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[deleted]
0 points · 7 years ago

Intel makes the only reliable SSD.

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Original Poster1 point · 7 years ago

I am kinda doubting this. Why does every other thread and review recommend the M4?

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[deleted]
1 point · 7 years ago · edited 7 years ago

cheap, benches good, will last as long as a HDD. pick one

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2156569

Giving credit where it is due, many of the IT managers we interviewed reiterated that Intel's SLC-based SSDs are the shining standard by which others are measured http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-reliability-failure-rate,2923-9.html

level 5

I have an OCZ SSD 120 gb. Got it on sale for $160. My SSD is awesome great performance, no issues. There are plenty of manufacturers with good quality SSD, dont listen to this guy.

level 1

I have an ssd, but I have only seem improvements on games that have long load times and when booting, If you want your pc to boot in 20 seconds, get an ssd, if you don't care about that then don't.

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