58 months ago
I'm trying to look for a suitable SSD for building my PC only have the motherboard picked out so far ASRock Fatal1ty X99X Killer.
I've been leaning towards getting an SSD alone, I do have a 1TB external hard drive that I could use for storing songs and videos. I really just plan on this storage to be suitable for fast read, decent write, and fast boot speed with sufficient temperature. Sound is important but its about a 6/10 on my priority scale. I could go with a small (60-120GB) SSD and possible 500 GB HDD, to fill my needs for an average storage sized computer with fast speeds. But I'd like to hear your opinions on my SSD choices, yeah quite a price range but I'm trying to focus on quality versus price so thats why I have this range... *$115 SanDisk Ultra II 240 GB, *$118 Samsung 850 Pro 128 GB, *$190 Samsung 850 Pro 256 GB, *$210 Crucial MX100 512 GB. *newegg prices 10/21
Let me know your thoughts, also I haven't decided on my cooling setup yet. In between h2o and air, thoughts on that would be appreciated too.
EDIT: I'm realizing now that if I went under 220 GB I would most definitely need a HD or another SSD down the road as I maintain that storage with moderate care/attention to deleting unused files, programs, videos, etc.. I also plan on keeping this drive for a long time as I have upgrade potential constantly in the front of my focus. If I did upgrade I'm sure I could still use a solid SSD as a boot drive or whatever, the motherboard I want to get has 10 slots.. Got to take advantage of that at some point 5-10 years down the line.