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#1 Shadrack

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 16:58

Hi!

I'm planning a few upgrades for my Intel Q6600 Core2Quad desktop (socket 775). I'm planning on upgrading to a SSD and replacing the CPU heatsink (which is still the stock Intel heastsink fan). I'm kind of trying to limit the list down to items available for Prime shipping on Amazon.

My motherboard is an Asus P5K Deluxe/Wi-Fi. Here is a link to the specifications of the mobo:
http://www.asus.com/...#specifications

The heatsink I'm looking at is this one:
http://www.amazon.co...et+775+heatsink

But I am open for suggestions.

On the SSD, I'm looking for best-GB/Price ration and interested in 250GB drives. Not really interested in the fastest drive out there.

This Samsung drive for $169.99 looks the most reasonable to me:
http://www.amazon.co...d=ATVPDKIKX0DER

But if someone has a strong reason I should consider some other SSD I'm all ears.

Thanks for your time and input!

-Shad


#2 primexx

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 21:04

Samsung is very good right now. You can also look at Crucial M4 which I believe is a bit better on the price ratio.

#3 OP Shadrack

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 23:31

I ended up going with the Crucial M4. It was only 6 more GB advertised. I wonder if they are the same either way (and Crucial is just advertising 6 more GBs)...

I opted out of getting the CPU fan. Mine is working fine, and although I'd like my whole system to be quieter I don't think I'm ready to replace all the fans and possibly the chassis to make that possible.



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