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So what SSD should I get

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Ok so im on a budget. This is my pc specs:

Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB EVGA Graphics card

MSI B350M PRO-VDH AM4 Motherboard

AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Processor

 

Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR4 RAM 2400

EVGA 430W Power Supply

WD Blue 1TB Hard Drive

ROSEWILL Micro ATX Case

 

 

I want to install and SSD on my computer. Any recommendations. Also, I am getting a 144 Hz monitor( before everyone gets triggered that my pc can't even get to 144 FPS I play on low and that's what most pros like the liquid guys play on so I'm cool with that) Guys got any recommendations. Also, make sure to check my other post as I am very curious about tech. BTW I only play fortnite mainly so that is why I'm not upgrading my whole system. I figure that Ill play any other games on my Xbox. I mainly built this pc for school work and casual streaming and playing games. I need an SSD because stuff on windows loads really slow. 

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How much space do you need?  Or if you don't know, can you at least estimate what you want to use it for?  OS I assume but then how much else?

 

And what exactly is "on a budget"?  Under $50?  Under $200?

 

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Just now, Electronics Wizardy said:

Id probably get a mx500 or wd blue ssd or a 860 evo, get what ever is cheaper, there practically the same.

The price of the 860 evo recently dropped pretty good. Check amazon.

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My recommendation is the WD Blue SSD's, great warranty and among the best when it comes to $/GB (if you live in North America) I own 3 WD Black SSD's and 5 WD Blue SSD's, and I have had zero issues with any of them.

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Mx500

 

I am also on a tight budget but had to refresh storage as it was over 8 years old at best! Some of it was pre-2010...

 

I came in under budget, largely thanks to the mx500.

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19 hours ago, Ryan_Vickers said:

How much space do you need?  Or if you don't know, can you at least estimate what you want to use it for?  OS I assume but then how much else?

 

And what exactly is "on a budget"?  Under $50?  Under $200?

 

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Thanks a lot man for the reply. IDK how much SSD usually cost so i couldnt tell you how much I want to spend. I know I want a fasst SSD so my windows is super fast and my stuff will load really fast. I dont care about that much storage since IM in middle school and I mainly only will use storage for school and maybe two to 4 games

 

19 hours ago, Kiyometa said:

The price of the 860 evo recently dropped pretty good. Check amazon.

ok thanks man

 

19 hours ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Id probably get a mx500 or wd blue ssd or a 860 evo, get what ever is cheaper, there practically the same.

Are they super fast? I don't really care about stoarage as I only have like 5 games and I mainly only use this for research and school. 

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Just now, Daddy Dave said:

Are they super fast? I don't really care about stoarage as I only have like 5 games and I mainly only use this for research and school. 

Its plenty fast, for that use it will be very fast. No real point in getting a nvme drive here, you won't notice the difference.

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1 minute ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Its plenty fast, for that use it will be very fast. No real point in getting a nvme drive here, you won't notice the difference.

I second him, storage technology currently FAR outpaces what your CPU or GPU could keep up and there is a negligible benefit with going with a NVMe vs an SSD. There are a few operations that would see benefit, thats more data storage server craziness.

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I own several Samsung SSDs which have been faithful thus far. I have a kingston and WD green which are okay but not nearly as fast. They were bought back when SSDs were priced like they were made of unobtainium...wouldn't really buy those models again not because they're necessarily bad... more because I don't think they're a good value anymore.

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1 hour ago, Kiyometa said:

I second him, storage technology currently FAR outpaces what your CPU or GPU could keep up and there is a negligible benefit with going with a NVMe vs an SSD. There are a few operations that would see benefit, thats more data storage server craziness.

So what do you recommend for me? Like I said I want something fast

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1 hour ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Its plenty fast, for that use it will be very fast. No real point in getting a nvme drive here, you won't notice the difference.

SO which one do you reccomend out of the three you mentioned

 

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1 hour ago, Daddy Dave said:

Thanks a lot man for the reply. IDK how much SSD usually cost so i couldnt tell you how much I want to spend. I know I want a fasst SSD so my windows is super fast and my stuff will load really fast. I dont care about that much storage since IM in middle school and I mainly only will use storage for school and maybe two to 4 games

They cost around $0.2 CAD/GB, give or take for the common types you'd probably be looking at.  As for absolute cost, it depends on the size.  There are some acceptable 120 GB ones for $30 CAD, but the "sweet spot" in terms of $/GB is 500 GB or 1 TB right now.  You can get 480 GB for $85 CAD from ADATA or 1 TB from WD for $180.  ~10% more gets you an MX500 from Crucial in either of those sizes.  A 1 TB 860 EVO is currently sitting at $244 CAD because samsung is always considerably more expensive than the budget brands or even other perfectly reputable ones.  If you really want the fastest SSD, you want an NVMe PCIe drive but that doesn't lend itself well to "budget".  For general use though, I don't think you'll really notice the difference from that to a SATA one anyway.

 

As for capacity, 2 to 4 games doesn't mean much.  GTA V is ~65 GB and some new ones are coming out at over 100 GB.  On the flip side some indie titles are still only in the ~200 MB range.  I would generally recommend no less than 64 GB for the OS alone.  That gives you enough room to put it on with some breathing room to spare.  If you want to add some programs, or some smaller games, or 1 large game, a 120 GB would do it, but if you need to hold several large games, you'll want at least a 256 or even 512 GB one.

 

I hope this helps.  I can't really give any specific advice without having specific information to go on.

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18 minutes ago, Daddy Dave said:

SO which one do you reccomend out of the three you mentioned

 

get what ever is cheapest, they will all work the same

 

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5 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

get what ever is cheapest, they will all work the same

 

thanks

 

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8 minutes ago, Ryan_Vickers said:

They cost around $0.2 CAD/GB, give or take for the common types you'd probably be looking at.  As for absolute cost, it depends on the size.  There are some acceptable 120 GB ones for $30 CAD, but the "sweet spot" in terms of $/GB is 500 GB or 1 TB right now.  You can get 480 GB for $85 CAD from ADATA or 1 TB from WD for $180.  ~10% more gets you an MX500 from Crucial in either of those sizes.  A 1 TB 860 EVO is currently sitting at $244 CAD because samsung is always considerably more expensive than the budget brands or even other perfectly reputable ones.  If you really want the fastest SSD, you want an NVMe PCIe drive but that doesn't lend itself well to "budget".  For general use though, I don't think you'll really notice the difference from that to a SATA one anyway.

 

As for capacity, 2 to 4 games doesn't mean much.  GTA V is ~65 GB and some new ones are coming out at over 100 GB.  On the flip side some indie titles are still only in the ~200 MB range.  I would generally recommend no less than 64 GB for the OS alone.  That gives you enough room to put it on with some breathing room to spare.  If you want to add some programs, or some smaller games, or 1 large game, a 120 GB would do it, but if you need to hold several large games, you'll want at least a 256 or even 512 GB one.

 

I hope this helps.  I can't really give any specific advice without having specific information to go on.

Thanks a lot, man. Do you play fortnite or anything? I would love to talk tech with you since I'm a noob

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3 hours ago, Daddy Dave said:

Thanks a lot, man. Do you play fortnite or anything? I would love to talk tech with you since I'm a noob

No, no fortnite for me xD

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2 minutes ago, Ryan_Vickers said:

No, no fortnite for me xD

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