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Motherboard & SSD Advice , Need help !!

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first of all if i am sorry if i did any mistakes regarding this thread . i am a newbie :D

So today my SSD died and i realized how incredibly unbalanced my pc is for the first time

here is my current config

i7 2600 on k
intel DH61WW7
2x 4gb ram
gtx 680 ref
VERTEX 4 128GB (seems dead)
2x 1tb HDD's
1x2tb HDD's
corsair GS700

Now i need some advice about what motherboard to get and what ssd should i pick up
big deal is price since this rig is still doing all the work i need (editing & gaming)
and am saving big for proper 4k build since forever and will probably upgrade in 3-4 years
so all i need is a mediocre board that can just do fine and wont bottleneck even on hdd
my current board dont support 2tb hdd's for some reason so i need to use a usb adapter that caps speeds to 20mb and that sucks

all i want from board is good performance and ability to support 6+ sata ports , cheaper the better it just have to get the job done , in the other hand anyone could suggest a 250gig ssd on about 200$ :)

also this is the case am using as of now
http://www.zebronics.com/products/cabinet-intermediate/desire

thanks in advance
 

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Why do you think you need to upgrade from your current board?
 
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he cant overclock plus it might go faster with a z77 chipset ram and all
 
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because i am getting frustrated that i cant use my 2tb drive to anyof my work storage since my board only has 4 ports and 680 covers 2 of them i literally have to shave plastic off my sata connector to get it to work and even then my board wont support 2tb drives so its useless in anyway
 
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#5
Whatever you do, don't overspend or fret about the latest and greatest SSD based around specification. Even a used Corsair C300 from (four?) years ago, is sufficient as a Windows drive or a games loading drive. Put capacity before anything else and do a quick read around to ensure the model you are looking at, has no controller issues(or at least has a firmware update available if it did).
 
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he cant overclock plus it might go faster with a z77 chipset ram and all
yeh dude am not one of those people who will go for a more expencive stuff to get like 1% of performance , my only concern here is sata ports and most importantly that 2tb drive :(
anyways thanks for your suggestion sir
Whatever you do, don't overspend or fret about the latest and greatest SSD based around specification. Even a used Corsair C300 from (four?) years ago, is sufficient as a Windows drive or a games loading drive. Put capacity before anything else and do a quick read around to ensure the model you are looking at, has no controller issues(or at least has a firmware update available if it did).
thanks man i will make sure i do :)
 
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all i want from board is good performance and ability to support 6+ sata ports , cheaper the better it just have to get the job done , in the other hand anyone could suggest a 250gig ssd on about 200$
Crucial MX100, whichever storage model you can afford. It is literally the best value SSD besides the Samsung Evo right now.]

With a non K 2600, probably a P67 if you need 6 SATA ports. Haven't seen a H61 motherboard with that many that springs to mind. Z77 motherboard would be a waste of money.
 
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well if you dont like ebay here is a link to frys.com of motherboards that you can look at and see what ones got the ports were you need them.

http://www.frys.com/search?to=24&cat=-69574&sort=price asc&from=0&query_string=&pType=pDisplay&fq=100344 Intel_1155

feel free to ask any questions


edit: here is a good cheap ssd from the same place haven't checked elsewhere yet
$149.99

http://www.frys.com/product/8131025?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

edit:
$124
Newegg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233682
 
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hey guys thanks for all your support
Crucial MX100, whichever storage model you can afford. It is literally the best value SSD besides the Samsung Evo right now.]

With a non K 2600, probably a P67 if you need 6 SATA ports. Haven't seen a H61 motherboard with that many that springs to mind. Z77 motherboard would be a waste of money.
thanks man am gonna go for evo 500gb since its only one available here :[ , and also does anyone have a good suggestion for a p67 that fills the requirements and is possibly not asus :)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-P8Z77-...274731536?pt=Motherboards&hash=item46255f9410


that should be a good mobo and the post about the ssd above mine is 100% correct


if the ports on that one are not located correctly these might be


http://www.ebay.com/itm/ECS-Z77H2-A...838008011?pt=Motherboards&hash=item5affc2b8cb
thanks mate but i think z77 is a bit too much for me as of now :)
 
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it will fit no problem.