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Poll Results: Should I add a 6950?

 
  • 37% (3)
    Yes, Do it now!
  • 0% (0)
    No, don't do anything.
  • 50% (4)
    Add an SSD instead of a 6950.
  • 12% (1)
    You could do with an SSD and 6950.
8 Total Votes  
post #11 of 15
Personally, If you feel you need more performance, then go for it. But i think a fresh install of your OS would work wonders, by the sound of your problem, plus its free.

If you have the money spare right now, and don't think you will again for a while, then sure why not i suppose

A general Breakdown would be:

GPU = More gaming performance at HD/Preferals (AA etc) But it will give you 0 general system performance extra.

SSD = Less extra gaming performance, but it gives you a boost to your overall system performance, which generally leads to smoother gameplay anyway. if not so much as an extra GPU of course.

Bottom line, don't leave anyone else choose for you, get advice from here, and then have a think about what you want for yourself, given your options.
Edited by Asmodean - 5/23/11 at 6:51am
post #12 of 15
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thanks Parton, your system is quite similar to mine in many respects, I was thinking of getting a 6950 and a RAID0 F3 array, how is your array? Is it any better preforming than one F3?
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Originally Posted by Asmodean View Post
Personally, If you feel you need more performance, then go for it. But i think a fresh install of your OS would work wonders, by the sound of your problem, plus its free.

If you have the money spare right now, and don't think you will again for a while, then sure why not i suppose

A general Breakdown would be:

GPU = More gaming performance at HD/Preferals (AA etc) But it will give you 0 general system performance extra.

SSD = Less extra gaming performance, but it gives you a boost to your overall system performance, which generally leads to smoother gameplay anyway. if not so much as an extra GPU of course.
Ok so from the sounds of it the SSD gives more of a general performance boost... I think it may be a better choice as the system will be used for a lot more than gaming soon :S
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post #14 of 15
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thanks Parton, your system is quite similar to mine in many respects, I was thinking of getting a 6950 and a RAID0 F3 array, how is your array? Is it any better preforming than one F3?
Hopefully someone with more RAID expert can chime in here, or you can post this in the harddrive section. But when I was setting mine up, I read somewhere RAID 0 for 2 TB or over may not perform as good. Also, if you are going to go RAID 0, do a bit of research if your onboard RAID controller is good to go or if you need a PCI one.
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Right ok then, thanks Awaz, I think if I get an SSD I might throw a 500GB F3 into the mix as well, install the OS on a small SSD and then games/programs on the RAID0 HDDs.

One thing though, what is the cheapest/best SSD for just OS and maybe some big programs?
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