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And what the SSD is so amazing it saves you 20 seconds booting up. 5 seconds opening a program, 10 seconds loading a game? Good job you spent 100+ on 60gigs of space to save seconds of time....Heat kills computers, To say a case is not important is just plain stupid...
An SSD will make my computer feel much more responsive. It's not just about the load times.


Look at my rig. It's a tiny cramped HP mATX case filled with loose cables. It only has one fan. I'm running an unlocked CPU on stock cooler, and the temp sensor can't read when CPU is unlocked, so I have no idea about temps. I rarely vacuum my room. I'm running an open side panel (to lower temps). You think I care about a 5*C difference? I'd much rather take a responsive computer.
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post #52 of 65
1. gather friends
2. acquire drugs
3. drink heavily
4. go to the strip club
5. ???

so much better than rendering 25% more frames per second in a video game, and the wife will never know

EDIT!: i just figured out step 5: get a hotel room, if strippers won't come, hire overnight escorts
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post #53 of 65
I still feel like SSD's benefit laptops more than a desktop. I guess it depends on what you are trying to achieve. All im saying is there is better ways of spending your money if you plan on buying a $200 + SSD.
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Talking about ssd's without owning one should be stopped on this forum.
    
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post #55 of 65
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How about dont be stupid because Im sure there was a time when you didnt have money to blow and there is no reason not to be humble, thats why if you really do want to upgrade, sell your two video cards, Buy two gtx 480's for around $460-500, If really needed get a new raptor 600gig and be happy.
You spent around $700 and your computer is ready for anything for a while. SSD's and Gtx 580's are way overrated...I laugh at people with cheap monitors, GPU's, Cases, on-board soundcards, etc....That have expensive watercoolers and SSD's...I bet in 1 year SSD's will be way more affordable for a 120gig and much faster than what we have now.

How come it's always people without an ssd drive say how pointless they are and knock fast boot times, programs loading, faster everything, having an ssd even bumped my ram speed up on same settings as an hdd it went from 7.6 to 7.9 in wei and blitzed ram and cache benchmarks.

So even with just the ram thing you can knock a few £ off the cost of ssd by not having to buy expensive ram to get good results
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post #56 of 65
Okay you want uber fast then get 7 or how many you can get in your case 512Gb ssds

And get 4 590s and water cool them ;-)
Edited by bigdog320 - 5/27/11 at 2:48pm
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post #57 of 65
Raid 0 SSD's!
post #58 of 65
Why not wait until you actually notice your system having trouble maxing out a game and then buy a new system? There will always be a newer, bigger, badder 3D card to buy. Each card only remains king of this hill for a few months. No matter what you buy there will be something better in a matter of weeks...

I would wait for the next gen of cards from ATI and Nvidia.
    
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post #59 of 65
How about a 128Gb Crucial C300 (which are like $210 now) and a single GTX 580 Lightning?

Your PSU is going to choke if you go SLI 580 or CF 6970 and your case would have a hard time dealing with the heat output of two 580 Lightnings since they vent back into the case.
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post #60 of 65
man if i had money to spend I'd watercool! adds so much personality to your rig. Chix dig big rads man
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