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I have around 200 to spend on a new 5850 I found for 180, or should I get an SSD instead.
Trying to figure out which would be better.
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Both would be good, but SSD will be best.
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What resolution do you game/plan on gaming at?
    
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Depends where your priorities lie as the will improve different things. If you want to see an increase in game performance then the 5850 (its a big difference) or if you just want a bit faster boot times and faster program access then get an ssd. If I had to choose between my ssd and my crossfire I'd take the crossfire everytime.
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My vote is 5850. SSDs are not worth the price right now.
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Originally Posted by fashric View Post
Depends where your priorities lie as the will improve different things. If you want to see an increase in game performance then the 5850 (its a big difference) or if you just want a bit faster boot times and faster program access then get an ssd. If I had to choose between my ssd and my crossfire I'd take the crossfire everytime.
This^. I would go with the crossfire setup first before stepping up to an ssd.
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I, actually, completely disagree.

I'm currently without my Corsair Force SSD at the moment and back on my old rotating POS drive.

You get so used to having an SSD, you'll never be able to go back.
    
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5850 if they're both reference
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Originally Posted by fashric View Post
Depends where your priorities lie as the will improve different things. If you want to see an increase in game performance then the 5850 (its a big difference) or if you just want a bit faster boot times and faster program access then get an ssd. If I had to choose between my ssd and my crossfire I'd take the crossfire everytime.
I agree. No way I'd give up my second 460 for an SSD. Too large an improvement (for pure gaming.)

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I, actually, completely disagree.

I'm currently without my Corsair Force SSD at the moment and back on my old rotating POS drive.

You get so used to having an SSD, you'll never be able to go back.
No, not really. I have an SSD on one machine and just a Caviar Blue 250gb on another. While it's a bit "snappier" it's not a night and day difference and makes zero difference for gaming.
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Ordered a new XFX 5850 for 180.00. Well be here in a few days.
Crossfire baby. Who Hoooooo.
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