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Originally Posted by Mackumba View Post
a better graphics card? u mean the gtx 590 or SLI my 580? i'm afraid i wouldnt have the necessary cash for it now : (

and, sorry for the ignorance, but what's an SSD?
You are all set with the 580. Enjoy.

About the better graphics card comment - it was aimed at the person with the 5770. For gaming, a single GPU will give you less problems than SLI or Xfire, so sell that 5770 and buy a 6850.

SSD = Solid State Disk

Install Windows on the SSD, and whatever programs you need for work (Office, Adobe CS, etc...). Everything else goes on your old hard drive.

I use 3 disks (see sig), with Windows and Office on the 60GB "Phoenix Pro" SSD, games on the 500GB "Spinpoint F3" 7,200 RPM HDD, and one of three copies of things I keep backed up on the 3TB "Caviar Green" 5,400 RPM HDD.

Each step down is cheaper, but slower, so I've separated my data by how often it gets used. Windows gets used all the time, so it goes on the SSD. Office is fairly small and is used every day so it goes on the SSD also. My games collection is too big to fit on the SSD, and any individual game is rarely touched, however when they are used they can benefit from a higher performing disk, so games are installed on the faster hard drive. I almost never need to access backups (movies, music, install disks, etc...), so it does not matter how fast or slow is the disk they live on.
Edited by willis888 - 8/25/11 at 3:08pm
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Thanks, Willis888!
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Originally Posted by willis888 View Post
SSD = Solid State Disk
Solid State Drive. There is no disk.
    
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oh man..before you go out and get a 5770..there's a new video card..hd6790..256-bit bus..800 shaders..clocks very well//retails for $140-150ish..in xfire kicks butt..double the framerates of my card..
 
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To many eggs in the basket drove hp away!
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