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What about loading my games onto the SSD? Its pointless IMO if I just throw my OS on there
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post #12 of 18
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What about loading my games onto the SSD? Its pointless IMO if I just throw my OS on there
Well, it's tough for me to address this specific question, since I'm not a gamer , but I do have several of my more resource intensive programs on mine. From what I understand, having games loaded on the SSD will not make them perform better, but they will load quicker.

I do know that applications that are slow to load on my other computers such as Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, DPP, and even Office apps pretty much open instantly from the SSD.

Just my 2c worth,

Rich
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This has been real helpful guys and I can say now with pretty most utmost assurance that i'd rather stick with good old, proven, reliable magnetic HDD's for my needs and take the trade off in waiting a couple more seconds for things to load and listening to the amature arm and motor grind away then spend money on tech that still needs to be proven and improved all around. And instead, put that money towards something that is much more useful for my needs, which is a better GPU and or CPU.

Thanks all, this has helped me greatly.
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What about loading my games onto the SSD? Its pointless IMO if I just throw my OS on there
In general SSD help loading times but will not make your games run any better. I use my SSD for everything but games then if I have space left over I'll put a game or two with long load times on the drive.
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Until the cost goes way down, there is absolutely no reason to get an SSD. If you do, you're either curious, on a bandwagon, or have that much extra cash.

But rest assured once the price goes down to something more reasonable I'll try one out.
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What about loading my games onto the SSD? Its pointless IMO if I just throw my OS on there
As an example I have a 30 Gb SSD . I have win XP on this drive, which only takes up about 2 Gb, and I also have my pagefile on the SSD, taking up another 1Gb.There is a lot of debate about whether to page, but I find that the whole macine runs faster and smoother when I go ahead and page to the SSD. The way I see it, if you don't use it for these types of things they might last longer, but whats the point of having it at all then? Thats like putting plastic covers on your furniture. You might have nearly new furniture 20 years from now, but you are going to be stuck to plastic the whole time. Pointless. Just use the furniture. I have my temp internet files write to my spinner as I have noticed no difference in any performance doing it that way. In total my OS and all of my regular utility programs take up about around 5 Gbs. I then keep about 6 of my favorite games on this drive. There are a couple of games that I make maps and or mods for and this is particularly suited to a SSD drive because you have to start and stop games many times while developing maps and mods. In general I have had to get used to keeping my drives neater than I had been . Back in the "old days" it seemed like i was always shuffling programs around and deleting things to make room on HDDS, and then over the last 10 years or so the HDDs have gotten so big that I had gotten lazy and just kept everything. For me getting used to a SSD just meant going back to keeping a more orderly computer, which is always a good thing.

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Originally Posted by OMG It's Bob View Post
Until the cost goes way down, there is absolutely no reason to get an SSD. If you do, you're either curious, on a bandwagon, or have that much extra cash.

But rest assured once the price goes down to something more reasonable I'll try one out.
A 64 Gb drive which is plenty big even for Win7 and a bunch of programs now cost $100. I got my 30 Gb one for $50. I am not sure how far down Bob thinks these things are going to go, but I am guessing they will never pay you to use one and adding $50 or $100 to a computer is peanuts for the punch that these add. I paid $200 for the cassette tape drive for my $600 Commodore VIC 20 30 years ago, should I have waited?
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post #17 of 18
Buying the SSD was the best upgrade of all time to my PC. It now feels that something is broken when I use an old PC with an HDD. Just some food for thought
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I spent $200, got a 128gb C300 SSD, I install all my programs on it, as well as having Crysis, Darksiders, BF:BC2, WoW, Beat Hazard, and a few other random games installed on it with 30gb to spare. It is hands down the BEST upgrade to a computer for performance feel.

Also, if you're thinking you're not going to overclock your computer this time around, drop the k on the processor and use that extra money towards a SSD. i7-2600, no k. The k are the unlocked version for OCing.
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