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"Because it is a waste of resources."

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post #2 of 71
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"Because it is a waste of resources."

Quoted from user Cisco on a local forum:
http://forums.sgclub.com/4338380_post4.html

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Too expensive.
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Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
"Because it is a waste of resources."

Quoted from user Cisco on a local forum:
http://forums.sgclub.com/4338380_post4.html

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He's just a bit loony.

How does a SSD use any resources?

For a gaming computer it will actually decrease game load times and will give 1-2 more fps (mine did)

Edit:unless he's talking about money then he is a little bit correct but there are some really cheap 30gb SSD's that is fine for a OS drive.
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Waste of resources as in SSDs have no place in typical consumer PCs.

That's what he's saying.
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No moving parts. Silent. Sips power. Those complaining about the price are obviously ignoring the perfectly usable 40-64Gb models priced around $100-$120 that offer amazing performance. I spent more then that on my Raptor.
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Waste of resources as in SSDs have no place in typical consumer PCs.

That's what he's saying.
I wouldn't say they have NO place, but I would agree that they're just too expensive. Traditional platter drives have more storage for less money and are only somewhat slower. Unless you're trying to build the fastest computer possible, you just don't need one.

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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
No moving parts. Silent. Sips power. Those complaining about the price are obviously ignoring the perfectly usable 40-64Gb models priced around $100-$120 that offer amazing performance. I spent more then that on my Raptor.
And for $100, you can buy a decent 1TB platter drive.

Price per GB is way too high for justification unless you want the speed.
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What's a waste in consumer PC's is stuffing in 16Gb of RAM to give the illusion of a more powerful machine.
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Quote:
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Waste of resources as in SSDs have no place in typical consumer PCs.

That's what he's saying.
He may say that but look at what he is quoting.

The guy is building a $1500 gaming rig. A SSD would help out quite a bit and with that budget it is not really a waste of resources.
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A gaming rig for 1080p.

Speccing out a 2500 and 6950 still gives enough cash for an SSD.

Also, his intention was not in cost-savings. He's just saying that because he doesn't have an SSD, and doesn't think he needs one, therefore telling others that they don't need one as well.
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I went from HDD to SSD and HOLY CRAP everything is so much faster.

You'd have to be pretty stuck in your ways to argue with 100$ SSD Boot drive in a 1500$ gaming rig.
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