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I'm glad you love Volvos.

Click on the link at the top, the one that says 'Gaming Rig'.
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Volvo 850R FTW !!

I love that car !

sorry for OT
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Originally Posted by Bluescreen_Of_Death View Post
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.



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.
What other reason is there for buying a ssd?
Thats why you dont see people using ssd's to store 2tb worth of media files. 64gb ssd for os and a couple games for $100-$120 is not expensive IMO.
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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.
Pfft!... heathen!

I'd take 16GB of RAM over an SSD... but I actually have a use for that RAM. Even on 8GB machines I frequently run out - I'm not going to 12GB, so I may as well go to 16GB.

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Depends on the person really. For a 100% FPS machine, the money is better spent on the video card. It is amazing for people that want it as an OS drive and can justify it in their budgets, though.
Definitely.

Although in my case, my favourite games run fine on a GTS 250, so I have no reason to upgrade yet...

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To a certain extent he's right- a SSD is not a necessity. If you have limited resources (budget build) then sacrificing the SSD option in favor a better CPU/GPU/HDD is probably a wise move.

But that doesn't mean a SSD is a foolish purchase. The difference between a fast HDD and a decent SSD is incredible. Boot times, Load times, general system responsiveness while multitasking are vastly improved.
+1

If you can get a faster quadcore, double the RAM, and a better videocard by dropping the SSD... for a gaming computer, that isn't a bad tradeoff.

But if this is your daily use computer, then factor an SSD in if you wish. It certainly will make booting and the web feel snappier.
     
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Pfft!... heathen!

I'd take 16GB of RAM over an SSD... but I actually have a use for that RAM. Even on 8GB machines I frequently run out - I'm not going to 12GB, so I may as well go to 16GB.


Definitely.

Although in my case, my favourite games run fine on a GTS 250, so I have no reason to upgrade yet...



+1

If you can get a faster quadcore, double the RAM, and a better videocard by dropping the SSD... for a gaming computer, that isn't a bad tradeoff.

But if this is your daily use computer, then factor an SSD in if you wish. It certainly will make booting and the web feel snappier.
It is most likely his daily PC.

Here's an assummption, but it's a valid one; given that 90% of "the other people" don't have multiple rigs just kicking around for day to day use.
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Volvo 850R FTW !!

I love that car !

sorry for OT
Volvo Super Olympian FTW!

Oh wait you all have probably never seen one outside of Asia. HAHA
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Lol Volvo, like i would be able to drive that.. nevermind being able to pay for that
You know how many computers i can build for that kind of money
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SSD's are a waste of money. MAYBE for a boot drive, but practical for gaming? I have about 10 modern games, and it takes about 250 GB. Thats the size of the largest SSD you can buy. Not worth it, a 7200 RPM drive loads any level to a game in 8 seconds or less.


Also, I have the money to buy one, I'm just not stupid.
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My computer goes from cold to browsing a web page in less than 30 seconds. Not sleeping, cold OFF. To BROWSING a web page, in 30 seconds. Do THAT on a HD. You can't.

SSD does nothing?

Yeah right
Actually, you can. I have an old VIA C7 Eden (800mhz?) from like 2005 or something. It was slow back then. It POSTs in 4 seconds and can boot nLited XP in 6-8, so desktop is up in 10-12 and web browser by 20 seconds...

But after that it's really slow, because Edens were slower than Pentium 3's.

Apparently many C7 boards were designed for embedded use - such as vehicles. They needed to fire up the OS really fast. With a custom tailored linux distro, it could have the OS up in under 8 seconds.

Anyway, my computer (WD 640GB Black) reaches my desktop in about 40-45 seconds. First thing to launch is my web browser. (5 seconds max), then everything else loads in the background. Steam is called last at about 1 minute 10 seconds, and takes another 30 seconds to load.
     
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post #30 of 71
Quote:
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Waste of resources as in SSDs have no place in typical consumer PCs.

That's what he's saying.
Maybe not "no" place, but I'm with you in that 99% of people don't need them.

Once the price per Gb comes down I'll try one (try everything once, right?), but other than that...nah.
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