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x2 1TB Spintpoint F3 vs Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe + 1TB Spinpoint F3

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So, it's either I have this set up or the other:
  • 1TB Spinpoint F3 - OS, Games
  • 1TB Spinpoint F3 - Storage, FRAPS recordings, etc.
  • Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe 60GB - OS, Some Games
  • 1TB Spinpoint F3 - Most other games, FRAPS recordings, etc.

If I get the SSD, I'd have to hold off and getting a video card and that would be devastating to FRAPS recording... But I mainly play Minecraft and some other less demanding games so that shouldn't matter as much right now. By the way, this isn't going into my current rig in my signature, this is for a new build.

Best set up for the money?
    
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See, the SSD is not going to help your games at all. Maybe a 5 second difference in load times and 2-3 fps. However it will change your OS experience. I recommend going for the SSD but not installing games on it, just essential apps. The 1tb is good for the rest.


Another alternate you should look into is perhaps getting two Samsung F4s(320gb) and RAID 0-ing them like me. Its great performance and your OS would be really responsive, and its not expensive at all. This way you get to an almost SSD-like experience at a fraction of the cost. You get to buy your video card as well.
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Definitely go with the SSD + HDD option. The increased responsiveness and better boot times are well worth it. You might want to shop around for SSDs though as the Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe is I believe a previous generation drive. Newegg has a deal on a current generation SSD, the Corsair Force 3 60GB for $89.99 after MIR.
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How much space do you actually need?

SSDs are great for speed, but the capacity isn't there unless you sacrifice affordability.

Games? FRAPS footage? You may be better served with F3 RAID-0. This is especially true if you don't care about your boot times. (which will go up with RAID, and go down with an SSD)

-> http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...t-f3-1-tb.html

Also, I think most of us here can agree that an SSD is nice, but for a gamer a videocard is essential.
     
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