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Would swapping from a regular hdd to an ssd improve gaming?

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Still trying to decide whether I should go ssd. My main concern (and only taxing thing I do on my pc) is gaming. Would swapping from a regular hdd to an ssd improve gaming? What kind of fps are we talking if so? Boot / Load times don't mean much to me (lol don't kill me).
    
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Sorry dude, I can't guarantee any significant gain in FPS

SSDs are GREAT for system responsiveness, system startup and game LOAD times (only if its installed on the SSD)
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Sorry dude, I can't guarantee any significant gain in FPS

SSDs are GREAT for system responsiveness, system startup and game LOAD times (only if its installed on the SSD)
lol nothing to be sorry about. ssd's not improving gaming would save me an extra $120'ish to spend on an even more expensive gpu once next gen comes out anyway, lol. I would however spend that $120 now if it means a boost in gaming / fps.
    
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lol nothing to be sorry about. ssd's not improving gaming would save me an extra $120'ish to spend on an even more expensive gpu once next gen comes out anyway, lol. I would however spend that $120 now if it means a boost in gaming / fps.
Yeaa I hear ya! Good idea, put it all into a kick ass graphics card.
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Having an SSD isnt about FPS gain its about having a computer that responds instantly.
    
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As I understand, an SSD will reduce frame rate drops, because it pretty much never has trouble accessing the game's memory, unlike an HDD.

I've yet to fully put that to the test though, since I just got my M4 yesterday. :3
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I was just reading toms-hardware on this very subject. From personal experience, a SSD will Greatly speed up load times and when the game as to fetch data from disk. I see a nice ass gain in most MMO's when I am the first person to load into a zone before my friends do
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Most noticeably, an SSD would improve gaming performance in games that load as you play like MMOs with open worlds or other games that don't load all data to RAM when you load a level [GTAIV and Just Cause 2 come to mind].
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Most noticeably, an SSD would improve gaming performance in games that load as you play like MMOs with open worlds or other games that don't load all data to RAM when you load a level [GTAIV and Just Cause 2 come to mind].
Right. It all depends on the game, but even in the games that take the most advantage of SSD's, the performance increase isn't that great. It'll help you with (as many people have said) load times and games in which you have to load content on-demand (such as flying around in WoW, where you have to load Terrain from HDD/SSD as fast as possible). Games where you don't have to load content as fast (FPS, RTS) the performance difference in-game is almost non-existant.
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