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So I'm building a Media/Gaming center on somewhat of a tight budget.
Buying a Large SSD to hold all the media would definitely kill my budget but I was wondering if I would see significant improvement if I bought a really small SSD. Big enough for the OS and maybe whatever game I'm currently into. (16GB or so), and kept all the media on another TB drive which I already have.
what do you think? Waste of time or would I at least see some improvement?
post #2 of 5
If your budget is tight I say pass. They are expensive and you can spend that money on other parts.
They are great and fast but you won't notice in gaming at all IMO or at least I don't.

I totally impulse bought mine. I was impressed by it but the 50GB probably wasn't worth my hundred dollars. I wasn't on a budget though...
Edited by noahhova - 8/21/11 at 5:28am
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SSD is a luxury item, not a necessity.
post #4 of 5
SSD isnt for a budgett system. Get a larger HDD for your movies or something practical.

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post #5 of 5
I agree with what everyone else said.

If it's a web browsing build, an SSD might fit, since that provides an advantage to the primary task.

But you're planning to use your computer for games, movies, etc.? Knocking the boot time from 60 seconds to 30 seconds is nice, but it takes away from your videocard and storage budget. Don't do it - not for this build.

At the cheapest an SSD takes about $100 from your budget (for a 64GB model) - that could be spent on an extra 1-2TB of space and a slightly better videocard.

Edit: Please fill out your system specs in your profile.
-> http://www.overclock.net/specs.php?do=addsystem
Edited by Kramy - 8/21/11 at 3:21pm
     
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