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If your a gamer, you should not even care about an SSD if you have a fast CPU/Raptor etc...Anyone who isnt running SLI and has an SSD wasted their money as my system is just as fast as anyone elses here but I spent much less, Waiting an extra 10 seconds for the computer to boot up and maybe another 10 seconds for a level to start up is just plain stupid.
Id rather wait for the newest SSD technology plus larger sizes at cheaper prices to appear before my Raptor is replaced. The biggest benefits from SSD's are experienced in laptops.
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If your a gamer, you should not even care about an SSD if you have a fast CPU/Raptor etc...Anyone who isnt running SLI and has an SSD wasted their money as my system is just as fast as anyone elses here but I spent much less, Waiting an extra 10 seconds for the computer to boot up and maybe another 10 seconds for a level to start up is just plain stupid.
Id rather wait for the newest SSD technology plus larger sizes at cheaper prices to appear before my Raptor is replaced. The biggest benefits from SSD's are experienced in laptops.
Maybe you're content with waiting another 10 seconds (or maybe you've just never experienced SSD speed), but I'd MUCH rather the responsiveness of an SSD over a second GPU (assuming I already have one capable of running games at respectable settings).
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My steam game files alone are 300 gigs. And that's not even half of my games.

When $300 will allow me to put EVERYTHING (except for pics, other storage items), then I'll shell out the big bucks.

Until then, a small 60-120 GB boot drive will do. But you gotta be drinking some major kool-aid if you think the small boot drive is working wonders and making you ***bbq allt he time.
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Until it is cheaper than a HDD counterpart of the same disc space, I will not get even one.
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Until it is cheaper than a HDD counterpart of the same disc space, I will not get even one.

Sorry, but that statement is crazy. You expect the Ferrari to be cheaper than a Yugo? Not happening, until HDD's are defunct and there is something faster than SSD's.
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If your a gamer, you should not even care about an SSD if you have a fast CPU/Raptor etc...Anyone who isnt running SLI and has an SSD wasted their money as my system is just as fast as anyone elses here but I spent much less, Waiting an extra 10 seconds for the computer to boot up and maybe another 10 seconds for a level to start up is just plain stupid.
Id rather wait for the newest SSD technology plus larger sizes at cheaper prices to appear before my Raptor is replaced. The biggest benefits from SSD's are experienced in laptops.
Maybe if you are playing online games 24/7. But no way in hell I'd take SLI over an SSD.

Overall system performance > a few extra FPS.
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lol how do u get a few extra fps from Sli? Are u silly? Are u bitter u bought an overpriced gpu? It will be pretty sad that u paid more for that single GPU and u prob wont be able to run battlefield 3 single player completely maxed out yet for the same amount I will....U do realize getting a 2nd GPU gives u 80-90% improvement which equates to a whole lot more than just a few fps....
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imho I say get a ssd if it fits your budget. If it doesn't then don't get one. But don't go bashing ssd because you can't afford it. You shouldn't bash something unless you tried it.
Its like saying you don't like a lambo because it cost so much but if your never driven one you can't say that now. The guy who does drive one know why it cost so much.
Maybe those people that are hating on ssd should go out and get a small one a try.
That is my 2 cents
PS if I am,going build another system I will forsure get a ssd as my boot drive but I will use hhd for my storage .

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So article is pretty much a series of benchmarks where an SSD is likely to pull out in front. The argument is pointless as it depends on personal usage, opinion, and experience. Some people like the change, some don't notice a difference, and some haven't even tried anything. I don't understand how it's so hard to accept...

I need capacity and sequential read/writes which is why I continue to avoid solid state drives...cause ~400GB are still too expensive. I'm sure the access times are wonderful on solid state drives...but my next upgrade will be two GTX580 Classified first since my 600GB Velociraptor RAID-0 is still great for my own usage.

Oh well...I find these posts hilarious so feel free to keep me entertained before this thread gets closed.
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lol how do u get a few extra fps from Sli? Are u silly? Are u bitter u bought an overpriced gpu? It will be pretty sad that u paid more for that single GPU and u prob wont be able to run battlefield 3 single player completely maxed out yet for the same amount I will....U do realize getting a 2nd GPU gives u 80-90% improvement which equates to a whole lot more than just a few fps....
Only reason he paid more is because you bought (used?) old cards. I'll gladly turn a few settings down a notch if it means I have an SSD boot drive.
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