Originally Posted by CravinR1
In a general use PC the hardware will make no effect on general surfing and running of programs. WoW is not very demanding and I maxed it at 1440x900 with a X2 3600 + 7600 GT 256 back in 2008.
A SSD WILL load programs MUCH faster, and that will make the PC FEEL faster
It will feel
faster, but that's about it. Aside boot times, applications may load a whole .5 - 2 seconds faster but then once they're loaded, they'll still feel as sluggish as before. SSD's are a finisher, when there's other components obviously in need of upgrading, it's pointless to point right toward the finish line and say "GET AN SSD!! SSD!!" unless you actually have a valid reason to utilize it...then he'd have to show them to save their files on this opposite drive (their 1TB) and it becomes more of a hassle for them in the long run...if it's not broke, don't try to fix it.
Also, not to sound rude, what you say about the graphics is irrelevant. Especially since you're comparing a dedicated 7600GT gaming graphics card that is considerably better than an onboard 6150SE integrated graphics solution primarily used for desktop tasks and video playback, however you can do some very mild gaming at very
low resolutions with it. My last video card was a Geforce 6200 256MB which was just a bit better than the 6150SE integrated, it's terrible. Not to mention, the 6150 doesn't even support DX10. If they're using a 17" or greater sized monitor, a dedicated graphics card would be a no brainer upgrade especially since he mentioned some gaming is involved, whether it be WoW or not.
Rather than have stuff just "load faster", the other upgrades mentioned have way more advantages than an SSD could ever provide alone. Sure, if he already had dedicated graphics, a more updated system and was looking to top it off with something extra, the SSD would be a valid option...but in this case, it's a waste of money that could better be spent elsewhere.Edited by Allen86 - 10/31/11 at 4:41pm