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post #11 of 24
An SSD may not affect frame rate directly, but everything loading faster and responding quicker is a nice addition to any computer. CFX wouldn't be bad, but if you haven't used an SSD before, it will be a much more noticeable difference.
 
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post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post

HDMI isn't an upgrade from DVI.

This. Depending on your display it is a lateral move at best. DVI supports higher resolutions than HDMI.

As for SSD vs CrossFire - you said that you're happy with your single 6850. If that is the case, get an SSD. If you want more graphics power to max more games then get the second video card.
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post #13 of 24
the ssd will increase your whole system speed you will boot up in less than 20sec you wont ever have to wait for Virus protection or aim/MSN to pop up every program will launch in a split second your computer would ever hardly freeze due to your SDD speed. i reccomend you got for a ssd CF can wait since 7xxx and 6xx are around the corner
post #14 of 24
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I should also throw in that my monitor is like 6 years old so still running dvi... Maybe upgrade to HDMI? Lol

HDMI and DVI is pretty much the same thing, but another connector,
If i were you i would get another Graphics card, the only thing the ssd will do is shorten the boot of windows, and shorten the load times of games, which arent all that long anymore these days.
the only game i like to play from the ssd is BF3 cause its loads significantly faster.

but my 2cents : get Crossfire graphics biggrin.gif
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post #15 of 24
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Wouldn't the contrast ratio and response time be better on a newer monitor? I'm prob gunna do a second 6850 because Iv always wanted to Try crossfire. And my current card is beast OC'd , get 70-100fps on sc2 on ultra. Computer only takes 16 seconds to boot as is
post #16 of 24
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the only thing the ssd will do is shorten the boot of windows, and shorten the load times of games, which arent all that long anymore these days.

Actually, if you do some digging you'll find an article that proved an SSD can actually improve your gaming graphics. No, that wasn't a typo. They actually proved that some games use texture fillers in order to prevent slowdowns that can occur and they showed that an SSD was fast enough to allow all of the graphic loading. Sounds crazy, but read up on it and you'll see that it's legit.
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post #18 of 24
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im sure you'll hear a lot of SSD in this thread.
take my word, get the crossfire. you wont notice the effect on SSD on gaming or simple photo editing.



this.

if you are gaming, or do alot of gpu heavy stuff, xfire ftw.
ssd benefits your whole system on a whole, but little to none effects on games besides "load times"
post #19 of 24
i vote for ssd over xfire..cuz ..dual-gpu=headaches..ssd =win! (don't get anything with a sandforce controller) i'm on ..ggrr..a p4 northwood @ 3.5 and i boot windows in like ..15 seconds with a crucial m4..imo..get a crucial m4 now..even 64 gb..and wait for the new release/price drop..i have read that those are some of the best-scaling xfire cards..
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post #20 of 24
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I went with the new mobo / cooler / second 6850 , and of course the 2700k. I work at a retail company , so the SSD might come up on deals for the next 6 months or so. Im also pretty patient. I wanted to future proof my build and really love the video card i have no. CF is something i always wanted to do , if its not what i want ill sell and take a little bit of a hit. But for now i think its the right move. CF drivers keep getting better and better so i hope i made the right move.
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