Hi, and thanks to anybody kind enough to help a noob. I have all the parts for a new build. I think my hard drive bottlenecks me in games especially first person shooters. Since the gigabyte 990fxa is a sata 3 board, I decided to get a sata 3 velociraptor or ssd for the build. It's going to be a gaming only rig with mainly the OS and a few games, antivirus, and a few small programs. I think my hard drive has bottlenecked my performance probably since I started gaming off-console and built a rig. In games some players can change weapons and shoot me much faster than I can switch or draw my weapon. I'm not too concerned about the OS loading really fast, i'd like to be faster in games. Seek time, read/write and sequential are over my head right now. Can anybody tell me which one is better for what I'm trying to accomplish. I'm really overwhelmed by all the articles and forums I've read about this, and have no clue. There are the ssd guys and the hard drive guys and I'm really not competent to know which one to buy. Thanks again to anyone willing to help. I know this question is asked too often, but I think a savvy gamer could answer this from experience.
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12/15/11 at 5:58pm