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All right. So I have my rig.
Then I read around and discovered SSD's existed.

Rig:
NZXT Guardian Case
AMD-FX 8150 (No Overclock)
Liquid Cooling
8GB DDR3 1600MHZ Ram
Single Radeon 6850 Card
650 Watt 80+ PSU
1 TB 7,200 RPM HDD
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 Mobo (990FX- Still not sure what this means)

Would an SSD be an advantage?
And is there any way I can get one for under ~$70 that can still run windows?
(I'm short on cash... I went over the $500 budget on my computer by about $400...)
post #2 of 13
In general speed, I have found that it sped up a friend's computer by quite a bit.

Sure is useful.

You could get a 80GB for ~$80 AR, or a ~32GB for roughly $35..

etc.
post #3 of 13
SSD is very good for windows partition and applications.Everything will be so much fast and almost instant.
You could buy a 80 GB SSD and you can use it for Windows partition,you will be amazed how fast it is.
Good luck with picking a good SSD drive.
Cheers!
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10-15sec bootup times and programs loading almost instantly runs cooler, less wattage ,quite the list goes on... IMO stay away from OCZ yes I own one get at least a 64gb for OS/Browser/ misc programs / maybe a game your playing, use a standard HD for misc stuff.
Edited by AMD_Freak - 1/25/12 at 11:36pm
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Would I need Raid to have my 1TB HDD and a SSD?
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Would I need Raid to have my 1TB HDD and a SSD?

Nope just 2 sata ports 1 for SSD 1 for HD

LMAO here is a nice one for another 100.00 to push your budget even further in the holehttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148524
...IMO a SSD is one of the best things you can do to speed up a system I would prolly suggest geting maybe a 500gb HD and a SSD with the money saved that would put you 70.00+30.00 saved from 1TB then at a later date when HD prices drop (really high prices) atm due to Flooding the manf in Taiwan
Edited by AMD_Freak - 1/25/12 at 11:45pm
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Unfortunately I already have the HDD...
Spent about $80 on it. Seemed like a good deal at the time.
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Unfortunately I already have the HDD...
Spent about $80 on it. Seemed like a good deal at the time.

That's ok. Keep the hdd for all your media files and games.

Get a small ssd for your boot drive, 64gb and put your most used programs on it.

A ssd is more often than not, a better performance upgrade than a new processor and ram for everyday tasks.
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