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next friday i plan on buying 2x 120gb SSD, 1 for windows and 1 for games.

wondering if these are good or bad:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239049
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They are good, my friend opted for the hyper x 5k as it's rated to last longer. However, note that SSDs will not benefit your gaming. I suggest one SSD for the OS and a HHD to store your files and your games.
 
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They are good, my friend opted for the hyper x 5k as it's rated to last longer. However, note that SSDs will not benefit your gaming. I suggest one SSD for the OS and a HHD to store your files and your games.

I thought it helps with load times and increases performance a bit? From what I read browsing around anyways
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when he says it wont help gaming performance, he means FPS wise. it WILL help load times.
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Nothing that is very noticeable. Yes, you may need to wait a split second more to load up the next map in a game but when gaming no difference.
 
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I have it on my new rig and abolutley love it, but I agree with Gunerman. Its amazing for windows, just a waste as a second drive. If your worried about the speed of your drives, i would recommend something along the lines of 2 HDD in raid 0
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Nothing that is very noticeable. Yes, you may need to wait a split second more to load up the next map in a game but when gaming no difference.


yeah thats what i meant XD faster loading times,this is my 1st pc build so still pretty new. mostly playing BF3/Witcher2/Skyrim etc and mmo's. have to finish build before going all out buying more games to play lol
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I've got 2 120GB 3K's in raid0 and it's very nice. I've got a few games installed on it (GW2, BF3, BL2, + a couple more) and still have 126GB of free space. All my other steam/origin games are installed on my 1.5TB drive.

The games that I have on my SSD's do load quite a bit faster when on my SSD then when they are on my HDD, and textures do load a tad bit faster, nothing crazy though. For other hardware I've got a GTX670 and i5 2500k @ 4.7ghz hope this helps.
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next friday i plan on buying 2x 120gb SSD, 1 for windows and 1 for games.
wondering if these are good or bad:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239049

im planing to do the same, just with raid0 for a read/write speed of 1.1GB/s.. u should think about that ^^
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