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I'm trying to convince a friend of mine to get an SSD for his build, but he insists that an SSD isn't worth it, and he'd rather spend the money on something else, like a bigger screen.

Here's his build:
i7 920
GTX 260
ASUS Motherboard (not sure what)
6 GB RAM
500 GB HDD
Lian Li Case
Seasonic 650W PSU
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Card Reader
20" Monitor (1600x900)

I'm thinking if he had a 60-64GB Samsung 840 SSD, it'd make his life so much better. tongue.gif He uses the computer mainly for photo editing, and an SSD would be nice for the OS as well as some often used programs. What do you guys think? Also, his CPU+GPU are under water with only a 120MM rad, which I think I've convinced him to upgrade to at least a 240MM rad for better heat dissipation.
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Tell him that game load times can be many times higher with a HDD over a SSD and if he wants to stare at load screens for minutes he is welcome to use a HDD

Same deal with programs Windows and almost everything else they load many times faster with SSD´s Vs HDD´s
Edited by shilka - 4/4/13 at 10:06am
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Tell him that game load times can be many times higher with a HDD over a SSD and if he wants to stare at load screens for minutes he is welcome to use a HDD

Same deal with programs Windows and almost everything else they load many times faster with SSD´´s Vs HDD´s
Well, they're so cheap now to get an SSD that I'm thinking I might have to just buy him one and put it in his machine for him. wink.gif
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post #4 of 18
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Well, they're so cheap now to get an SSD that I'm thinking I might have to just buy him one and put it in his machine for him. wink.gif

Dont tell him and let him have a shock when his PC boots up in seconds
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It's hard to convince people of SSD by reasoning theoretically. The easiest way is to bring that person to a store, and show the difference between an ULV i3 laptop with a full SSD, and an i7 desktop with only HDD.
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post #6 of 18
tell him it will give him magical powers. works for me all the time.

otherwise just let him use a pc with one and compare it to a system without.
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tell them their WEI will go to 11 biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by cam51037 View Post

I'm trying to convince a friend of mine to get an SSD for his build, but he insists that an SSD isn't worth it, and he'd rather spend the money on something else, like a bigger screen.

Here's his build:
i7 920
GTX 260
ASUS Motherboard (not sure what)
6 GB RAM
500 GB HDD
Lian Li Case
Seasonic 650W PSU
DVD Burner
Card Reader
20" Monitor (1600x900)

I'm thinking if he had a 60-64GB Samsung 840 SSD, it'd make his life so much better. tongue.gif He uses the computer mainly for photo editing, and an SSD would be nice for the OS as well as some often used programs. What do you guys think? Also, his CPU+GPU are under water with only a 120MM rad, which I think I've convinced him to upgrade to at least a 240MM rad for better heat dissipation.

I agree with him! Rather have the best visuals then speeding up my life by a few seconds sdd's are not a necessity biggrin.gif
post #9 of 18
Eh, my folding rig isn't like some useless slowpoke with a HDD in it. SSD's are nice but far from necessary. I have a Force 3 in my main rig and its definitely nice for boot times and game loading but its not like games and programs take hours on my folding rig to load. I'd definitely choose a quality monitor over an SSD personally...
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by cam51037 View Post

Well, they're so cheap now to get an SSD that I'm thinking I might have to just buy him one and put it in his machine for him. wink.gif

This!

I put an SSD in the personal rig I built for my boss. Now, the company is paying to get everyone's work machine setup with an SSD! biggrin.gifthumb.gif
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