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post #11 of 18
I love SSD's, but they are sort of a luxury item. If your friend would rather spend money on a better videocard or larger monitor, I can understand that too.
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I think getting a quality 120GB SSD for ~$100 would be the way to go. A good selling point is that it'll improve the performance of his current rig, and will easily carry over to his next one when it's time to upgrade.
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post #13 of 18
Just let him be that guy who doesn't keep up with technology.

If you want to convince him, you should show him a computer with an SSD. He should be able judge from that.
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by NuclearCrap View Post

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.
this

any computer built since SATA II benefits from an SSD

You don't even need that much: $50 for a 64GB Crucial M4 or Samsung 830/840 is enough.

Benefits:
bootup
shutdown
AV updates / downloads/ uploads
File transfers
program loads
Edited by AlphaC - 4/4/13 at 12:23pm
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post #15 of 18
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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

For work yes - 1 min saved x 60 = 1 hr - 2 min x 60 = 2 hr. And so on

Rather spend my money on a better screen, graphics, cpu and ...... if i was tight on a pc build.
post #16 of 18
Don't convince him. An SSD is an absolute must for any enthusiast building a high end rig but if doesn't want to do it who cares, its no loss for you.

I never understood why people try to convince other people to buy this or that thing. With my customer I tell them what they can buy and what that will mean. If they want to cheap out and buy something I don't recommend I put my concerns in writing and make sure they sign it. That way when their cheap solution craps out and they complain to me I can say "Well as you can see from the documentation I recommended you not use this solution".
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Don't convince him. An SSD is an absolute must for any enthusiast building a high end rig but if doesn't want to do it who cares, its no loss for you.

I never understood why people try to convince other people to buy this or that thing. With my customer I tell them what they can buy and what that will mean. If they want to cheap out and buy something I don't recommend I put my concerns in writing and make sure they sign it. That way when their cheap solution craps out and they complain to me I can say "Well as you can see from the documentation I recommended you not use this solution".
This. Exactly this. If your friend needs convincing, he probably won't be happy with it after he buys it, and will forever regret purchasing it.


My first SSD was actually a gift from a friend, and after installing everything, he asked me how I liked it. My response was pretty much "ehhh...". Don't get me wrong though! Over time, I've gotten used to the speed, and could never go back. Now, when asked, I'll always recommend adding an SSD to any build, be it budget or high-end. However, if I had bought the SSD myself, I definitely wouldn't have thought it was worth it (it was a Force 3 90GB for ~$100 at the time I believe).

Like another poster above said, it's just a luxury that not everyone needs. I think the best thing you can do for your friend is do a comparison between your rig and his rig. He will see the difference, but it's up to him to decide whether it's worth the money.
Edited by onoz - 4/5/13 at 10:52am
 
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post #18 of 18
The guy's got a 1600x900 monitor! Absolutely spend money on a decent display first,,,
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