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Originally Posted by Asus11 View Post

Well I don't really see the need for a ssd at this time but rog ramdisk is 20x faster than a ssd and can be assigned to games

Assuming you have enough RAM. For the cost of more RAM I would personally just get a fast SSD, benefit in faster boot times where a RAMdisk wouldn't, and load games quickly without having to deal with a RAMdisk. IMO it makes more sense to make a RAMdisk after you have an SSD.

ANYWAYS, on-topic, if I were you and if you bought your EVGA GTX 680 on or after 05/10/2013, I would use EVGA Step-Up to upgrade to a GTX 780 without eating restocking fees from wherever you bought it. The only things you have to pay for are:

1) Shipping
2) The difference in price between a 780 and your 680 PURCHASE-PRICE
3) Possibly an extended warranty ($25) if it's been > 14 days since your purchase and you haven't already registered your card.

This seems like a better deal than paying 15% (Newegg) restocking fees to return your 680, just to buy more expensive card(s). With EVGA Step-Up the process is almost as if you had just bought a GTX 780 right from the start.

And a GTX 780 WILL BE FINE FOR YOU! VIDEO! <- GTX 780 SLI is 3840x2160-level stuff. I have never heard of anybody needing GK110 to get maximum performance on 1440/1600p. Barring M:LL and Crysis 3.
Edited by LeMonarque - 8/8/13 at 11:39am
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I'm sorry but I disagree. For boot times, it is actually night and day, and for loading times too. While that may not contribute to gaming performance directly, the difference in performance when compared to a mechanical HDD is there and as you said, is nice to have.
I completely agree. The boot times are the only thing I miss with a mechanical hdd. But then again, this is somewhat subjective, as not everyone reboots their pc's regularly, but especially when eg. overclocking, the fast boot times are a life saver.
post #33 of 34
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Originally Posted by LeMonarque View Post

Assuming you have enough RAM. For the cost of more RAM I would personally just get a fast SSD, benefit in faster boot times where a RAMdisk wouldn't, and load games quickly without having to deal with a RAMdisk. IMO it makes more sense to make a RAMdisk after you have an SSD.

ANYWAYS, on-topic, if I were you and if you bought your EVGA GTX 680 on or after 05/10/2013, I would use EVGA Step-Up to upgrade to a GTX 780 without eating restocking fees from wherever you bought it. The only things you have to pay for are:

1) Shipping
2) The difference in price between a 780 and your 680 PURCHASE-PRICE
3) Possibly an extended warranty ($25) if it's been > 14 days since your purchase and you haven't already registered your card.

This seems like a better deal than paying 15% (Newegg) restocking fees to return your 680, just to buy more expensive card(s). With EVGA Step-Up the process is almost as if you had just bought a GTX 780 right from the start.

And a GTX 780 WILL BE FINE FOR YOU! VIDEO! <- GTX 780 SLI is 3840x2160-level stuff. I have never heard of anybody needing GK110 to get maximum performance on 1440/1600p. Barring M:LL and Crysis 3.
QFT.
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I completely agree. The boot times are the only thing I miss with a mechanical hdd. But then again, this is somewhat subjective, as not everyone reboots their pc's regularly, but especially when eg. overclocking, the fast boot times are a life saver.
I also enjoy the lowered loading times in games.
Personally, I think that such high-end components deserve an SSD since the OS is held back by the HDDs speeds. But to each his own I guess.
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post #34 of 34
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I don't really see how an SSD is a must ? Does it affect game performance?

Its not a must, if you can afford or feel to need then ok, but i would rather spend all my money on a better gpu thumb.gif
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