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Depends what game you are playing. SSD is really nice for MMOs, but doesn't really make a difference for a game like bf3
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Originally Posted by FlyingNugget View Post

Depends what game you are playing. SSD is really nice for MMOs, but doesn't really make a difference for a game like bf3

So it might be better to grab a pair of 1TB WD Blues, RAID 0 them, and then shortstroke the array down to 500-750GB and use them remaining 1.25-1.5TB for other stuff. The outer half or so of those drives can sustain 150MB/s, and in RAID 0, they can hit well over 300MB/s, or "nearly SSD" territory. Just make sure you have a decent back-up in place, but they're single platter drives and should be fine if you don't order from Newegg.
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depending on how many games you have, is a 128GB SSD gonna be big enough..?
I just use the SSD for my OS and still run Steam and other games off my HDD.
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