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Thanks for all the replies guys. I'm definately getting a Crucial M500 (240GB) as soon as possible. But when more money rolls in I'll consider upgrading to Haswell or even Skylake. Who knows.

If you have a platter hdd to back things up to..
2 128GB ssds in RAID 0 would be much faster.
 
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Thanks for all the replies guys. I'm definately getting a Crucial M500 (240GB) as soon as possible. But when more money rolls in I'll consider upgrading to Haswell or even Skylake. Who knows.

If you have a platter hdd to back things up to..
2 128GB ssds in RAID 0 would be much faster.

Even better, get more RAM and use fancycache! It's so fast reading/writing that it basically glitches storage benchmarks.
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If you have a platter hdd to back things up to..
2 128GB ssds in RAID 0 would be much faster.

I'll add to this good comment.

Having a spinner HDD is good but Crucial drives are very very reliable. I run two of them right now with no spinners to speak of and have been for almost 2 years. However I do backup my drives to an external once a month. Backups should be performed whether you have an HDD or an SSD. Furthermore SSD's have a very good life expectancy currently and that's only getting better.

My wife also runs entirely on an SSD in her work laptop and it has been nothing but fantastic. She does however back it up fairly often, so OP just remember to backup but don't live in fear every day. I may sound like a broken record but SSD's are very good currently.
     
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I find it odd that your computer is 2 years old and has a 775 motherboard.
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I find it odd that your computer is 2 years old and has a 775 motherboard.

Why's that?
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Why's that?
Because my computer is 3 years old and has a 1155 motherboard (Asus p8p67 deluxe)
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Why's that?

775 is a end of life socket, unless you bought it prebuilt as new old stock then maybe it's 2 years old. But yes you could have a 2 year old build using an outdated proc.

The socket 775 was introduced in 2004 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CPU_socket but is still widely used and modified today.
     
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The SSD will improve load time of the program and scratch disk performance, beyond that, an SSD will have less benefit than may be anticipated for workflow in Photoshop. A 200MB file can be loaded by a mechanical DISK in about 1 second from a modern 1TB platter, and can be saved in about 1 second as well. A single filter applied to a file of that size could take 3 minutes easily. The differential in workload does not offer much opportunity for the SSD to shine here. Cut the loading time to half a second with the SSD, combine the time it takes to load the file and apply the filter and save the file again, and the SSD only improves the performance of this operation by 1%. The unusual circumstance where an SSD may improve performance of general Photoshop work by more than a few percent would be batch work involving thousands of very tiny files.

From a value perspective for serious Photoshop work, I'd get the CPU side as strong as possible within practicality and plenty of RAM before worrying about the SSD. E3-1230V3+mechanical disk is better than an i5-4XXX/E3-1220V3+SSD for this. If the price point simply needed to be cut from the E3-1230V3, the FX-8320 offers the next logical step down in performance, especially when paired with the GT640. The "middle ground" here with the i5 doesn't offer a guaranteed performance improvement over the FX-8320 all the time, rather, it would trade blows, which gives favor to the FX chip at a lower price point.

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