Originally Posted by milkmanmoose
Out of curiosity, for overall better gaming and system performance, should i get a SSD drive first, or a 3870 x 2? Also benchmark wise could my chipset be the one bottlenecking me? i have the 770 north bridge but the 790 is best.
I wouldn't even consider getting a SSD at the moment--they're very overpriced, and it's not proven just how long they'll last. Their read/write speeds aren't impressive, and the only thing they have going for them is their low seek times--but when you're loading a game, you don't care about seek times as opposed to read speeds. Besides, for gaming "performance," the HD you have won't really affect much--the only time you'd really have to rely on the HD for gaming is before you actually start playing, when the levels and game data are being loaded into the RAM from the HD (in which case, the faster the better)--but after that, you're dependent on your CPU, RAM, and gfx card.