Originally Posted by infected rat
My next upgrade is probably an SSD, I'm so tempted every day to just buy one but they are not cheap... I also find myself checking the prices of the nvidia 400 series rather a bit too often...
Edited you post for content but if you've been reading you know that.
So, don't know if to call you IR, Rat or Infected. I like IR, if it's ok by you.
Oh. Welcome to the CMSSC! Is that what Clee said the initials are? It's great to have yet another intel
user here amongst this rabid pack of AMD guys.
The first part, SSD's. Have you seen the new OCZ product? It come in 100 & 200Gb sizes and claims 250Mb/s reads and 270Mb/s writes, no flip those two numbers. Of course access times are .1ms like most SSD's and the thing that always gets me is 2watts operating and .5 watt standby. If these things were more affordable we'd really reduce dependence on foreign oil!
Of course, so far I've never read anything that says they put a group of people together and checked if they could see the difference in an SSD that has this kind of performance and those that are "slower" like 170Mb/s writes and 220Mb/s reads. I do know that when you put 2 of any of them in Raid0 and boot off them you won't worry about shutting your computer down because to boot it up only takes a minute at the most.
The second part. The Nvidia 400 series. Oh the pain!!! I don't know if you made it through my page long post about video card decisions
but I'm right there with 'ya. If only they can produce enough stock and if only I can wait until the Holiday season sales. If only!!