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post #11 of 64
i dont think so. also teh upcomming generation of ssds will have much better price per gb of storage. also since your stuff is rly old i would still go to next gens just to have a good ssd and then somewhere in not so far future it will not stand out in back from rest of your rig.

track the ssd dont boost up games or video encoding but it rly speed up the loading time of everything and OP. the MHz are not so visible then the ssd read speed for common user
post #12 of 64
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Originally Posted by Track View Post
You still have a 680i with a Dual-core conroe.

You're not really going to get a worthwhile performance boost until you buy a new computer.

Spending 200$ on an SSD? Wasteful.
Who are you to say what the man spends his money on. If he wants to spend it on an SSD let him. For all you know he just wants to make his system feel snappy, he might not need anything with balls to the walls PC. If he wants to spend the money on hookers and blow...

Cant go wrong with a Vertex 2, there was a shellshocker deal yesterday for a 64gb c300 for 100$.
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You still have a 680i with a Dual-core conroe.

You're not really going to get a worthwhile performance boost until you buy a new computer.

Spending 200$ on an SSD? Wasteful.
I want to upgrade to a Core i7 system but it will probably be well over a year before I have the extra money to do that since I'll need a new motherboard, CPU, RAM, PSU, and while I'm at it I would be building a custom water loop for the i7.

The $200 I have saved up right now will end up getting spent here and there on little things..probably mostly my wife will spend it, unless I go ahead and buy something with it now.

I'm thinking that I will see a huge increase in performance with this SSD when it comes to boot times, games, etc. I think it will make my rig much more snappy(I guess I'm trying to say instantaneously responsive).

If you disagree, then what would this $200 be best spent on for my rig? I thought about getting together a little more and upgrading to a Q9550, but that would be pointless since I'm planning on doing a complete overhaul to a Core i7 rig within the next year to year and a half.
   
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Who are you to say what the man spends his money on. If he wants to spend it on an SSD let him. For all you know he just wants to make his system feel snappy, he might not need anything with balls to the walls PC. If he wants to spend the money on hookers and blow...

Cant go wrong with a Vertex 2, there was a shellshocker deal yesterday for a 64gb c300 for 100$.
It's called advice. It's in the dictionary.
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post #15 of 64
if you will be upgrading to q9550 you should go for new board. not that your current is not good but it has not best chipset if it comes to ssd. but if you will be changing the board and cpu it will be useless to stay on s775 ;D like i said, go for the upcomming generation and then later upgrade the platform
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It's called advice. It's in the dictionary.
you dont have to get the sb cpu to see the ssd powaa!!. trust me on that. it comes to totaly different area of "speed" of your pc
post #17 of 64
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I want to upgrade to a Core i7 system but it will probably be well over a year before I have the extra money to do that since I'll need a new motherboard, CPU, RAM, PSU, and while I'm at it I would be building a custom water loop for the i7.

The $200 I have saved up right now will end up getting spent here and there on little things..probably mostly my wife will spend it, unless I go ahead and buy something with it now.

I'm thinking that I will see a huge increase in performance with this SSD when it comes to boot times, games, etc. I think it will make my rig much more snappy(I guess I'm trying to say instantaneously responsive).

If you disagree, then what would this $200 be best spent on for my rig? I thought about getting together a little more and upgrading to a Q9550, but that would be pointless since I'm planning on doing a complete overhaul to a Core i7 rig within the next year to year and a half.
I can tell you right now that on Windows 7, it's NOT going to be snappier in a noticeable way. Trust me, I did the same thing with my 680i board.

And it's DEFINITELY not going to be worth your money if you're too tight on it already to buy a new system.

If you're a gamer, sell the 460 and get a 6950.

Otherwise, save it. That's all I can tell you. Nothing else will be nearly worth your while.
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you dont have to get the sb cpu to see the ssd powaa!!. trust me on that. it comes to totaly different area of "speed" of your pc
It's not valuable enough for someone without disposable income to try it.
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post #19 of 64
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What would be the best upgrade for my sig rig right now?

  1. OCZ Vertex 2 90GB with Sandforce 1222 controller.
  2. Intel Q9550 SLB8V E0

I'm hesitant to upgrade to another LGA775 CPU but it will be a long time before I go 1366.

Which one would be more noticeable?

I'm thinking that with decent cooling I should be able to get the E0 Q9550 up to 4.0GHz.

I can buy the used Q9550 for $218.99 and keep in mind it is the newer revision(SLB8V-E0)
   
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My rig is only SATA 3.0Gb/s and I don't plan on upgrading that for some time still. That OCZ Vertex 2 has a SandForce controller thought right?
I fail to see how that negates the benefit of having more money for a better drive (because you waited) that you won't feel the need to replace when you do eventually get a new motherboard. That's exactly what I'm doing. The Vertex 2 does have a SandForce controller, yes.

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since his mobo is old, and only sata 2 that wouldn't make much sence
See above.
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