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post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by keef007 View Post
COD, MOH, Crysis 2. Pretty much like to max out everything. Resolution depends on what monitor I'm hooked into (house has been under renovation) right now I'm playing at 1360x768. Soon to be 1920x1080
For the games you mentioned, your 570 should be able to handle them well. With a SSD you will notice faster load times and general improvement all around. You can get a 570 later when prices fall a little.
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post #12 of 24
I would say get an SSD. It'll change your life.
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post #13 of 24
buy your video card then you got time to save for the new ssd coming out next month
post #14 of 24
SSD, theres no need for an extra card, trust me-unless you like to run metro 2033 all the time.
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post #15 of 24
As far as "future-proofing" goes an SSD will get you more mileage into the future. Video cards seem to come out more often than SSDs do and tend to be obsolete more quicker.
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post #16 of 24
Be careful of these new SandForce controlled SSDs, they're only 25n and are slower and more unreliable then the old 32n drives.
The only way around that now is to try to find some 32n old stock somewhere or get the Crucial C300, as it's still a 32n drive. (for now)
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post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by frankth3frizz View Post
save it for a new board and a cpu D:
Ignore what everyone else said and do this.

Your CPU and Motherboard are massively outdated, you're pummeling money into bottleneck central right here.

GTX570 on a Q6600? You're kidding!
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post #18 of 24
Gtx 570, if your a gamer, that's the best route, my ssds don't do much for me
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post #19 of 24
i vote ssd, i think my daily usage is just so much more comfortable with ssd. i am going to be selling mine to upgrade to the new vertex 2's... so i moved my OS to a raptor... and i am hating it right now!
    
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post #20 of 24
500 for the SSD is not worth it. Get a small one for about $100. The prices are still dropping pretty fast. In the future there will be much faster for cheaper, so don't spend that much now.

SSD's are nice, but if you spend most of your time gaming the video card will be more important (as if one wasn't enough ). I've installed ssd's as boot drives for several computers I've built, I just recently put one in my laptop. Like I said, they're nice and fast but you don't see me running out in a panic to get one for my sig rig . Even the laptop was mostly to save battery life because the stupid hdd never stopped doing random stuff.
Edited by drjoey1500 - 2/15/11 at 12:08am
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