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The SSD would be your best choice of the two. Put the games you play most on the SSD. And the ones you dont on your normal drives. Other then fast boot up games loads faster. I have a friend which bought his first SSD and thats was the first thing he notice, is his games loading into matches isntanty and into the game.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Unless you get a very large and exceptionally fast SSD, the only real benefit is slightly faster boot times and a bit quicker application opening.

Also, today's SSDs will be worthless this time next year. A mechanical keyboard will retain most of its value for a decade.
I will probably have the SSD or the keyboard up to 3 years from now, and SSDs are a brand new technology. Not to mention I would only obtain faster boot up times. Still leaning towards the keyboard, but I'm not buying tonight so we'll see.


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The SSD would be your best choice of the two. Put the games you play most on the SSD. And the ones you dont on your normal drives. Other then fast boot up games loads faster. I have a friend which bought his first SSD and thats was the first thing he notice, is his games loading into matches isntanty and into the game.
It would have to be a 60GB, so assuming all my random apps besides Steam plus a 64 bit version of Ultimate would take up about 40, I would have 20GBs left for games. BFBC2 already loads fast though, like instant startup, connect to a server, I'm in, maybe like 2 seconds for map changes. TF2 takes a little longer but that's ok as I don't really play TF2 much anymore.
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Think about what kind of games you play too. I primarily play Black Ops. I put Black Ops onto my SSD, and load a multiplayer match. Sure, I load epically fast, but then I'm stuck at "Waiting for x more players" until everyone else has finished loading.

If you're playing a lot of multiplayer games like Black Ops, it really won't do much for you.
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Think about what kind of games you play too. I primarily play Black Ops. I put Black Ops onto my SSD, and load a multiplayer match. Sure, I load epically fast, but then I'm stuck at "Waiting for x more players" until everyone else has finished loading.

If you're playing a lot of multiplayer games like Black Ops, it really won't do much for you.
I remember that when I played Black Ops, but I don't play it much anymore. Mostly BC2 like I said, and a little of Half Life 2 recently. Obviously I'll be playing Portal 2, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, BF3, and probably Assassins Creed Brotherhood.
    
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post #15 of 19
I agree that both are decent upgrades. The new generation of SSDs is due very soon so unless you plan to wait a few months, buying an SSD with the new ones on the horizon is asking for buyers remorse. As Phaedra has said, a mechanical keyboard will last you a great long while and still be relevant in a few year's time. I really like my SSD and would highly recommend one, though getting anything less than 128GB must be difficult to manage. I would buy the keyboard now and wait for SSD prices to drop or performance to rise.
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post #16 of 19
Gotta say the Keyboard!

Its a great piece of tech that won't be dated until it breaks....

Unless we get thinking controlled! one can only hope.
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post #17 of 19
SSD. Amazing improvement in speed AND sound.


Plus, by the time you save enough money for a mechanical keyboards Filco should be back online in North America. And Leopolds too!


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So which would do my rig better, a nice OCN keyboard which would be about $125 shipped vs an SSD?
The answer to this question is very simple. Which one will increase the performance of your rig? Simple!

If the question is really, which one would make you feel better, then only you know the answer.
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Also, today's SSDs will be worthless this time next year. A mechanical keyboard will retain most of its value for a decade.
That's a bit of an exaggeration. Most good SSDs now will totally saturate a SATA2 connection.

The new generation of SATA3 SSDs has read speeds upwards of 400-500MB/s. Now they aren't completely saturating SATA3 yet, though 550MB/s is about the practical limit so we aren't far off.

I think we are going to see a shift towards higher capacities and lower prices with the next generation of drives (i.e. Intel 4G etc.) rather than such focus on performance now that we are at this level of performance. That's not to say we aren't going to see improvements but when you're at this level of performance, saturating the SATA3 bus is not going to show significant benefits in real-world usage rather than benchmarks compared to the current drives.


That said, if you don't do a lot of multitasking and don't care about load times in games for example, it can be hard to justify the cost of an SSD. On a gaming system, while it can help improve loads, once you're in a game it probably doesn't matter quite so much. On a general workstation where you're doing a lot of things at once, an SSD is a huge benefit. Personally I think adding an SSD makes a huge difference to a system's overall responsiveness, but that's based on my usage patterns. For some people buying an SSD won't make nearly as much of a difference.

I would certainly prefer to get an SSD rather than a new keyboard, but that's not to say there isn't any value in getting yourself a nice mechanical keyboard either.
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