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ssd's are so much better but it wouldn't make sense to buy more than 60gb of the stuff until the price comes down dramatically....
    
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ssd's are so much better but it wouldn't make sense to buy more than 60gb of the stuff until the price comes down dramatically....
for me since i play games 120GB is barely enough but it works! also i load all my pics and music on a 1tb works perfectly
    
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Also, if you are going to be in a dorm or apartment a nice set of closed headphones a sound card is also a good choice.
Hehehe, already have some AKG K518LEs.

As for the SSD, that sounds cool... but honestly, 80gb for $120 still seems like wayyy too much. Will I boot up Windows in 10 seconds and open up my games in 5?
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Hehehe, already have some AKG K518LEs.

As for the SSD, that sounds cool... but honestly, 80gb for $120 still seems like wayyy too much. Will I boot up Windows in 10 seconds and open up my games in 5?
The speed is actually really great. I find the majority of my booting is my bios and chipset getting going. Maps load quickly as do any programs. 128GB give you enough room for you favorite games and programs. You aren't paying for capacity, but for speed. People who complain about the price per GB compared to a HDD are just being silly. That's like saying you'll pay for a Corvette when it has as much hauling ability as an F-350.

Is it worth it? That depends. Do you hate waiting for programs to open up? The biggest difference I notice is when I type my password to log in to Windows, I can click program icons and open them immediately rather than waiting another 30-45 seconds for everything to load up in the background. Even when my HDD activity is really high from one thing, non related activities are very responsive.

Since you have some nice headphones, now you need a nice sound card.
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Hmmmm... could I get an SSD for around $100-$150 and sell my 4890 on OCN for $120-150, and spend $300 or so on some vidya cards.
Edited by mushrooshi - 3/6/11 at 5:32pm
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