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post #21 of 53
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buy this.
build it.
?????
profit.
Not bad.
post #22 of 53
I walked into PC world. They have a Gaming PC section.

Duocore E6600
Stock cooling
Acer case
19" screen
8GB memory
ATI 5450
They wanted £1600 for it. Now look at my computer and it cost £1300!
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post #23 of 53
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buy this.
build it.
?????
profit.

that hard drive isn't even 7200 rpm it's only 5400
post #24 of 53
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that hard drive isn't even 7200 rpm it's only 5400
No big deal on the storage drive when there's an SSD for the OS. Next 2TB 7200rpm I'd recommend hits $170. Though there's always the option of dual 1TB drives at ~110 or so.
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post #25 of 53
ssd WOULD be the best option but the one you have is only 64gb.... not even enough to worry about
Edited by phantasmor - 4/12/11 at 11:31am
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ssd WOULD be the best option but the one you have is only 64gb.... not even enough to worry about
I'm not really following. 64GB is plenty for an OS SSD. 5400rpm is plenty for a storage drive.
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post #27 of 53
i was thinking like this: you put things on the ssd to make the seek time shorter.... and with gaming that can mean much shorter load times..... my games take up more than 80 gigs.... and if i was going to get a ssd i would install my OS AND my games on it, i hate the load times in certain games...... especially on the 5400rpm drive on my laptop
Edited by phantasmor - 4/12/11 at 11:51am
post #28 of 53
Well in my opinion, SSD's are prohibitively expensive to use for more than an OS drive with your favorite couple games on it. Think about it this way - 10GB for OS and basic software install leaves 54ish GB for games = 7 games (assuming an average of 7GB per game)

Sounds like plenty to me.
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post #30 of 53
I would say an 120GB SSD would be better if you were planning on installing all your programs on it.
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