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Poll Results: Should a enthusiast system in 2011 consist of a SSD amongst the other great hardware?

 
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post #11 of 851
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Originally Posted by De-Zant;13200315 
A balanced system is more difficult to upgrade later on.

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post #12 of 851
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Originally Posted by turrican9;13200320 
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If you are on a budget, building a rig, but can get more funds later on, balancing is a bad idea.

I'd rather take a build with an i7 and intergrated graphics if I can get a proper GPU a month down the road than a system with an athlon x2 and a HD4350
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post #13 of 851
Uhh...how about HDD's suck..and they are no fun? Thats reason enough for me not to want 1x
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post #15 of 851
Because when it comes to gaming, you don't need an SSD?
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post #16 of 851
Quote:
Originally Posted by turrican9;13200320 
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It's true. Say your system is perfectly balanced, what would you upgrade next? If you upgrade one thing, you're still missing the rest for a balanced system. Also, as De-Zant said, you might get a far better system by getting a system lacking in one department and then saving up for the rest.

Anyway, since this is aimed at me:
An SSD is actually a high priority for me right now, but I don't feel like buying one right now, mostly because I don't like blowing a lot of money at once. I'd rather spread it over a year, even if it's the same amount of money I spend (yes, it's just a bias). I'm planning that my next upgrade will be an SSD and then GPU's when the next gen comes out. My CPU won't bottleneck even 2 of the fastest GPU's on the planet, so I won't have to upgrade that in a long time. Then I might go for an Eyefinity/Surround setup and then I might get some better audio equipment.

It's not because I don't want the other things, I just got an i5 because my old C2D was horribly outdated and bottlenecking me in almost all my games. It was a far more significant upgrade than an SSD (especially because an SSD would have little effect on anything but load times in games), so it was the logical step.
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post #17 of 851
Well I kind of agree with you. After I bought my SSD I noticed a huge performance increase. Yet it bothered me that I only had 64GB so I have like 30 after windows install to play with. Went through that really REALLY quick. Thought it would be a good option to pick up another and raid them. WOW talk about fast, had a little more space again blew through that space in no time. Personally I love the speed increase but the size to price ratio is just way to high. The speed increase to me is not worth the hassle of configuring all my software paths, confirming drive space, moving games/applications back anf forth. Or maybe I will just buy a couple more smile.gif
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My only bottleneck is my keyboard...is that even a bottleneck laugher.gif
    
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post #19 of 851
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Originally Posted by De-Zant;13200244 
Why do people buy expensive computers but don't get more than a crappy TN panel?

Why do people buy expensive computers but have crap audio equipment?

Why do people buy expensive computers but use regular HDDs?

Why do people buy expensive computers but buy a crappy keyboard and mouse?



Because they just don't care. That's why. To them, it's not important. Let them have fun with their setup while you have fun with yours

This. Even though it doesn't make much sense to me either, it's just the way things are.
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post #20 of 851
SSD is not really a gamer-centric benefit. However, SSD really help out in general productivity apps. So much faster opening programs, scanning anti-virus, etc. It gives the computer a nice, snappy feel. Less lag doing stuff in Windows.

On a notebook, a SSD would make even more sense. Better battery life and no need to worry about hard drive shock.
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