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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 #121 of 851
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Originally Posted by turrican9 View Post
And you people are talking about the cost of an SSD VS harddrives. This is not the point. You use cheap harddrives in addition to your super fast SSD's. A 80GB Intel SSD for OS programs and games are not that expensive. If you can afford expensive CPU's, graphics cards, mem and motherboard, you sure as hell can spend a few dollars on a SSD that will really make your systems perform as they should!
Problem is most people can't afford expensive cpu's, video cards, mem and motherboard! I have to work very hard to even buy the video card.

Not everyone is rich.
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post #122 of 851
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How's it a waste of money, your main components far outperform mine but my PC will makes yours look like a celeron laptop in the early 2000's in windows. If you have money why not buy a 60-120gb and HD for games/storage?
Good point! And this is very true!
    
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post #123 of 851
Speaking for myself, it'd take about a second or two off my loading times in game and I wouldn't pay upwards of eighty euro for that without getting a lot of space to go with it. My 3 year old 4 drive RAID array will do me for a while yet I'd rather spend a hundred quid on a better CPU or graphics card because I only wait a max of five seconds for it to load anyway and it'd piss me off a lot more if my PC couldn't play games when it's actually playing games than if it took slightly longer to load when it isn't. Ignore the sig rig btw, I'm waiting on an i3 board I sent away to come back

Edit: and if I want blistering speeds for stupid money I'll get 16GB of RAM and use 12GB as a RAM drive
Edited by Mike-IRL - 4/20/11 at 7:12am
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post #124 of 851
Because just about the only thing I'd benefit from buying a SSD would be that windows loads faster and some apps start up faster (if I can fit them on the SSD that is)

My games load pretty fast with a SP3 raid setup, and I have room for all of them. I'm terrified even to think about the price I'd have to pay for a SSD that would fit all my installed games 400gb+ and growing.

Other things just take the priority for me here. Yes I want and SSD, but I will rather upgrade to something else for now.
 
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post #125 of 851
cause some people just want better gaming performance, which is why they spend that much on the cpu and gpu in the 1st place, and people who NEED a ssd will get one, and some people just dont care, like me ORRR maybe they dont want to spend money on a ssd??? what kind of idiotic question is that... WHY DONT PEOPLE HAVE SSD's?!?!?!? cmon now
    
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post #126 of 851
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Problem is most people can't afford expensive cpu's, video cards, mem and motherboard! I have to work very hard to even buy the video card.

Not everyone is rich.
Yeah I really don't think an ssd is worth it at all unless you have top end in everything else. Otherwise it will just limit you elsewhere. For people who have the best CPU and graphics card the hdd is kind of the last bottleneck.
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post #127 of 851
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Speaking for myself, it'd take about a second or two off my loading times in game and I wouldn't pay upwards of eighty euro for that without getting a lot of space to go with it. My 3 year old 4 drive RAID array will do me for a while yet I'd rather spend a hundred quid on a better CPU or graphics card because I only wait a max of five seconds for it to load anyway and it'd piss me off a lot more if my PC couldn't play games when it's actually playing games than if it took slightly longer to load when it isn't. Ignore the sig rig btw, I'm waiting on an i3 board I sent away to come back
You don't buy an SSD for games.
post #128 of 851
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People who sit here and are happy with their harddrives, who have not tried SSD's really don't know what their talking about. It is night and day difference. So stop being ignorant.

Besides a 80GB SSD does not cost that much.
    
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post #129 of 851
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Yeah I really don't think an ssd is worth it at all unless you have top end in everything else. Otherwise it will just limit you elsewhere. For people who have the best CPU and graphics card the hdd is kind of the last bottleneck.
I have 3 year old components, and my hard drive was the slowest thing on my PC. What the hell are you talking about with that "unless you have top end in everything else" nonsense.
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you guys do realize that in prob 2-3 years SSDs will be phasing out HDDs and this debate, argument or whatever this is, will be pretty humourous.
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