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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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    Yes!!!
  • 35% (38)
    No...
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post #21 of 851
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Originally Posted by Izvire;13200358 
Because when it comes to gaming, you don't need an SSD?


No you do not. Most people are more worried about the bottleneck between their cpu and gpu. A solid state is not necessary at all. Yes windows boots quick and is very responsive and load times are great on apps but for benchmarkers, it's not nearly as important.
post #22 of 851
Im guilty of this. My HDD is pretty descent though: SATA 3.0, 64mb cache. In my defense I am certainly getting an SSD when windows 8 comes out, they just cost too much per gb right now in my opinion.
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i agree op - both my dad and brother own sandybridge setups Dad has 2600 and brother has the i5 2500 neither have ssds yet i have (a cheap) ssd with my phenom setup. They really are great and i would like to purchase a significantly bigger drive sometime soon (atleast 256 gb)
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post #24 of 851
SSD's are for the birds.

"hurry and spend your money on diminished storage capacity, that boots winblows faster" ..
post #25 of 851
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Originally Posted by UsedPaperclip View Post
No you do not. Most people are more worried about the bottleneck between their cpu and gpu. A solid state is not necessary at all. Yes windows boots quick and is very responsive and load times are great on apps but for benchmarkers, it's not nearly as important.
An example is Fallout 3. The Game world takes about 2 seconds to load with a good SSD. While a harddrive uses 20 - 30 seconds.

Also there are almost no stuttering due to harddrive loading when inside the 3D world in Fallout 3, when using SSD.

Again

    
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post #26 of 851
Because it will not improve your FPS in games..

Because it will not encode for you faster..

Because they are not there for show..

Because they are too expensive for storage they offer..

Because you cannot overclock a SSD to 5GHz+..

SSD?? Nooo give me a Sandy Bridge 4 sure..

CHEERS..
     
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post #27 of 851
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
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

op's point was bottlenecks, and a bottleneck is a bottleneck no matter how inexpensive your system is.

all i can say is, dont bottleneck


ps. bottleneck
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post #28 of 851
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Becouse it will not improve your FPS in games..

Becouse it will not encode for you faster..

Becouse they are not there for show..

Becouse they are too expensive for storage they offer..

Becouse you cannot overclock a SSD to 5GHz+..

SSD?? Nooo give me a Sandy Bridge 4 sure..

CHEERS..
Lol! A sure comment from a guy who have not experienced an SSD
    
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post #29 of 851
wow ur able to regurgitate pretty good stuff.. but provide 1x example of how its beneficial.. OK.

*Your like the poster-child for SSD's now, because a game loads fast! COOL.
post #30 of 851
I'll never use anything but an ssd for my os and games drive. I'd feel terrible if i had to use velocitaptors as an os or game drive. I feel the same way about monitors. I see tons of nice rigs with great cpu overclocks and nice video cards, water cooled, etc ..........but they are looking at it on a tiny 23 or 24 inch monitor and gaming at 1080p. 1080p is for movies and consoles!!
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