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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 #201 of 851
SSD do help load and boot times, however a fast processor stills show its colors while in a system with a HDD.

The load times won't really increase when you are on the HDD [because of the reading bottleneck], however once a game or software loads it is in the ram for the most part (it can obviously vary form software to software).

The ram will operate much faster than the HDD. The CPU will move the information to the varies computer components (audio card, gpu, etc). The load isn't being placed on the HDD, so you won't really notice any lag due to the HDD.

Hard drives are still the best bang for your buck. The price per gigabyte is FARRRR lower than that of a SSD. Until they develop the SSD technology enough to drop the prices, I am not personally inclined to have an SSD for anything more than a boot drive.
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post #202 of 851
I agree that it will be much faster.
But most people have a tight pc budget..

When used for gaming, id rather have more FPS in game, then faster loading times..

It just depends on your personal budget and what you want to use the pc for.
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post #203 of 851
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Is what I have. You edit the post while I was typing?
Oh, I made another post after that, making myself more clear.
Think you didn't see it.
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post #204 of 851
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Ok, not being an ass, however I have no idea how a ssd would help out my 3 2600k/2500k, 1090t, and i7-870 setups. If someone could give me some examples, I'd appreciate it and rep you.

Both my 2600k are for folding only, they don't even have keyboards attached to them at the moment.

The 2500k is in my htpc, p67 motherboard with a 4670 graphic card. I'd switch the gpu with a 570 or 460 if I can figure out how to fix to the overscan problem I'm having. There doesn't seem to be an option in the tv settings. So I went with the only fix I know of, going amd/ati over nvidia. Probably won't game on this one, see next setup.

i7-870 is my internet computer, the only games I played in the last two months are Zombie Farm, Zombie Cafe, and Smurf's Village (don't ask) and those aren't even on the pc.

The 1090t might end up as a 30tb server for my files in the near future.

Thank you in advance.
Don't worry, you will surely be ignored by the OP.
post #205 of 851
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At least learn some basic grammar if you're going to run around calling people ignorant.
    
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post #206 of 851
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Lol! Another ignorer! No matter what you use your PC for, it will be night and day using an SSD VS Harddrive
I use my PC to heat my room...
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post #207 of 851
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Lol! Another ignorer! No matter what you use your PC for, it will be night and day using an SSD VS Harddrive
No, it won't. Period. The only things that will be quicker will be load times, and even then it's only the load times of things you can fit on the tiny ass SSD. They're USELESS for many people at current prices.
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post #208 of 851
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Bleh. No interest in SSDs. The price-to-storage ratio is ridiculous at the moment and I probably won't get any until I can grab a 500GB or larger SSD for ~$100. I sell PCs on the side all the time and have dealt with maybe 3 SSDs. I'm not amazed by the performance difference. I'm not denying that they're faster, I'm just not impressed at all when considering how much they cost how much they hold.

Because it is not just about price-to-storage.... it is also about price-to-performance.

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No, it won't. Period. The only things that will be quicker will be load times, and even then it's only the load times of things you can fit on the tiny ass SSD. They're USELESS for many people at current prices.
Wrong.

SSD provide better write and read times. Databases fly on a SSD due to the I/O. Have you ever had an application freeze up your PC for 1-3s while the HDD was active? SSDs reduce this.
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Lol! Another ignorer! No matter what you use your PC for, it will be night and day using an SSD VS Harddrive
nice trolling there
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I geuss it just depends on what you use the pc for.
That guess is pretty accurate...

An i7 with HT will kill a C2Q in cpu intensive activities regardless of the HD...

I'd love to see the C2Q SSD system run a 6 pass CCE encode faster than my i7 SATA system....

SSD's are great tech, will be my next purchase... But I will never not be 100% satisfied I moved from 775 C2Q to an i7 regardless of how many of these posts I read of someone trying to justify them still running a 775 sytem..
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