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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 #221 of 851
Seems to me from posts I'm reading that it's exactly like I said. People are confusing their own lack of money with what will boost performance.

I'm not rich either - I didn't add a great graphics card to my system until 6 months after I built it because I'm not rich and was running a 4850 till 3 weeks ago. But I didn't complain that I could still play games on my 4850 so a new graphics card would be a waste of money.

The logic used against buying an SSD could be used for any part of the system that increases performance. Why have more than 4GB of RAM for instance? I bet we can find some anti-SSD people who have 16GB of RAM and only use it to watch porn and play games. Please explain to me your logic.
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post #222 of 851
This thread is stupid.

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post #223 of 851
BTW, for the average computer user (mom and dad) on a recent computer.... they rarely (if ever) use 100% of their CPU, RAM, or GPU. Their bottleneck is the HDD. When they complain the computer is slow.... they are complaining about the HDD in most cases (even if you or they don't know it).
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ssd's only help with load times etc REALLY. but dont gain any real in game perf.
     
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post #225 of 851
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Originally Posted by NitroNarcosis View Post
I'm not seeing where it said that, but hell good luck with that.

A select few stated they upgraded their C2Ds with SSD in favor of buying an i7...

I can see that reasoning...it's cheaper to eliminate a bottleneck then to upgrade CPU/Mobo
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Sata the technology of the bus, not a peripheral.
I knew someone would point that out...Thank you...


I think he is just frustrated...
post #227 of 851
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
BTW, for the average computer user (mom and dad) on a recent computer.... they rarely (if ever) use 100% of their CPU, RAM, or GPU. Their bottleneck is the HDD. When they complain the computer is slow.... they are complaining about the HDD in most cases (even if you or they don't know it).
It's a valid reason, but 90% of the time, people you describe purchase a computer equipped with a dual or more platter drives as an OS drive when, on the flipside, a single platter drive can perform better but have less storage capacity. (Unless you're Samsung with 1tb per platter).

SSD's are too early to be "adapted" into computers. Cost per GB is just too high. And the OP still hasnt SOLD the idea of owning an SSD to me. He's just randomly flaming those who oppose him.

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post #228 of 851
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Originally Posted by Sircles View Post
ssd's only help with load times etc REALLY. but dont gain any real in game perf.

SSDs help with disk access in general. Everything accesses the disk.


They do help in games with large maps where data is loaded during the game.


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It's a valid reason, but 90% of the time, people you describe purchase a computer equipped with a dual or more platter drives as an OS drive when they can have a single platter drive with better performance.
While platters matter in performance.... I think you mean to talk about areal density which matters more.

However, increases in HDD areal density only improve performance be a percentage points (10-40%). SSDs improve performance on an order of magnitude (1000%-20000%).
Edited by DuckieHo - 4/20/11 at 7:56am
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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.
Not in the past 3 years, no. Can't say I have.
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BTW, for the average computer user (mom and dad) on a recent computer.... they rarely (if ever) use 100% of their CPU, RAM, or GPU. Their bottleneck is the HDD. When they complain the computer is slow.... they are complaining about the HDD in most cases (even if you or they don't know it).
Excactly! Very true! I've upgraded old computers for regular people claiming their computers was slow. And it was due to their old harddrives.

After I upgraded to SSD's they were shocked at how fast their computers got!
    
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