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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!!!
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    No...
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post #231 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).
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I would +rep Duckie if it was possible.
You can. You just gotta know how
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Not in the past 3 years, no. Can't say I have.
lol you have never played a PC game then...***** happens all the time...

good example...CoD:BO I would click to by a contract I would lose the game for about 8 seconds...new SSD it still happens ,but it is more like a half a second skip.

Bad coding, piss poor game I know, but it sure must have been something being read off the HDD, since it is reduced with a SSD.
Edited by NitroNarcosis - 4/20/11 at 7:59am
post #234 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).
I agree with this. The only reason I'm arguing against SSDs is that the OP specifically asked people for the reason why I wouldn't want one. The SSD isn't as useful as other improvements for the same price when gaming, 2D or 3D benching excluding HDD benches. It is more useful when it's intended for things that will actually depend on the speed of the HDD, especially the speed during smaller file operations. The OP doesn't take answers to his questions well
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post #235 of 851
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lol you have never played a PC game then...***** happens all the time...
I game every day.

I don't have random AV scans and other nonsense going on while I game. Why do -you-?
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post #236 of 851
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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!

I have simply wiped their old IDE HD's and did a fresh install of windows and got the same response...
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post #237 of 851
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I agree with this. The only reason I'm arguing against SSDs is that the OP specifically asked people for the reason why I wouldn't want one. The SSD isn't as useful as other improvements for the same price when gaming, 2D or 3D benching excluding HDD benches. It is more useful when it's intended for things that will actually depend on the speed of the HDD, especially the speed during smaller file operations. The OP doesn't take answers to his questions well
Believe me, the SSD will affect your general performance greatly. No matter what you use your computer for. As long as you use Windows. Both for general use, gaming or whatever.

Don't forget, everything you load, you store in your harddrive/SSD. And the faster it loads, the more snappier your system will be.
    
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post #238 of 851
IMO they aren't essential. You can get by with a decent traditional HDD. Price also plays a big part.

More of a luxury than a necessity.
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I have simply wiped their old IDE HD's and did a fresh install of windows and got the same response...
^^ this FTW!

When SSD's let go,its terminal from what little i have seen. HDD's tend to be more recoverable....which is good,i have been collecting obscure pr0n for some time and dont want to lose it all....
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post #240 of 851
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I agree with this. The only reason I'm arguing against SSDs is that the OP specifically asked people for the reason why I wouldn't want one. The SSD isn't as useful as other improvements for the same price when gaming, 2D or 3D benching excluding HDD benches. It is more useful when it's intended for things that will actually depend on the speed of the HDD, especially the speed during smaller file operations. The OP doesn't take answers to his questions well
Though it's an improvement nonetheless?

The main reason against them I'm seeing in this thread is "they are too expensive". Surely then that point is not that SSD does not offer an improvement, it's just that you can't or won't pay for the improvement.

It's the same as people who pay £100 extra for a graphics card that will give 5fps more on one of the latest games than the cheaper one. Why buy that card? Because people like to improve their systems and try to reach new heights.

So you can argue that SSD is not worth it for you, but you can't argue that it won't improve aspects of your system, some of which may be indirect improvements to your gaming experience.

Once again I'd like to point out I'm not rich. There is a reason I have i5 and not i7 etc.
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