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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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OP has a point, but its mostly obscured in a mess of trolling, inaccuracies, and general pompousness.

An SSD is pretty dumb to spend money on when you are trying to throw together a budget gaming rig. Regular HDD's work fine, and you can always add a big SSD later when they get better. Pinching your pennies to put together a 2500k rig is a perfect example of where you would want to save money now and skip on the SSD.

That said, I'm sure a lot of people spent the extra $100 on the 2600k over the 2500k. That extra hundred would bring way more real-world performance if it was spent on an SSD instead of hyper threading. I got my C300 for that price and it was worth every penny. I think people get so blinded by, "omg $100 for 60GB noooooo" they forget that storage isn't the goal of an SSD, speed is. 60GB of SSD gets me a windows install, a browser, drivers, winzip, and every other small program I can think of. I still have 20+ left for a few games, or one huge one. Everything goes into the 1TB HDD.

Everyone has their own budget and needs, but SSD's should probably work their way into most systems with a moderate-high budget unless the user has very specific needs that justify the money being spent elsewhere to them.
    
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OP has a point, but its mostly obscured in a mess of trolling, inaccuracies, and general pompousness.

An SSD is pretty dumb to spend money on when you are trying to throw together a budget gaming rig. Regular HDD's work fine, and you can always add a big SSD later when they get better. Pinching your pennies to put together a 2500k rig is a perfect example of where you would want to save money now and skip on the SSD.

That said, I'm sure a lot of people spent the extra $100 on the 2600k over the 2500k. That extra hundred would bring way more real-world performance if it was spent on an SSD instead of hyper threading. I got my C300 for that price and it was worth every penny. I think people get so blinded by, "omg $100 for 60GB noooooo" they forget that storage isn't the goal of an SSD, speed is. 60GB of SSD gets me a windows install, a browser, drivers, winzip, and every other small program I can think of. I still have 20+ left for a few games, or one huge one. Everything goes into the 1TB HDD.

Everyone has their own budget and needs, but SSD's should probably work their way into most systems with a moderate-high budget unless the user has very specific needs that justify the money being spent elsewhere to them.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
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post #303 of 851
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Originally Posted by DayoftheGreek View Post
OP has a point, but its mostly obscured in a mess of trolling, inaccuracies, and general pompousness.

An SSD is pretty dumb to spend money on when you are trying to throw together a budget gaming rig. Regular HDD's work fine, and you can always add a big SSD later when they get better. Pinching your pennies to put together a 2500k rig is a perfect example of where you would want to save money now and skip on the SSD.

That said, I'm sure a lot of people spent the extra $100 on the 2600k over the 2500k. That extra hundred would bring way more real-world performance if it was spent on an SSD instead of hyper threading. I got my C300 for that price and it was worth every penny. I think people get so blinded by, "omg $100 for 60GB noooooo" they forget that storage isn't the goal of an SSD, speed is. 60GB of SSD gets me a windows install, a browser, drivers, winzip, and every other small program I can think of. I still have 20+ left for a few games, or one huge one. Everything goes into the 1TB HDD.

Everyone has their own budget and needs, but SSD's should probably work their way into most systems with a moderate-high budget unless the user has very specific needs that justify the money being spent elsewhere to them.
It's all about balancing a system. And if people build a gaming rig and buy a 2600K over a 2500K and skip the SSD instead, that is a pretty stupid thing to do. And only goes to show that they do not know what a well balanced system is about.
    
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It's all about balancing a system. And if people build a gaming rig and buy a 2600K over a 2500K and skip the SSD instead, that is a pretty stupid thing to do. And only goes to show that they do not know what a well balanced system is about.
Again, its all in what you use your PC for and what you can afford...

Its not as "night and day" as some post. A SSD will be faster, but so will a 2600k. And in some multi threaded areas the best bet if your budget forces you to choose one or the other is the 2600k...

Again, like your other posts the debate falls to the same point of what the computer is used for...

I dont just game and surf the web, I utilize multi threaded apps and run multiple instances of some apps, I can push all 8 threads to 100%...

My next purchase will be a SSD... But the HT setup was far more beneficial at the time, and I had to choose one or the other....
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post #305 of 851
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I've been using Intel SSD's for a year now. Not a single problem.

And yes, of course they are more expensive then harddrives. But the fact is that 80GB will do for OS, programs and many games. For other storage you use harddrives.

It's worth it. Why do people buy expensive CPU's? Is it worth it? Even buying a 2600K over a 2500K will in most cases not give any performance difference other than a few benchmarks. While ignoring SSD's that will really give a performance boost for the system !
Ah yes, the 'ol "you don't even use that thar processor" argument.

Plenty of people do, not everything is about playing games, and not everything needs an ssd either.

As is usually the general answer to these sorts of pointless threads, "The way you use your pc is specific to you, not everyone is like you, the world does not revolve around your perception."
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post #306 of 851
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It's all about balancing a system. And if people build a gaming rig and buy a 2600K over a 2500K and skip the SSD instead, that is a pretty stupid thing to do. And only goes to show that they do not know what a well balanced system is about.
I agree with what DayoftheGreek said but in the circumstance where someone needs more CPU power over a balanced PC, he's gonna go buy a 2600K with his money and, if there's money left over, he might then consider an SSD. And I'm pretty sure most cases are designed not to fall over, it's not too hard to balance one upright...
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i would run one as an OS drive,but the money and the fail rate seems too much,HDD's are reliable and cost effective. i must add that that is a percieved (sic) fail rate,im going on tales from other users,i dont have the numbers.
SSD's aren't reliable? Thats news to me.
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It's all about balancing a system. And if people build a gaming rig and buy a 2600K over a 2500K and skip the SSD instead, that is a pretty stupid thing to do. And only goes to show that they do not know what a well balanced system is about.
If gaming is all you do on your computer, then you don't even need to balance it. If F@H is all you do, then no need for balance there either...

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Fact still remains, there is a world of difference using a computer with a proper SSD VS a computer with a harddrive (Even if it's Raid 0 or whatever).

Also another fact remains - The Harddrive is still that old slow bottleneck. I see no reason building a modern system and skip SSD for OS, progs and games. It's just plain stupid!
    
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It's all about balancing a system. And if people build a gaming rig and buy a 2600K over a 2500K and skip the SSD instead, that is a pretty stupid thing to do. And only goes to show that they do not know what a well balanced system is about.
How SSD will increase FPS?
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