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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 #41 of 851
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Originally Posted by Riou View Post


Don't buy CPUs. They have horrible storage to price ratio.
Yes. This was the last time I bought a cpu to increase my boot time
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post #42 of 851
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Originally Posted by Manyak View Post
Actually, this one's false. SSDs do help with encoding/transcoding speeds.
But if you upgrade your rig to SB it would do so much more for you in encoding than any SDD would if you just upgrade your storage..

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post #43 of 851
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Originally Posted by Heartl3ss View Post
Personally i don't trust Solid State Drives yet. They are a new technology and i believe they will impove them a lot more. Also the prices are far too high for me too. Sure they are fast but an 128 GB SSD has the same cost like 3 HDs of 1TB which is 3 TB in total. I also trust that in a year or so the market will be full of those and the competition between manufacturers will result as price drops for the SSDs. So as it concerns me, i think i will try them out next year.


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you don't buy a 128GB SSD.


you buy a 60GB SSD and a 2TB HDD.

trust me i used to think the same as you. " what is the point? when you can have 4 HDD in RAID0 for the same price? "

trust me SSD are insane! everything happens in an instant! and the new SSD coming out have over 550MB read and write speeds!
    
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post #44 of 851
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Originally Posted by KingT View Post
Nevertheless my point is made..

Enjoy your SSD if you will but SB FTW..

CHEERS..
You've not made any point. Point is a harddrive is the biggest bottleneck there is in a modern system. With a SSD everything loads faster. And your whole system is much faster. Simple as that.
    
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post #45 of 851
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Originally Posted by BKsMassive View Post
you don't buy a 128GB SSD.


you buy a 60GB SSD and a 2TB HDD.

trust me i used to think the same as you. " what is the point? when you can have 4 HDD in RAID0 for the same price? "

trust me SSD are insane! everything happens in an instant! and the new SSD coming out have over 550MB read and write speeds!
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post #46 of 851
I personally DO NOT have an SSD at the current time and I've spent well over $1800 on my first box (watercooled 2500k, GTX560TI, rock solid case, etc.) this is because i'm readying myself for the future. Why should I buy a low-end mobo (P8P67) and a 2600k NOW, rather than buying a higher end board (P8P67 Deluxe) and a 2500k NOW - THEN upgrade to a 22nm 6 core 'Ivy Bridge' processor with very little loss. It's the same idea atm; why should I buy a 60GB Vertex 2 (280MB/s) NOW, when I can get a 120GB Vertex 3 (500MB/s) later this year. It's best to let smoke clear.
    
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post #47 of 851
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You've not made any point. Point is a harddrive is the biggest bottleneck there is in a modern system. With a SSD everything loads faster. And your whole system is much faster. Simple as that.
When you prove my FPS in BC2/COD increases significantly with an SSD instead of an HDD, I'll make the switch.
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post #48 of 851
Using an old agility 1 right now, night and day from a single F3. Even still faster than raid0 F3s. Debating bulldozer or a new vertex 3 first.

Either way, without a nice raid or ssd, no point in stupid fast overclocking.
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post #49 of 851
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Originally Posted by Starbuck5000 View Post
Why do people buy expensive computers then store everything on a single massive drive?
Why do people buy expensive computers and then store everything in RAID0 which doubles the fail rate since it now has two drives that shares the same partition.

I don't want to buy two SSDs to have a fast rig when gaming because [read sig].
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post #50 of 851
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Originally Posted by turrican9 View Post
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

Fallout 3 loads very fast for me, I'm in my load in about 5 seconds. The world is done by then as well, maybe its just my Samsung F3?
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