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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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post #61 of 851
ssd are like night and day, dont knock unless youve tried it.
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post #62 of 851
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Originally Posted by Manyak View Post
Actually, this one's false. SSDs do help with encoding/transcoding speeds.
1. The hdd will only be a bottleneck if the video files are huge (i.e. raw video)
2. No one stores huge video files on a ssd (no space!)
3. If you do a lot of encoding, you probably have multiple big TB drives in some sort of raid (resulting in high read speeds)

PS I never use anything else than xvid/x264, resulting in an fps of 30 at max. So no, ssd's dont help transcoding at all
Edited by Vhozard - 4/20/11 at 6:37am
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post #63 of 851
meh... not that critical for me right now. I'll wait until sometime next year to get one.
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post #64 of 851
Back in the 1970-1980s, hard drives were too expensive. So people had to save data on floppies and tape drives. Those were much cheaper and slower than hard drives.

SSD = the new hard drive
post #65 of 851
ssd isn't raw performance like other components. SSDs are only good if you are impatient and want things to load faster which takes less than 0.1% of all tasks we do on computers.
    
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post #66 of 851
SSD is also very nice for overclocking since you can boot quicker
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post #67 of 851
Why don't you guys get it????? People who buy sandy bridge are looking for game performance! A SSD won't help with your fps during a gaming session. I'm never going to get a SSD. I won't die waiting for my programs to open.
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post #68 of 851
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Most enthuisast use a No-CD patch I believe? As long as you've bought the game there is nothing wrong with that.
Ha! Just Googled and found a bunch of them Gotta do some research on this...Thanks for the hook-up info
post #69 of 851
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Why don't you guys get it????? People who buy sandy bridge are looking for game performance! A SSD won't help with your fps during a gaming session. I'm never going to get a SSD. I won't die waiting for my programs to open.
Are you aware that many games can stutter due to harddrive loading? Whilst they do not with an SSD. What's the point of having a great CPU and graphics card if the game stutters due to harddrive loading?
    
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post #70 of 851
Everyone places value in different areas. Maybe not buyin a SSD + HDD allows the buyer to afford a better GPU. For a gamer, that extra ~100 might buy you an extra 10-20FPS, definitely a noticveable difference. Who are you to say that extra performance is of less value than the extra performance of an SSD? Sure, playing games on 15" CRT from 1990 with a QUAD SLI 580 system is idiotic, but this is not so cut and dry at current SSD pricing.
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