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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 #731 of 851
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Originally Posted by Cmoney View Post
It took me a while to finally bite the bullet and buy an SSD... as a boot drive I will never go back to HDDs... wow what a difference. Any overclocker will appreciate the fast boot times
Another enlighten one
    
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Originally Posted by turrican9 View Post
Yes, I feel most sorry for the people that ignore SSD's and use lot's of money on their other hardware, just because they haven't tried it. And those people call me ignorant. Lol! They are the ignorant ones

And from you're sig, I'm guessing you're one of them
Haha, the stupid, it burns.
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post #733 of 851
turrican is right, anyone who agrees is right, the rest of you are trollin loosers...

$500 in HD's and some $25 dated DDR2800 = balance
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post #734 of 851
I just can't wait to see SSD's become faster.

My current SSD (which I'm waiting in the mail to get mailed back to me through the RMA process), being the OCZ Vertex 2 120GB, is faster than my HDD that's true... but it's not fast enough for me to really warrant that extra $200 I spent on it in the first place.

Now, if it were twice as fast (in real-world performance), then I'd say that $200 spent is worth it. But the difference currently in my opinion isn't enough to make me say "hey, I'd buy it again".
    
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I`m really tempted to make a funny troll-thread: "Why people are buying expensive SSDs and don`t even have a SB". This would be a wicked thread, wouldn`t it?
No hard feelings turrican9! I hope you know that i`m kidding.












Or maybe not?
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Not enough storage capacity for a bootable drive for me.... i just have to much crap and a 256gb ssd isn't worth it imho
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Haha, the stupid, it burns.
Cannot be easy when 'blindfolded', sir
    
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Originally Posted by turrican9 View Post
Cannot be easy when 'blindfolded', sir
So I see a nice monitor means nothing to you.

Different people want different parts. I would kill myself if I had such a crappy monitor as yours.
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Some people here would buy everything else but a SSD. The most expensive CPU, motherboard, graphics card, RAM, watercooling and everything before they would buy a SSD! It totally insane! Instead of going for the next best CPU, mobo or RAM and have money for an SSD! Where is that logic?! Lol ! Hence the poll!
This kind of talk is exactly why you're getting so many responses that you consider to be "ridiculous". It's because you're the one who is being ridiculous. Why all the hate? Anyone who doesnt get an SSD in their new system is "insane", huh? Way to piss off a lot of people who actually have more than one or two hundred GB of data, and don't have unlimited budgets...

To some people, certain things are just more important than others. One person might prefer a better video card, or they might want more RAM or storage space. That's because we all have difference preferences, different needs, and different opinions (oh, and some people have budgets, too. Even enthusiasts). Believe it or not, but your opinion is not superior to anyone else's in this forum.

Please, tell me, what if you happen to use applications where raw GPU performance is more important than disk performance? What if it's more important for someone to have 16GB of low-CAS RAM than an SSD, because they often work with software that involves large amounts of processing data in memory? Oh, sorry, I will shut up, since I am clearly not being "logical", there is no way that anyone would need that, especially because it goes against your opinions...

I have over 750GB of data here, and the majority of my work is done on my 1TB 7200RPM HD. Like I said in my previous post, I can load a 500MB PSD in just a few seconds. But, I know, I must have been an absolute moron to think that this was acceptable... because with an SSD it would load in 1.5 seconds instead of 2.5 seconds. And, I really, really hate having to wait 2 or 3 seconds for loading screens in Shogun 2, it is so frustrating.

Anyway. I wish you'd step down from your high horse, and stop calling everyone who prefers/needs/can't afford anything other than an HDD "insane" or a "hater". I know I could have been quite a bit more friendly in this post... but your attitude just didn't deserve it. Sorry.

/endrant

(oh, and by the way, I have an SSD. It works for me, but it isn't the best choice for *everyone*)
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Well, you are referring DIRECTLY to my sig rig....

I already had the mechanical drives when I upgraded to 1155. I came from an Athlon II, which couldn't cut it in the games and apps that I use. So the OBVIOUS upgrade path for me was a faster CPU setup.

So you're telling me, that instead of spending my money on my CPU upgrade path, I should have bought a 60GB SSD, which I could have loaded my OS and a few apps to, and that's it? Why would I do that, when I've already got 8TB worth of space I can use on mechanical drives. I can very easily handle an extra 5 seconds on my boot time if it means I'm saving $100 on a pointless epeen upgrade.

SSD's are a luxury, and that's all there is to it. Not everyone can afford a luxury like that.
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