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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!!!
  • 35% (38)
    No...
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post #791 of 851
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post

I think its dumb to spend $200 for 120 GB of storage which its only benefit is shaving a few seconds off loading time.
Your not paying for storage. You are paying for speed.
And a few seconds?

My SSD RAPES MY 7200RPM Cavier Blue. RAPES. Period.
HUGE difference in speed/performance in everything. Everything.
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Originally Posted by amstech View Post
Your not paying for storage. You are paying for speed.
And a few seconds?

My SSD RAPES MY 7200RPM Cavier Blue. RAPES. Period.
HUGE difference in speed/performance in everything. Everything.
I'm amazed of how ignorant and dumb people are! Claiming stuff they don't have a clue about!
    
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
And I'm talking about those of us with an actual life other than computers....aka everyone else on this site BUT him.

And yes, I understand the benefits of SSD. I've used one. It was great. But it was NOT $100 great, assuming I can use that $100 elsewhere.
There you go pulling out the "life" card.

    
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I'm amazed of how ignorant and dumb people are! Claiming stuff they don't have a clue about!
Get over yourself. People choose what they want and couldnt care less about what u think.

There are more factors to a system than just SB and ssd. There are more things to spend money on than just that. Most people reuse their hdd and dont see why they need to buy a ssd.

Honestly, i boot as fast as i did with my caviar black...and that's all i wanted my ssd to be good at- boot up times.

Not everyone games, not everyone gives a FFFFFFFFF about epeen.
    
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post #795 of 851
Wow 80 pages?

tl;dr

Anyway....

- SSDs are not for storage, they are for OS and Apps so you shouldn't compare $/GB of SSDs and HDs. You don't say "bah RAM is such a bad deal! It's almost $15/GB and my HD is $.05/GB hurr durr"

- SSDs are easily the best upgrade you can buy for your PC provided you already have enough GPU and CPU power for your needs

- If you can't afford to fit one into your build, you just can't. What is there to argue about here?

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post #796 of 851
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Originally Posted by amstech View Post
Your not paying for storage. You are paying for speed.
And a few seconds?

My SSD RAPES MY 7200RPM Cavier Blue. RAPES. Period.
HUGE difference in speed/performance in everything. Everything.
What's your point? My F3 RAID0 rapes, RAPES your Caviar Blue too.

Not everybody cares about boot times and load times. That's all the SSD has going for it. $100, believe it or not...is a lot of money to most of us, to blow on a few seconds each load.

You guys are acting like the SSD will give us instant boosts in framerates, or it'll add amazing sound depth...does it add a 3D effect without the glasses?

I mean c'mon. It's storage, that's ALL its there for. SSD is still storage, like it or not. And not all of us agree that an SSD is "essential" yet, seeing as how expensive they are for what you get.
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post #797 of 851
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Get over yourself. People choose what they want and couldnt care less about what u think.

There are more factors to a system than just SB and ssd. There are more things to spend money on than just that. Most people reuse their hdd and dont see why they need to buy a ssd.
Should a enthusiast system in 2011 consist of a SSD amongst the other great hardware?

YES! Of course! Anything else is plain stupid!

No, you get over yourself! I'm standing ground! And I have the right to do it!
    
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post #798 of 851
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There are more factors to a system than just SB and ssd. There are more things to spend money on than just that.
He's right, you know. There are three or four GTX 580s, 6970s, or two GTX 590s or HD 6990s to purchase along with SB and one or more SSDs.
    
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post #799 of 851
People need to rethink the whole price per GB side of an SSD...

You see people paying £500 for a gtx 580, is it worth it? Christ no, will you get massive improvements over a £200 gtx 480? No..might be few FPS.

SSD is same thing, except there cheaper now
post #800 of 851
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Again, not everybody has the MONEY to just BLOW on a SSD. Other parts can be more important, it all depends on budget.

Take my sig rig as a strong example. I am MORE than happy with my sig rig as it stands. I would certainly LIKE a SSD. I've experienced one, it was nice. But I'm not going to blow $100 on faster boot and load times, when that $100 could jump me into a stronger GPU (if I sold my 470).
You're right. It's not a matter of a "wish list", what can you afford? If I had the cash, I would get a couple of xeons and easily go over 10,000. But many of us are excited if we can buy something between 1000 and 1500, and that's stretching. I waited a year and wound up spending 1600 for my system. I was at a point, get a 60 gig SSD and 1 TB, vs having 2x2TB in Raid. I wanted lots of storage, because I'm doing lots of creative projects.

If you watch those videos at the beginning, it's not like we're being chained to a burning post. I can go get OJ and a piece of toast while my computer boots. It's my system. Hit the button. Feed the dog. Come back and I'm on. It's not like waiting for someone to cross Europe on rollerskates.

To be earnest, my system is as High End as I can make it now. I will add an SSD and more RAM- so I do see it as a good value down the road.
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