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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 #841 of 851
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Fair enough. How many games can you POSSIBLY load to 60GB of space, when Windows takes up at least 20GB itself? Keeping in mind, that games are coming out at 10 to 15GB each these days. That's like, 2 or 3 games that you can load to your SSD.
IMO the small SSDs aren't worth it unless you really can fit all your crap on it. 120GB is the smallest SSD I would ever buy, but I would prefer 240GB+.
post #842 of 851
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Originally Posted by turrican9 View Post
How many games do you play at once? Windows takes about 15 gigs. Most people disables the hibernate file on desktops. Then you have 45GB's left. That is about 6 games. Isn't it enough to have 6 games installed at once? How many do you play at once? And when you're finished with a game, just uninstall it and install another one!

And really, I see no reason getting anything lesser than a 80GB SSD with current prices..
Actually, I like having all of my games installed at once. This gives me the option to choose whatever game I want to play, and just open it up and play. This way, depending on the mood I'm in, it can determine what game I'm going to play.
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post #843 of 851
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
That's because SSD's don't help gaming AT ALL
Wrong.

I can login into WoW in seconds.
My CB takes almost 40 seconds.

When playing HL2 it only flickers a second then boom the next part is loaded.
With my CB, you have to wait a moment.

So, yes it does affect/help games which is a big deal because many games now are stored locally. While your waiting for content to load I'm already playing.

I can tell you that in the 20 games or so I have its made substantial improvements in several for overall speed and gameplay.

Still want to hate?
Because thats all it is.
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How a SSD helps a game cannot be measured in FPS.
In the words of the TF2 announcer

YOU FAILED!

Ill gladly wait another 30 seconds and have a 20% fps boost.
     
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post #845 of 851
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Actually, I like having all of my games installed at once. This gives me the option to choose whatever game I want to play, and just open it up and play. This way, depending on the mood I'm in, it can determine what game I'm going to play.
    
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post #846 of 851
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That's because SSD's don't help gaming AT ALL.
I installed The Witcher on my Caviar Blue at first, and disliked the slow load times whenever I walked in and out of buildings, or changed to a new environment, which is a standard part of that game's gameplay. I reinstalled it on my SSD and there was a noticeable decrease in loading time when changing scenes. However, on most FPS there probably wouldn't be much of a difference, but on games with lots of pre-loaded environments it does.
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post #847 of 851
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Originally Posted by amstech View Post
Wrong.

I can login into WoW in seconds.
My CB takes almost 40 seconds.

When playing HL2 it only flickers a second then boom the next part is loaded.
With my CB, you have to wait a moment.

So, yes it does affect/help games which is a big deal because many games now are stored locally. While your waiting for content to load I'm already playing.
I can login to WoW in seconds as well. HL2 has no loading screens for me either. Crysis loads instantly during the quick loads (the longer loads take just 2-3 seconds). What's your point?

I'm actually slowed down on loading times by the OTHER people when I'm playing online games (like L4D). I have to wait for the server to load the level before I can, and even then...I'm the first one in.
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You just don't get it.
If I don't, then please, explain it to me, my poor and unintelligent and helpless self. If you're going to suggest I have lack of understanding while you commence by not explaining it, you're really providing such a strong argument there...

The matter is, you just can't excuse someone acting like I described here.
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Might i suggest the western digital caviar black BUT.... get the dual processor version read and write speeds are up there with some solid state drives even though it spins at 7200 rpm
    
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I'm not asking for upgrade suggestions. I'm very happy with my setup. It performs very nice for my needs.
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