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Should I get an SSD?

  • I own one and yes should get one

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  • I own one and it is a waste of money.

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Hey guys,

I would like to have your thoughts on SSD's because I'm hesitating to get one in my future rig because they are pretty expensive.
Does it really increase reactivity by a lot?
Is it useful when gaming?

Which one should I get?
The maximum I can spend is 100$ but something around 70-80$ would be preferable for my thight budget.

Thanks for your help and have a great day.
 

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It's like the saying "once you go black, you can never go back".

Get one!
 

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You absolutely don't have to get one, but once you do, it seems like everything just runs better=faster. I would highly recommend one for your OS drive...
 

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An SSD is one of the most economical and effective ways at increasing system responsiveness.
 

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Ive been using SSD's for a couple years now, I just built an HTPC with a mechanical drive, its awful to go back, do yourself the favor and get one
 

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Originally Posted by Sam60I View Post

Hey guys,

I would like to have your thoughts on SSD's because I'm hesitating to get one in my future rig because they are pretty expensive.
Does it really increase reactivity by a lot?
Is it useful when gaming?

Which one should I get?
The maximum I can spend is 100$ but something around 70-80$ would be preferable for my thight budget.

Thanks for your help and have a great day.
If you're in the market right now, then get this one. http://www.overclock.net/t/1492826/amazon-price-matching-tds-samsung-840evo-69-99-no-codes-no-rebates/0_20 Its a great price (on sale at the moment) for one of the fastest drives.

They are very useful for installing your OS onto, makes just about everything open faster. It can be useful in games as well, anything that needs to load a lot of data from the hard drive will benefit greatly with an SSD.

60gb would be the very minimum to get for an OS drive, but really you want at least a 120GB since an old Windows OS can eat up a lot of space in the User folder, plus it will give you room to install some software/games to it with that size.
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An SSD is one of the most economical and effective ways at increasing system responsiveness.
Completely agreed, they aren't really that expensive now and go on sale all the time.
 

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SSD's seems to be very popular around here.
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I'll get the Samsung 840 EVO. Any objections?
I can't imagine any would object. If the price is right, go for it!
 

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the samsung 840 evo ssds are some of the best around especially for the price, im actually gonna be adding another 500gb evo to my rig soon (tomorrow)
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the samsung 840 evo ssds are some of the best around especially for the price, im actually gonna be adding another 500gb evo to my rig soon (tomorrow)
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Lol nice. Thanks for all guys.
 

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I have SSD at home and HDD at work.

No comparison.

SSD is the single biggest upgrade you can make. IMHO.
This. The best thing you can do to speed up your system is to use a SSD.
 

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Like others have said... no question... the single best thing you can do to improve responsiveness and "feel the speed".
 

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An SSD is prob the most noticeable performance gain compared to any other hardware component. Everything becomes quicker with an SSD. I would highly suggest it. You can get decent ADATA SSD's for less than 90$ if your on a budget. I have several machines including my primary running ADATA and they have been reliable for over a year (as long as i've owned them)
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Simply put. They are absolutely AMAZING! I will never go back to a hdd accept for storage. Everything loads instantly and so snappy. Especially with games. One of if not the best upgrade you could make for a pc. Even a older one. Brings new life to it. Don't even think about it. Get one ASAP! You will love it.
 

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I don't want to vote because I've seen someone be very clear about knowing how an SSD feels like, then still deciding they don't need one for a new pure gaming PC. That person then actually skipped it and used the saved money for something else.

Personally, I will never again build a PC for myself without SSD. It's not even a question for me. It feels like the SSD is a 100% required part of the PC.
 
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