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Old June 21, 2012, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by b1lk1 View Post
Because a faster storage drive won't help for one FPS or help me manage my PC any better. A 10 year old IDE drive is going to work the exact same in game than any SSD. Sure the SSD will kill it in loading speeds and starting Windows, I don't dispute that. 99% of the people running SSD's still need a mechanical storage drive for keeping everything.

Until prices drop, it makes no sense, unless you have money to burn, to pay so much for so little storage.
Unless you have money to burn, what the hell are you doing with a gaming computer in the first place?

What's the point of buying a GTX670? Or a new i7 processor? These are all parts that will be worth little less than half their price in a year's time, so that's money wasted, right?

People buy SSD's because it's a real upgrade with which you can notice a difference. Load times for games are drastically reduced (think BF3). This can make a difference with actual in-game time when you only have limited time to play.

Or let's say you're doing lots of software changes on your computer that require lots of restarts. Or you're overclocking. A fast reboot time means you can get more done in less time.

NOT money wasted, IMO.

HTPC: Z77A-G45; 3770K; Zalman FX70; 2x4GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz; MSI GTX960; 2x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD; 4TB WD Red, 2x 2TB WD Green; Corsair RM650I; Corsair Carbide 600C;
Son's Rig: M5A97; FX8350; CNPS20LQ; 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz; Powercolor 7950; 250GB Crucial MX200; 320GB WD Black HDD; SPI 700W; Bitfenix Shinobi;
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