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Old December 13, 2009, 06:46 AM
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ssd's there's only two to choose i think intel/indilinx that's it. jmo not fact
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Old December 13, 2009, 08:40 AM
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ssd's there's only two to choose i think intel/indilinx that's it. jmo not fact
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It enhances performance in everything. Best replacement you can make. Grab yourself 2 30Gb SSDs, re-install your OS in RAID 0 and enjoy the speed...
"Dam" rights! I have the two vertexs' in RAID 0
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Old December 13, 2009, 10:22 AM
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i have an older 120gb apex ssd and its still smoking fast compared to any hdd i've used. i can load a map in cod4 multiplayer in 1 or 2 seconds. best upgrade i've done in a long time, and i'm planning on getting 2 60gb vertex drives in raid 0 as soon as i can afford it.. hopefully not to long after the holiday. :)
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Old December 13, 2009, 10:33 AM
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+1 to the SSD idea. I tend to upgrade every 1-1.5 years. The biggest boost I saw for ages was my jump to to an Athlon X2 from an Athlon64. Since I have gone from a Q6600 to i7, and by far the best perceived performance increase I have seen was when I went to SSD, and much more than my jump to dual core.

I would recommend an OCZ drive based on Indilinx controllers. I know the Vertex drives use this, and folks more knowledgeable than I can easily recommend other drives in the same class. Just post what you were thinking of buying. I just like the OCZ as the prices seem reasonable, and their support is really good with lots of help and firmware updates.
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you wont see much of an improvement
like the guys said good ssd would be
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To be honest for gaming alone the E8400 is still a very good cpu. A SSD or 2 would be a better choice and you already have a 5850. It won't give you more FPS but it will give you a faster loading time. Also if you already don't have windows 7 that is another good upgrade.
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BUT does it really increase the overall performance of my rig by a noticeable amount?
SSD gives you much faster windows loadup, responsiveness (fast random small file read/write), no wait time on spin up and no noise.

so much benefits to list lol. I had one but sold it. I'm gonna get another real soon~!
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