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7870+SSD vs 7950+HDD

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June 30, 2013 9:14:09 AM

AMD Radeon HD 7870
AMD FX-6300
Patriot ViperX D2 2x4GB DDR3 1866MHz
ASUS M5A97 R2.0
Corsair Builder Series CX 500W
Zalman Z5 Plus
Kingston HyperX 3k 120GB

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AMD Radeon HD 7950
AMD FX-6300
Patriot ViperX D2 2x4GB DDR3 1866MHz
ASUS M5A97 R2.0
Corsair Builder Series CX 500W
Zalman Z5 Plus
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB

Which one?

More about : 7870 ssd 7950 hdd

June 30, 2013 9:19:18 AM

a single 120GB SSD as the boot drive should be a priority - in addition to a data HDD of 300GB or more
June 30, 2013 9:24:02 AM

dingo07 said:
a single 120GB SSD as the boot drive should be a priority - in addition to a data HDD of 300GB or more


Shouldn't three games fit on a Kingston HyperX 3k 120GB Solid State Drive? Will the games slow down Solid State Drive's performance?
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a b À AMD
June 30, 2013 9:24:38 AM

While a SSD should be a priority, I don't see how 120 GB of space could possibly be enough.
Go for the HDD now and buy a SSD later.

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June 30, 2013 9:26:02 AM
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The SSD will give you better load times. Thats all. the better gpu will give you better performance obviously. So depends on which one you prefer.


If you go with the 7950, you can always just add the SSD later. However if you go with the SSD now, you will have a harder time upgrading the gpu (since you would have to sell the old one and lose money).

Also as others have pointed out 120gb is not enough. So get the HDD for now
June 30, 2013 9:39:28 AM

Azn Cracker said:
The SSD will give you better load times. Thats all. the better gpu will give you better performance obviously. So depends on which one you prefer.


If you go with the 7950, you can always just add the SSD later. However if you go with the SSD now, you will have a harder time upgrading the gpu (since you would have to sell the old one and lose money).

Also as others have pointed out 120gb is not enough. So get the HDD for now

Allright, thank you. I chosed 7950 with HDD.
June 30, 2013 9:41:49 AM

My point is - with prices where they are today - building a computer without an SSD is (how do I put this lightly...) not smart. And saying you can add an SSD later is ridiculous, especially if you've amassed more data than the size of the SSD - it just makes more unnecessary work.

Build your system around a solid data storage structure... an SSD boot drive (which provides all the benefits of an SSD- and yes, of course we all know that it only helps load times and does nothing for fps in gaming) and a large data HDD. Save longer if you must to be able to do that - you'll be thankful you did
a b À AMD
June 30, 2013 9:47:51 AM

Azn Cracker said:
The SSD will give you better load times. Thats all. the better gpu will give you better performance obviously. So depends on which one you prefer.


If you go with the 7950, you can always just add the SSD later. However if you go with the SSD now, you will have a harder time upgrading the gpu (since you would have to sell the old one and lose money).

Also as others have pointed out 120gb is not enough. So get the HDD for now


This. :)  It would be much wiser to get the 7950 now. The load times between an HDD and SSD has a huge diff, definitely. But you'll be happier with the 7950 now plus a 500gb HDD, or even a 1tb 7200rpm HDD. :) 
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