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Do I need an SSD? Or is a decent sized HDD enough?

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July 10, 2013 11:32:28 AM

This is my current build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($265.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme Power 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $855.59 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-10 14:31 EDT-0400)


My question is if I could just up the HDD to like 1.5TB or if I should fork over the cash for an SSD?
The PC's main use will be for gaming and graphic design work. Also, any advice on anything is welcomed, this is my first ever PC I will be building.

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July 10, 2013 11:47:21 AM

SSDs are about speed, not capacity and it's totally up to your personal preferences what configuration you end up with. If you aren't too concerned with loading times, that's really the primary benefit of having an SSD. Still, it never hurts to install the operating system and your most common programs / games to an SSD, and then have a large HD for storage.
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July 10, 2013 11:51:58 AM

I would change your PSU to something a bit more reliable (XFX, Antec, Seasonic, etc.).
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July 10, 2013 11:51:58 AM

I would change your PSU to something a bit more reliable (XFX, Antec, Seasonic, etc.).
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July 10, 2013 1:08:00 PM

SSD is about speed. like loading windows, programs, large files, etc. Major difference between a ssd and a hd. Typical setup is a ssd drive and a standard hd for storage.
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