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Worth Buying a New HDD?

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July 21, 2013 10:33:36 PM

I have my old pc with GTS 8800 and Intel Core 2 something so i am going to build a new pc, it is going to be fairly beefy so it will last longer (4770k, GTX 770, etc.). In my old pc i have a couple 2TB WD Caviar Greens and was thinking of putting one in my new build to save money.

So the question I ask is... Is it worth buying a faster, higher RPM hard drive like a caviar black seeing as my build is on the higher-ish end
Or putting the caviar green in and waiting till i can afford a 240GB SSD

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July 21, 2013 10:37:08 PM

Wait for the money for a SSD, that will give you a huge performance increase over a faster RPM HDD. Once you have gone SSD you'll never go back =P
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July 22, 2013 12:19:18 AM

nevilence said:
Wait for the money for a SSD, that will give you a huge performance increase over a faster RPM HDD. Once you have gone SSD you'll never go back =P


Ok, thanks for the fast reply
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July 22, 2013 1:58:29 PM

SSD doesn't help games that much, you shouldn't waste your money on an SSD that large to begin with. I would get a 60gb or even 30gb just for your operating system which SSDs benefit the most, than put the rest of your programs/games/files on a larger HDD
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July 23, 2013 2:32:50 PM

jaxst said:
SSD doesn't help games that much, you shouldn't waste your money on an SSD that large to begin with. I would get a 60gb or even 30gb just for your operating system which SSDs benefit the most, than put the rest of your programs/games/files on a larger HDD


load times on my games went down HUGELY when I went to SSD, I use to get into cod games a few kills into a new round and bf3 would take waayyyy to long to load. SSD changed all that in the blink of an eye. Not to mention my 10 second cold boot on the PC. Well worth it in my opinion
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July 23, 2013 3:43:39 PM

nevilence said:
jaxst said:
SSD doesn't help games that much, you shouldn't waste your money on an SSD that large to begin with. I would get a 60gb or even 30gb just for your operating system which SSDs benefit the most, than put the rest of your programs/games/files on a larger HDD


load times on my games went down HUGELY when I went to SSD, I use to get into cod games a few kills into a new round and bf3 would take waayyyy to long to load. SSD changed all that in the blink of an eye. Not to mention my 10 second cold boot on the PC. Well worth it in my opinion

okay but once you're in game it doesn't matter, most people won't notice a huge difference between a 7200 RPM HDD or SSD in game, sure your load times will be shortened but is that worth spending double the price for 3 times less storage? your call, i could understand if your boot time was like 2-3 minutes but most are around 40 seconds, it really isn't a huge difference if you don't have money to blow
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July 23, 2013 4:15:15 PM

You are right, in game or even in application on many programs you wont notice the difference. But when opening games, or programs with large files (photoshop and the like) the difference is huge. In fact more in applications than in games will you notice the difference, especially when read/writing large files. I suppose the choice is a subjective/individual one. Me personally, love the reduced load times for gaming and applications. For others, if load times arent an issue, as you said, save your money.
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