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May 22, 2014 9:11:55 AM

Currently I am running -
i3-2130
560ti
8gb 1600 ram
1TB 5400 RPM HD

I use my PC primarily for gaming and some photoshop/video editing and was hoping to get an all around boost in performance (gaming and otherwise) from upgrading to an SSD or hybrid drive. Currently I am not using anywhere near the full 1 TB I have and am looking to run most or all of my programs from the SSD and store movies/shows/music/ect. on the 1TB hd. I am curious what my best bet would to get the biggest increase in performance while trying to stay around 100$ for the upgrade. Thanks in advance.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 22, 2014 9:16:38 AM

Well an SSD is only going to give you a performance increase in read and write times (i.e. file copy and loading times). You won't see any other performance increase like FPS
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May 22, 2014 9:18:47 AM

ssd hybrid drives are crap, you get like 8gb ssd and 1tb slow 5400 rpm hhd. The ssd is pretty much for cache and not a true ssd. You'll be better off getting a 128gb-256gb ssd (which can be had for $80-120), use that for windows/boot and programs you use more often. Then keep your 1tb for data storage.

As for gaming and such, you wont notice a difference, if you get the larger 256gb youll have some room to put games on, but only load times will be quicker, game play itself will remain the same. But for windows boot, program loading, or anything like that, you'll notice a huge boost in speeds.
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May 22, 2014 9:20:36 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

I have 2 of the 256gig ver of the evo. One in Lappy and one in desktop. They are great and fast. No hicups for over a year. These are 1/2 the size but right at your budget.
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