Currently I am running -
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.
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.