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Do I really need an SSD

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July 8, 2014 4:32:27 PM

Hi, I am going to make a gaming pc and the specs are:
16gb kingston RAM
gtx 770 4gb
Asus z87-c
1tb seagate hdd

so my question is that I have read and saw that ssds make your computer really fast at booting and any games you have will also run fast.
so with the following specs, does my pc really need an ssd or is it fine and is SUPER STRONG to give that type of fast boot which an ssd does. If you say I should have ssd, then sadly I have to go i5-4670k.

2nd question. If I get an i5-4670k, will it give me as much fps and performance in games? I am planning to play watch dogs on ultra everything ON and will also do some video editing/rendering. And converting big files. Will the i5-4670k become slow and will not give me as much performance?

Thanks, please answer.

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July 8, 2014 5:36:37 PM

In regards to the SSD there's no should I involved, it's a necessity.. the SSD is what will allow you to witness just how fast your PC is.. without it those high end components will all be ready but that slow ass HDD will slow everything down. So in short it's a definite

I5 4670k great choice I asked the same question in regards to running watch dogs it's equivalent in peformance to the recommended CPU for watch dogs just the socket 1150 version and the 4670K ran with the same FPS as the extreme performance CPU's
a c 143 G Storage
July 8, 2014 5:41:54 PM

Your games(if it's installed on the SSD) will load very fast. As far as running games, a ssd doesn't really affect FPS. Your PC will seem much faster because everything just loads faster, and it fells much faster. In reality it's mostly just the loading information from the drive that is faster.
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a b G Storage
July 8, 2014 5:44:48 PM

well in short you can say that ssd is luxury rather than necessity :D 
July 8, 2014 5:46:36 PM

Agreed it won't have an impact on FPS but if you want a high end rig and want to really see what it's capable of don't restrict it with a HDD. I got an 840 EVO and I'll never go back to a HDD again ( I'll use it as a backup drive and to store music) but apart from that an SSD to just makes your machine seem 100% better
a c 2040 G Storage
July 8, 2014 5:56:33 PM

Necessary? No.
But I would not build a main use PC without one.
July 9, 2014 2:24:11 AM

Thanks guys ill surely buy an ssd now. You have always helped me!