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Should i buy a SSD for O.S./Games?

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January 20, 2011 3:31:46 AM

I am getting close to buying parts for my next upgrade and i am curious if an ssd is worth the money? I have run raptors/velociraptors for years in a raid 0. And typically i am the first one in gaming servers on map changes ( Battlefield 2, bf bc2 , cod4, cod:bo etc... )

I am curious if i am going to notice in any performance boost if i was to get a SSD only for my O.S. and any soon to be released games i am going to play ( battlefield 3!!!)

I would use my raptor raid setup for storage of all my other media files.

and if so, is there any real difference to the SSDs that are out other than brand name and size? What should i look for if i am buying one that is going actually boost performance where i want it??

thanks in advance!

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January 20, 2011 12:47:29 PM

This is a bit of an FAQ here, search through even the past week's threads & you'll find it answered several times
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January 24, 2011 8:35:02 PM

BF3 won't be released for a bit so if you buy a SSD now it will already be antique when BF3 comes out.

SSD is significantly faster than raid AFAIK. However most BF3 players will probably still run on HDDs so if you have raid or SSD you'll still be one of the first guys to jump into that sweet helo as long as your hardware is reasonably modern.

For SSD performance, the controller is what makes all the difference. Brand means little - eg. Kingston is priced the same as many models with the famous SandForce controllers, but the performance just isn't the same.
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January 25, 2011 8:00:58 AM

For gaming, getting a better GPU would be more important.
However, if you have a good GPU, and decent ram amount, then the HDD is probably your bottleneck, so definitely go and grab an SSD.
If you want some help choosing a drive, let me know and I'll be happy to help.
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January 27, 2011 2:45:42 PM

wfriction said:
For gaming, getting a better GPU would be more important.
However, if you have a good GPU, and decent ram amount, then the HDD is probably your bottleneck, so definitely go and grab an SSD.
If you want some help choosing a drive, let me know and I'll be happy to help.



thanks! i think i am upgrading prematurely but i average an upgrade every 18 months. i just want to make sure i can play bf3 on maxed out settings ( hope they announce the spec recommendations on march 1st! ) with direct 11. i have a 295, an i7 940, 6 gigs of ram. 2 velociraptors in raid 0.
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January 28, 2011 5:25:00 PM

An SSD will not increase frame rates for games. It will only allow you to load and save slightly faster.
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January 28, 2011 9:23:25 PM

jaguarskx said:
An SSD will not increase frame rates for games. It will only allow you to load and save slightly faster.


obviously.
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January 29, 2011 10:43:58 AM

It will make you play better and get higher scores also......obviously

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February 8, 2011 12:21:39 AM

Best answer selected by hatebreeder.
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February 9, 2011 4:22:29 AM

hatebreeder said:
thanks! i think i am upgrading prematurely but i average an upgrade every 18 months. i just want to make sure i can play bf3 on maxed out settings ( hope they announce the spec recommendations on march 1st! ) with direct 11. i have a 295, an i7 940, 6 gigs of ram. 2 velociraptors in raid 0.


no worries! check out this guide if you decide to grab an ssd
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