Should I/Can I buy an SSD?

Hey guys,

I recently built a Gaming PC but got a SATA 2 7200 Hard Disk as my only Hard Drive. Most of the time this isnt a problem because traditional load times do not bother me at all. However when i play Open world games (like oblivion) i lag when walking around in exterior cells. Im pretty sure this is due to my hard drive not being able to transfer the data fast enough (though not completely sure).

So my question is would getting an SSD fix this?

As well as is it possible to install an SSD to play games off of but keep my Standard Mechanical Hard drive as my main drive?

Many thanks!
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  1. Anandtech recently did a compariosn of SSDs for games and found very little difference between an SSD and HD. You might want to check their site for the test review.
  2. A few weeks ago Tom's Hardware published "SSD Performance In Crysis 2, World Of Warcraft, And Civilization V". It is an analysis of ssd's and gameplay. Here is the link:,2991.html
  3. If you can afford it, I would highly suggest getting at least 80GB to put windows and your essential software. Check this video out - I made it couple nights ago. That should convince you ;)
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