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October 10, 2011 12:59:40 PM

I was gonna buy a SSD to play games like amnesia and dead island and other first person shooters will it be worth it for gaming and will it make the game run smoother

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October 10, 2011 1:22:48 PM

Hell yeah!!!! you will notice high difference.whats your budget mate?ssds are a bit of expensive things.make sure you get a reliable one.a 120 gb crucial m4 should fulfill your need si guess
October 10, 2011 1:29:44 PM

I was gonna get a crucial m4 128gb
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October 10, 2011 1:33:42 PM

+1 am having a m4 128 gb! go for it
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October 10, 2011 1:43:39 PM

It may reduce load times slightly but as for playing "smoother", I'm not seeing it. My son's box dual boots from HD (Barracuda XT) and SSD (550 MBps) ..... putting various games on both HD and SSD, I've played loading the game from each and, subjectively at least, there's no visual difference.

It does boot 5.6 seconds faster from the SSD (15.6 versus 21.2). Where you are likely to see a difference is in loading times during initial game load and and when moving from region to region in a MMO or loading a new chapter in a game.
October 10, 2011 1:50:52 PM

Hmmm not sure what to do now lol if it's only gonna make boot up and load times quicker I'm not that bothered about getting 1 i was hoping there would be an improvement with running games
October 10, 2011 5:50:24 PM

well Jack,ssds cannot improve visual quality in games cause they are not GPUs.
my computer boots up in less than 20 sec(MAX).crysis warhead loads in less than 8 sec.modern warfare 2 loads in the blink of an eye.so you must agree that ssds are really fast.
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October 10, 2011 6:27:17 PM

^5 +1 what Jack said!

Other than load time ssd's don't do much for game. An ssd will not improve FPS and typically do not improve actual gameplay.
October 10, 2011 6:52:42 PM

Based on the fact that you want the games to run smoother (higher FPS) you would get much more for you money if you bought a graphics card.
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