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St1500dl003-9vt16l Seagate 1.5tb for gaming?

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December 10, 2012 5:20:01 PM

As the title says, this HDD should be used for gaming.

- AMD FX 8320 Vishera 8-CORE 3.5GHZ Black Edition
- Sapphire HD 7950 3GB
- Motherboard Saberbooth 990FX R2.0
- 8gb crosair RAM 1800
- HDD: Seagate st1500dl003-9vt16l 1.5tb (this is the shitty item of the pc, i think)
- Power supply: 750W GX cooler master

Or i should change the HDD for more enfficency? Or the HDD really doesnt matter for gaming purpuses
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December 10, 2012 8:39:50 PM

That is a low performance green drive, runs at 5900rpm.

You are correct, that is the bottleneck for gaming on your computer. While it is a good storage drive, you really should get a small SSD (120Gb/128Gb) for around $100 or at least a 7200rpm HDD for an OS and game drive. Everything else is fine and that one upgrade will give you a big performance boost.
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December 10, 2012 8:47:32 PM

RealBeast is wrong. The speed of the hdd won't effect gaming at all, just the time it takes to boot up the game.
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December 10, 2012 8:48:19 PM

Other then initial game and map loading times I don't think the HDD impacts gaming performance. Just means you have to wait longer for your game to load. I feel as if I have seen that SSD offers no improvement in FPS.
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December 10, 2012 8:59:28 PM

No, SSD does not improve FPS, but an SSD or a faster HDD do definitely improve map and level loading times, so anything that uses drive reads or writes, so it really depends on the games that you play.

To say that it doesn't improve gaming "at all" is silly. :) 
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December 10, 2012 9:02:31 PM

Both CheesyHotDogPuff and DEY123 are correct. A faster hard drive or SSD will only decrease times for launching the game and loading maps. They will have no impact on how many FPS the game runs at once it is all loaded.
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