Ssd vs better gpu

hi guys i want to record gameplay and upload them to youtube and so will i benefit from a kingston v + 200 or a 7850 over 560

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  1. Is this a new build, or an upgrade?

    The 7850 is slightly stronger than a GTX560, and would be better in a new build. But if you already have a GTX560, it is not that great a jump in capability, and you may well be disappointed if you don't see much of a performance improvement.

    As to recording gameplay, a conventional hard drive should not be a problem. They are very competent in writing capability, particularly sequentially.

    But... for a new build, I would always try to incorporate a SSD if your budget permits. Everything you do will feel so much snappier. My preference for reliability today would be Intel 330 or Samsung 830.
  2. I'm not a gamer, but there was a recent post regaurding this. It is best, if you want to record game play while playing, to use two seperate drives. Can be two HDDs or a SSD and a HDD. OS + Program + Game on either SSD or HDD and record set to 2nd HDD.

    I Love SSDs, But Being realistic, a SSD will:
    .. Improve Boot time
    .. Inmprove program load times.
    Will NOT:
    .. Increase how fast a program runs.
    .. Will Not Increase FPS in game play
    .. Will not improve download times (Limited to Internet connection speed.
    .. Will NOT improve file load/writing to a HDD.

    Concur with the samsung 830. Also recommend the Curcial M4 and Plextor M3. Which one - which ever is cheapest at time of Purchase as Not a noticable improvement in performanc outside benchmarks. All three, Unless you need yesterday, and can wait a week, check newegg for sales. should fine one of the 3 below $100. I've bought both the 830 and the M4 256 Gig SSD for $180 recently.
  3. Quote:
    SSD Will NOT:
    .. Will Not Increase FPS in game play

    ok you just saved me 100 euro, thanks friend :) new build, bye bye ssd
    revro
  4. guys it is a new build so should i go with the ssd (only available in pakistan is kingston) or 7850 btw how can i compress huge video files to smaller sizes
  5. i would say better gpu but you already have a gpu thats still very capable. go with the ssd, itll just speed up your overall computing experience. if you really wanna upgrade your video gaming experience maybe save a little more too get a higher end card. i was running a single 6850 and then upgraded to (2x) crossfire mode and the increase was noticeable but not to the point i was marveling at it. save up for a beast imo
  6. If these are "Huge" files, you do not want to put on an SSD.

    What I do for large "Blu-ray" video files (anywheres from 10 -> 40 gigs for a single file, DVD are normally 1 gig dot VOBs) is to run them thru a converter program. I compressed about 25 Movies (Dvd and Blu-ray) down to 2.2 Gigs fand stuck them on a thumbdrive for playback while on travel.

    Pick and choose:
    http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp=les%3B&gs_nf=1&cp=20&gs_id=1n&xhr=t&q=compress+video+files&pf=p&biw=1054&bih=664&sclient=psy-ab&oq=compress+video+files&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=2ab95d013a2a4bef
  7. SSD will increase FPS if the game is constantly accessing files from the hard drive. Diablo 3 is one game that is heavily dependent on your hard drive, I believe Skyrim is another. Any game that has a massive map, and randomized items, will benefit from a SSD.

    OP - you got a good card, I would definately go with an SSD.
  8. ramish said:
    guys it is a new build so should i go with the ssd (only available in pakistan is kingston) or 7850 btw how can i compress huge video files to smaller sizes


    What is currently on your list for this new build?
    Perhaps we should look at it in it's entirety to see how well it meets your intended usage and budget.

    In general, for a gamer, the graphics card is the most important component.
    I would budget twice the cost of the cpu for the graphics card.

    A SSD is really a bit of a luxury.
    You will need a hard drive if you will store many large files, like video's.
    Perhaps a mix would be appropriate, a 60gb ssd for the os and a game or two, and a Hard drive for storage.
  9. DarkOutlaw said:
    SSD will increase FPS if the game is constantly accessing files from the hard drive. Diablo 3 is one game that is heavily dependent on your hard drive, I believe Skyrim is another. Any game that has a massive map, and randomized items, will benefit from a SSD.

    OP - you got a good card, I would definately go with an SSD.

    well you just confirmed ssd wont help with fps, just with loading times :)
  10. revro said:
    well you just confirmed ssd wont help with fps, just with loading times :)


    How many frames per second do you get while loading? zero. So one can argue that having an ssd could increase your FPS around what 60+ depending on your GPU? Look at a graph, maybe you will figure out that when it spikes to extremely low FPS that it could be due to buffering.
  11. i have already bought an i5 3450 and kingston value ram and the case
    not yet bought the gpu or mobo but have chosen which psu and mobo
  12. I'd highly recommend going with GTX 560 and SSD - just not Kingston V200 - it's bad. Go with either:

    OCZ Vertex 3
    Mushkin Chronos Deluxe
    Samsung 830
    Kingston HyperX 3k
    Plextor M3 Pro
    Crucial M4
    Corsair Force GS
  13. I'd delete Mushkin Chronos from your list, Possible add Mushkins Chronos deluxe.
    The NON deluxe use Async NAND and is in the same cat as Agillity III - A sata II SSD in a SATA III wrapper.

    My preference is the M4, Samsung 830 (Seams to be Anandtech's perferd SSDs) and the Plextor M3 pro. Plextor has a new m5, but to new to get a real feel for user problems.
  14. Yea my bad.
  15. hmm ok i decided to buy 64gb asynchronous ssd drive, it has slower writing but reading should be sufficient for fps, and i will use SteamMover App to move around games on this drive
    http://www.overclock.net/t/853462/ssd-owners-must-have-app
    so 50 euro saved

    revro
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