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Kwould

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#1 10 years ago

I will be building a new PC soon, and handing down my "old" one to my kids, as the one they use is getting a little outdated for the games they play. I will be using existing cases, PSU's, and various other hardware (which will bring me to the title of this thread in a minute) and swapping the innards of my PC and putting it into their case (and parting out the old parts from their's on ebay). That sounds like a lot of extra work, but my case is better than their's and my PSU is far more advanced. ************CURRENT*****************PROPOSED Case_________TT Armor____________________Carry Over PSU_______OCZ ModXStream 900W___________Carry Over M/B________EVGA 590 SLI________________MSI P35 Platinum CPU_______Athlon64 X2 6000+______________C2D E8400 RAM______OCZ "SLI" DDR2 800 4GB__________Carry Over* GPU______EVGA 8800GTS SC 640**_______MSI 8800GTS OC 512 HDD1&2____WD Raptor 150 x 2_____________Carry Over HDD3______Hitachi DeskStar 320___________N/A - Give to Kids SSD____________N/A___________________Transcend SATA 32GB*** *I will be putting 2GB of generic DDR2 800 RAM in the "old" PC. **I have 2 of them in SLI but I am giving one to my younger brother because his GPU tanked. The other is going into the "old" PC. ***This is the big question. I found this drive for $199 (which seems to be a very good deal compared to other prices on the web). I would be using it for Windows and other non-game programs only. Games, music, pictures, videos etc. would go on the Raptors. Based on what I have seen and read on the web, SSD's are phenomenally faster than any standard disk drive (boot time cut in half, read/write time as much as 50% faster). Can anyone refute this? Worth it? Not worth it? Does anyone have any critiques on my proposed build?




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#2 10 years ago

Well, all I know is that my little 900MHz Eee PC with 2GB RAM and a 4GB SSD boots Windows (XP, mind you) much (and I mean much) faster than any other machine I've ever seen, including my past two gaming rigs (including the one in my sig with 4GB RAM and a Raptor).




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#3 10 years ago

I glad to see a real live person confirm this. All I have had to go on is white papers, and a few select youtube videos such as this one: Of course on a per GB level, the cost is staggering. Do you think it is worth it?




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#4 10 years ago

It would be nice if they'd come down to an Earthly price level.




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#5 10 years ago
Of course on a per GB level, the cost is staggering. Do you think it is worth it?

Not yet. I have one in my EEE PC, and its great. But for a normal HDD replacement - 3x the performance for anywhere between 10x and 40x+ the cost.

A 64GB SSD on newegg will set you back between $1,000 and $1,770. By contrast a 80GB HDD goes for ~$40.

That's a grand that could be much better spent. Perhaps when the price goes down, and the storage space goes up, consider it. Otherwise, HDD will do you just fine.




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#6 10 years ago

I don't think it's worth it for the large drives. But I've been sorely tempted by the smaller capacity (say 16GB) ones which are considerably cheaper than the larger (32GB and 64GB) models. However, at that size it would literally be for Windows and a select few programs.

But even those cheaper models are quite expensive, and to be honest I've got more pressing things to spend that money on.




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#7 10 years ago

SSD's are still an emerging technology (used as a pc hard drive). Give it a few years and the price will come down with larger capacity and probably faster read times.

Right now, stick with normal drives.


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#8 10 years ago

The SSD I have found is priced at $199.99 for a 32GB drive. Given, it is MLC based instead of SLC, which would account for the size/price ratio - but that is still one hell of a deal if you ask me...




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#9 10 years ago
Kwould;4215484The SSD I have found is priced at $199.99 for a 32GB drive. Given, it is MLC based instead of SLC, which would account for the size/price ratio - but that is still one hell of a deal if you ask me...

32GB isn't much these days. If you're not using it for games, why really bother?




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#10 10 years ago

Yeah, I know. I do have 2 Raptor 150's to back it up though. If I were to buy it, I would use it for Windows and non-game apps, while using the Raptors for games and file storage.