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Are SSDs really worth it?

#1BowsaaPosted 3/8/2014 1:31:18 PM
I've been thinking about getting a new case for my computer, and while I was going through the checkout for a Fractal Design Core 1000 and a 92 MM fan, I realized I could pick up a 120 GB SSD for $20 more. I've been sort of interested in getting an SSD, mainly thinking about getting one this summer.

So, how much does an SSD really help with loading times and that sort of deal over a 7200 RPM HDD? I'm pretty happy with my boot times, and I don't really turn my computer off in the first place. The main thing that annoys me is that some loading screens can take a while in GW2, but will an SSD really shorten those considerably?
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#2PhilOnDezPosted 3/8/2014 1:35:27 PM
As long as the loads are actual loads and not downloads from the server it will definitely help. I'm not sure if it's an issue in GW2 but in WoW if I logged out and back in in SW or Org half the time everyone around me would be naked because my computer gave up on trying to load textures from the HDD. That was never an issue on my SSD.
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#3biohazard1775Posted 3/8/2014 1:37:51 PM
Yes.
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#4DieForMotherLandPosted 3/8/2014 1:37:59 PM
They're worth it if you can get them on sale. I saw a 750gb one for around 330 bucks.
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#5ThePCElitistPosted 3/8/2014 1:42:18 PM
You're only content with a Harddrive because you haven't used an SSD before.
#6SnadadosPosted 3/8/2014 1:55:15 PM
I have an SSD right now and any future personal builds I do will all have an SSD if possible.
I would very much be willing to make concessions elsewhere to fit an SSD into my build.
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#7DV8ingSourcesPosted 3/8/2014 2:21:18 PM
Snadados posted...
I have an SSD right now and any future personal builds I do will all have an SSD if possible.
I would very much be willing to make concessions elsewhere to fit an SSD into my build.


I agree for the most part. If I was on a budget, I might settle with a 7200HDD with the intention of it being only a storage drive once I could afford an SSD.
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#8fatboy44Posted 3/8/2014 2:25:00 PM
I upgraded to an SSD last year. I could never go back.
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#9HarryMaySinPosted 3/8/2014 2:38:55 PM
i upgraded and got exactly what i wanted.

fast boot times, extremely quiet, more power efficient, good at multi-tasking, programs load instantly.

i have a decent computer:
AMD 8350 @ 4.4 GHZ
16 GB of some cheap no-name ram
eVGA GTX 760 OC EDITION
2 1TB HDD drives
Windows 7 64-bit.

I bought a new SSD (the samsung evo one) and 8 GB of some g.skill ram..
174 dollars total, and i am really happy.... idk if it was the ram or the SSD, prolly both.... but since the upgrade my pc is a lot faster... windows boots up twice as fast.... and when it boots the programs on the desktop r loaded instantly and there is zero lag.. its ready to go theres no more waiting.

i also notice better multi-tasking..... i can have like 40 things open at once and now theres no lag... i think the cheap HDD and cheap RAM i had were choking my computers CPU potential.... because there used to be constant lag and freezes until i bought the new SSD and g.skill RAM.
#10NGd72Posted 3/8/2014 2:47:11 PM(edited)
I've got 2 SSD's 250GB and 1 extra Samsung Evo 250 that I'm selling...but may keep since they are amazing and I hate regular SSD's