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Does Having an SSD Really Make That Much of a Difference?

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Ian_H. 54 months ago

Do I really need an SSD for my gaming build? Honestly, I'm not really sure what an SSD is, but I've been told by many that I need one. Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I'm REALLY new to building PC's. Oh, and here's my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Ian_H./saved/hBh2FT Thanks in advance!

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jacobs4525 1 Build 2 points 54 months ago

Short answer: No. It isn't a necessity. That said, if you can shell out $60 or so for a 128GB drive, it will be well worth your while. SSDs massively increase boot time and overall system speed, and even though they don't improve game performance, they make your system a lot more pleasant to use

Warlock 2 points 54 months ago
Tooth 1 Build 0 points 54 months ago

the short answer is not NO. YES it is worth it.

Goldenspacebiker 1 point 54 months ago

An SSD (solid state Drive) are hard drives without any moving parts. They're pretty much flash drives (USB kind) only far more storage and MUCH faster. Putting a game on one of these decreases loading times to insanely low levels, along with booting up on one extremely fast.

asesnic 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

SSDs accelerate the boot time of your system and the load time of applications stored on the SSD. After everything is loaded into RAM, having an SSD makes no noticeable difference. A great alternative to the standard SSD/HDD setup is a WD Black drive which has SSD cache.