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    Tweaké, check out ASrocks new Z87 motherboards for the Haswell chip....They have a built in iCloud interface for remote anything and a great list of extra features you pay a premium for on Gigabyte and ASUS boards..
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    I'm more of a fan of the OCZ / Samsung SSD's than the Intel ones. Intel are definitely highest on reliability, but I've had better performance from the Samsung / OCZ ones.
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    I think most people would struggle to notice that diff between SSD & spindle anyway, let alone 2 diff SSD, unless you are benching of course......I am so over sandforce controllers, i use Intel now just because they are so reliable....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SolMiester View Post
    I think most people would struggle to notice that diff between SSD & spindle anyway
    Really? I reckon there is a massive and noticeable difference. For what most people use their computer for, the mechanical hard drive has been the main bottleneck for a long time. Putting even a cheap SSD into a PC or laptop makes it 'feel' a lot faster.

    You give someone who uses their PC for solitaire and emails a quad core i7 with 8GB of RAM and a mechanical hard drive, or a cheap AM2 build with an SSD, bet you they will think the AM2 is faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wratterus View Post
    Really? I reckon there is a massive and noticeable difference. For what most people use their computer for, the mechanical hard drive has been the main bottleneck for a long time. Putting even a cheap SSD into a PC or laptop makes it 'feel' a lot faster.

    You give someone who uses their PC for solitaire and emails a quad core i7 with 8GB of RAM and a mechanical hard drive, or a cheap AM2 build with an SSD, bet you they will think the AM2 is faster.
    I use SSDs everyday on my PCs, normal users have spindles...I disagree that the diff is noticeable, especially when the PC is running....guess it depends on workload...but e-mail & internet...nah!
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    Fair point - I am more thinking of bootup/opening programs, especially bootup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wratterus View Post
    Fair point - I am more thinking of bootup/opening programs, especially bootup.
    Most office programs are open all day, RAM is cheap...SSD is a lot of wedge to blow on booting up!..TBH, id rather spend it on dGPU
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    Had a discussion about SSDs with my son the other day. He thought I would notice a big difference and I didn't think I would!

    I've never used an SSD, but, given I sleep my machine thus eliminating 95% of boot lags, and that I have an I5 with 8GB RAM, I am comfortable with the responsiveness I get now. The progs I mostly use are open all day, as well.

    I'll tell him an eminent expert agrees with me!!

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    Yeah sleeping the PC does negate most of the boot advantage. I shut mine down most nights though and install a few large games on mine so I feel it's worthwhile.

    During my last rebuild I briefly went back to regular HDD and That's when I really noticed the difference, much more than when I switched the other way originally.
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    People still turn off their PCs?.../joke
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