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How important is a SSD?

Zhanchi
  • 70 months ago

So I have these part list and i wonder is a SSD more important than a better GPU?

I really don't know how good it is so out of the two list whcih would you prefer?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor £175.00 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo 43.1 CFM CPU Cooler £16.48 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard MSI B85-G43 GAMING ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £64.31 @ CCL Computers
Memory Kingston Fury Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £62.68 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £56.24 @ CCL Computers
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £51.54 @ Aria PC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card £188.74 @ Scan.co.uk
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case £37.99 @ Scan.co.uk
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £44.99 @ Novatech
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter £9.79 @ CCL Computers
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan £8.00 @ Ebuyer
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Red 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan £9.77 @ Scan.co.uk
Keyboard Zalman ZM-K500 Wired Mini Keyboard £29.99 @ Ebuyer
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £755.52
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-06 00:18 BST+0100

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor £175.00 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo 43.1 CFM CPU Cooler £16.48 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £48.31 @ CCL Computers
Memory Kingston Fury Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £61.66 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £30.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card £284.34 @ Aria PC
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case £37.99 @ Scan.co.uk
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £57.17 @ Ebuyer
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter £9.79 @ CCL Computers
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan £5.87 @ Aria PC
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan £5.87 @ Aria PC
Keyboard Zalman ZM-K500 Wired Mini Keyboard £29.99 @ Ebuyer
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £763.46
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-06 00:18 BST+0100

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll assume you are mostly using this computer for gaming.

In this sort of situation, I generally recommend that you forgo the HDD to begin with.

Buy your 120GB SSD with the better GPU, load your OS and then 1 or 2 games that you play the most and be very frugal with your limited storage space. When you have your next paycheck or can save up enough to get a 1TB HDD, buy that and add it.

If the computer is for video editing or more of a workstation and you need a ton of storage now and gaming is a side deal, the 280X is still a great graphics card so you can get that and have enough for the SSD + HDD right off the bat.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

What sort of advantages does a SSD bring?

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

much faster loading times, I'm talking crazy fast

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

It depends on what you plan on using your computer for

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Gaming.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

What larsG35 said

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