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Hello dear mmorpg.com-ers
I have a set up I'm currently quite happy with (thanks to Quizzical, obviously) but am about to choose a birthday present soon and am trying to decide which part would I benefit from the most.
My current setup is:
8gb ddr (don't remember the clocks but the memory is good)
wd caviar black 1tb (and another old 500gb wd for additional storage)
Everything else doesn't matter.
My current "upgrade" options are either an ssd or gpu. GPU is something I'm quite unsure about. First of all, the games I'm currently playing (Skyrim hd mostly, other bethesda games, some gw2, some d3 once a week and older games which don't matter) all run quite smooth without any major performance issues, so upgrading GPU is something I plan to to wait with for ati 8000 series and nvidia 700 series and upgrade to something good then. Will most probably pick nvidia this time, just for a change
Now to SSDs... I've been considering buying one for quite some time but could never tell how much would it actualy improve my gaming and out-of-gaming experience. Sadly, I haven't had the chance to use a pc with ssd on it so I wouldn't know what all those comments about "everything being more responsive" and such mean. My only other activities but gaming on this pc are coding and browsing. What made me consider an SSD lately is reading some posts about Skyrim hd and other open-world-games (almost all other bethesda games, for example, Oblivion, Fallout:NV and such) running better with SSD because they have to constantly load the world from the hard drive while you are moving, thus, causing minor hiccups sometimes, if hdd doesn't manage to load the textures fast enough. If this is somewhat true, this sounds like a reason good enough to upgrade to an SSD for now.
Anyways! My two choices so far are either Intel 335 240GB (254$ in my country) or Corsair Force GS 360GB (445$ dollars in my country). Please don't recommend Samsung drives to me, they aren't available here. The only other popular drive available is Crusial m4 256mb for 266$, but I was reading some bad reviews about it failing on buyers lately, so am afraid to consider it.
Would love to hear your opinions on the matter Please note that I intend to upgrade my gpu later this year, but if you think that upgrading the gpu right now is a smarter move and I should leave the SSD idea aside alltogether, I'll accept that too Would love to hear GPU upgrade suggestions then!
Sorry for the wall of text, guys...
TL:DR: Should I buy a new SSD (mainly for gaming) or upgrade my 5850 right now, instead of waiting for the summer (for nvidia 700 series and ati 8000 series)?
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