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Is an ssd worth it?

I am saving money for a gpu. Is it worth to waste some of my money on a ssd ? Will I see a huge difference in the speed of the computer? My pc starts up at 10-15 sec .
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  1. If it already takes 10secs, I would hold off now and get that GPU. Then when you have more money to spend, go and grab one. It seems pretty fast alrready. What type of hard drive do you have?
  2. Won't start up much faster than that but the OS performance alone makes it a solid investment.
  3. I have the Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
  4. That's the best selling HDD on the market , an SSD is a great addition as an OS drive.
  5. Dimitris_1 said:
    I have the Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB


    Really? I had one of thsoe for my build, and with a fresh install of Windows, and it took about 45secs to a minute. Again, save the for the GPU, and then upgrade to an SSD.
  6. I dont know. My system takes 10-15 sec to load from a shut down and 20-25 sec from a restart
  7. Dimitris_1 said:
    I dont know. My system takes 10-15 sec to load from a shut down and 20-25 sec from a restart


    That's very good for a HDD.
  8. That's not bad at all. Again, save for that GPU as an SSD is not really needed right now. But it will be beneficial in the future.
  9. An SSD for the OS and applications is much more than just faster boot time.
    The whole PC is faster.
  10. Best answer
    "Worth it" is subjective, and depends on your uses. An SSD isn't going to improve your FPS if you're a heavy gamer. It'll help out with load times & the overall speed of your OS though.

    I wouldn't build without an SSD again, but if you've never had one, you can still go on without one.
    ~240GB would be the minimal size I'd recommend. Even the most budget SSD is $65 minimum, and $65 is more then the difference between a 1050ti and a 3GB 1060, or between an RX460 and RX470.

    I'd much rather have a 3GB 1060 + HDD vs 1050ti + SSD.

    An SSD is an easy upgrade when you have the funds available, but a bit of a luxury when your budget is limited.
  11. I don't build with HDD's not really worth it to me with SSD prices so cheap.
  12. Totally agree Blackbird, generally. But on a budget, if the $65 is the difference between getting a 1060 or a 1050ti (as an example), I'd forgo the SSD in the short term.
  13. And as we don't know the actual budget or existing parts list here, this is all speculation.
  14. USAFRet said:
    And as we don't know the actual budget or existing parts list here, this is all speculation.


    Seems like this is getting off topic, as the OP hasn't responded. Are there templates for things of this nature?
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