is ssd worth it?

Hey guys I was wondering if SSD is worth the money? I am looking to stream while gaming at ultra settings except I feel like the system would run fine with regular hdd. I guess i'm just wondering what exactly ssd will do for my rig. Here are the specs

i7 7800x
gigabyte x299 aorus ultra gaming
gtx 1080
16gb corsair vengence ddr4
1tb hd
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    aeagan92 said:
    Hey guys I was wondering if SSD is worth the money? I am looking to stream while gaming at ultra settings except I feel like the system would run fine with regular hdd. I guess i'm just wondering what exactly ssd will do for my rig. Here are the specs

    i7 7800x
    gigabyte x299 aorus ultra gaming
    gtx 1080
    16gb corsair vengence ddr4
    1tb hd
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  2. You have all that expensive gear and are running a slow mechanical HDD? Spend $75 and get a 240gb SSD and enjoy the quicker boots and more responsive system.
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  3. If you are willing to spend the money on an x299 sytem I think an SSD is absolutely worth it. An SSD improves the overall responsiveness of the pc. It may not help with framerate in games but it will improve load times quite significantly versus an HDD. I would never dream of building a sytem like that without an SSD,
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  4. If you are using any conventional Hard Drives, The load times of actually getting into the games, booting into windows or loading programs will be greatly improved with an SSD
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  5. Dunlop0078 said:
    If you are willing to spend the money on an x299 sytem I think an SSD is absolutely worth it. An SSD improves the overall responsiveness of the pc. It may not help with framerate in games but it will improve load times quite significantly versus an HDD. I would never dream of building a sytem like that without an SSD,


    What ssd would you recommend then?
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  6. Budget? Size? For a SATA SSD I really like the samsung 850 evo. However there are many good options. There are also m.2 drives to consider.
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  7. I would suggest a M.2 SSD that would plug directly into the motherboard as it saves some space/cables. The Crucial MX300 is really good or even the WD Blue M.2.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Storage: Crucial - MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($92.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $92.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-05 15:42 EDT-0400
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  8. WildCard999 said:
    I would suggest a M.2 SSD that would plug directly into the motherboard as it saves some space/cables. The Crucial MX300 is really good or even the WD Blue M.2.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Storage: Crucial - MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($92.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $92.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-05 15:42 EDT-0400


    After reading everything I decided on this.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OBRE5UE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    :) I guess i'm spoiling myself lol. Thanks for the advice though. You guys definitely made me open my eyes to ssd.
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  9. I have the same exact model, it's fast and plenty of space for the OS & a few games.
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  10. What few people I know who have made the switch say that they could never go back...
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  11. WildCard999 said:
    I have the same exact model, it's fast and plenty of space for the OS & a few games.


    question for you though since i never used ssd. I have that 1tb harddrive which has windows 10 installed and all my games. How exactly do I get windows and all that to transfer to ssd? Is that hard to do or is it simple? Kinda not sure how to setup the ssd.
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  12. aeagan92 said:
    WildCard999 said:
    I have the same exact model, it's fast and plenty of space for the OS & a few games.


    question for you though since i never used ssd. I have that 1tb harddrive which has windows 10 installed and all my games. How exactly do I get windows and all that to transfer to ssd? Is that hard to do or is it simple? Kinda not sure how to setup the ssd.


    Samsung Magician Software (that comes with it) should be able to transfer everything over, just make sure you have enough room on the SSD for everything. I have no idea on the process though as I did a full reinstall of the OS/games (steam/origin/uplay) when I got the new SSD.
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