Firestarter wrote:Airmantharp wrote:I found a system equipped with a 3.4GHz AMD quad and a Samsung F3 to be more than sufficiently snappy. Faster is nice for sure and some games really benefit from SSDs though, so I agree that it's something to look forward too. Wouldn't use that in place of a real GPU though.
If you think any HDD based system is sufficiently snappy, you obviously haven't basked in the glory of 0.1ms access times yet. The Core 2 Quad system with HDD running Vista that I use at work is hilariously slow compared to my girlfriend's Sandy Bridge based system with SSD and Windows 7. Surely Vista is slower than 7, but not by that much
I have SSD's in all three of my machines, so I'm speaking from experience here. The F3 isn't SSD fast of course, but it's still faster and quieter than I had expected- it put my 1TB FALS Black to shame on both accounts. With Windows 7's optimizations, pretty much everything ran very quickly.