threetonesun, on 01 August 2012 - 15:33, said:
Did you go from a 5400 RPM hard drive to the SSD, or did you already have a 7200 in there? Don't get me wrong, I have an SSD in my laptop (128 gb) and I think it's great, but that's the entirety of my storage on that computer. For a desktop, a good 7200 drive that holds everything can be nice.
Plus, as long as you partition the HD when installing Windows, it's really easy to drop an SSD in later and boot from that. If your GPU gets outclassed, you have to buy a new one and sell the old one, and hope the rest of your system isn't bottlenecking it, or that you'd need a bigger PSU, etc.
I went from a 1Tb Samsung 5400rpm HDD to a 128Gb Samsung 830 SSD - I transferred the entire contents of the HDD to the SSD via Acronis (including the Recovery and HP Tools partitions), and relocated the HDD into an external USB3 caddy. I now use the HDD for supplemental storage, mainly high-definition movies and TV series ripped from Blu-ray via AnyDVD HD (http://www.slysoft.c...n/anydvdhd.html
) - I find this handy if I want to take a batch of movies on holiday, but don't have the room in the luggage for a wad of discs! I'm now looking at replacing the 1Tb Seagate HDD in my main system with a 256Gb Samsung 830 SSD.
In my case, when my Radeon 5850 started to run out of steam, I simply dropped in another one to run in Crossfire mode (picked up another one cheaply on eBay) - I'm now able to run practically any game at 2560x1440 (Skyrim in particular looks awesome!).