Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps
You should visit the HardOCP website -- as they did some performance benchmarks of Gaming comparing an SSD to an HDD -- and found, that apart from loading the game, real-time performance was no better using the SSD. If you don't believe me, visit their site and read the review they did.
True. The biggest gains from using an SSD is from greatly improved boot times and faster program loading. In the case of games, one will not get any more FPS with an SSD but, if a game has to load modules during play, those modules will load much faster.
If one is using a laptop and runs everything on the SSD, data access will be noticeably snappier when accessing large amounts at one time and battery life will improve since it takes far less power to run an SSD than it does even a small spinner. However, large SSDs are expensive.
RAM over 8GB will rarely lead to better gaming performance so, since the OP has a desktop that already has 8GB RAM, replacing an existing spinner will provide the best overall