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Poll: Are SATA III 6.0Gbps and USB 3.0 worth an additional $40 for a Budget Gaming PC ($450-$600) or not?
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Are SATA III 6.0Gbps and USB 3.0 worth an additional $40 for a Budget Gaming PC?
02-02-2012, 09:53 PM,
#1
Are SATA III 6.0Gbps and USB 3.0 worth an additional $40 for a Budget Gaming PC?
I'm working on the next update for the Budget Gaming PCs and I want your opinion.

Simple question:
Quote:Are SATA III 6.0Gbps and USB 3.0 worth an additional $40 for a Budget Gaming PC ($450-$600) or not?

Yes or no?
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02-02-2012, 10:05 PM,
#2
Re: Are SATA III 6.0Gbps and USB 3.0 worth an additional $40 for a Budget Gaming PC?
I would say no. But I'm sure a lot of people would think it is worth it.
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02-02-2012, 10:07 PM,
#3
RE: Are SATA III 6.0Gbps and USB 3.0 worth an additional $40 for a Budget Gaming PC?
I'd say no too, considering that neither of them will be taken advantage of.

Think about it: Hard Drives do not benefit from SATA III, you're unlikely to get a SSD with that kind of budget and how many devices really take advantage of USB 3.0?

You're better off investing that $40 on a better CPU or better video card in my opinion.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
02-02-2012, 10:42 PM,
#4
RE: Are SATA III 6.0Gbps and USB 3.0 worth an additional $40 for a Budget Gaming PC?
(02-02-2012, 10:07 PM)MathieuB Wrote: I'd say no too, considering that neither of them will be taken advantage of.

Think about it: Hard Drives do not benefit from SATA III, you're unlikely to get a SSD with that kind of budget and how many devices really take advantage of USB 3.0?

You're better off investing that $40 on a better CPU or better video card in my opinion.

ditto
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02-03-2012, 12:49 AM,
#5
RE: Are SATA III 6.0Gbps and USB 3.0 worth an additional $40 for a Budget Gaming PC?
(02-02-2012, 10:07 PM)MathieuB Wrote: I'd say no too, considering that neither of them will be taken advantage of.

Think about it: Hard Drives do not benefit from SATA III, you're unlikely to get a SSD with that kind of budget and how many devices really take advantage of USB 3.0?

You're better off investing that $40 on a better CPU or better video card in my opinion.

i agree 100%,imo its a huge waste...and its things like that that i look into bout my build im working on lol which i should be ready to buy when you get the mainstream builds done lol
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02-03-2012, 09:18 AM,
#6
RE: Are SATA III 6.0Gbps and USB 3.0 worth an additional $40 for a Budget Gaming PC?
May I suggest not including the 6.0GBps/USB 3.0 motherboard in the budget build, but including it in the discussion as an upgrade option? Something like "Hard drives can't take advantage of 6.0GBps, and USB 3.0 is barely used today, but if you would like these features to help future-proof your machine, then choose this other motherboard for $40 more."

That's really all it is -- $40 for future-proofing.
02-03-2012, 11:29 AM,
#7
RE: Are SATA III 6.0Gbps and USB 3.0 worth an additional $40 for a Budget Gaming PC?
That's pretty much what I intend to do, I just figured that I'd ask everyone's opinions.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518


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