IRC details are in the sticky post about modding … i forget the title on it, its sticky tho lol
SSD? I literally rip apart an SSD in like 4-6 months. My I/O destroys them. SSD doesnt really help with anything but start up times, at least, I have noticed. 3 things are going to make things slow for you in ADK (or Unreal at that …) CPU, RAM, GPU.
One thing i want people to understand is, those beast-mode video cards are garbage for development stuff. You should really be using development hardware to develop … Even the 980s are slower then the older model Quadro K620 im using …
My 2 setups are (and not bragging rights, or e-peen, just saying what i use for reference)
Dev: 64GB ECC, 2x 15k HDDs, AMD FX-9590 8core clocked to 5.4ghz, Quadro K620 Video Card
Play: 16GB PC3200, 6x 7200 HDDs, AMD FX-9590 (same as above), nVidia/STRiX 960GTX (2x SLi)
I can tell you, on initial load in of TheIsland map, either machine, takes me maybe a few min. First build. Approx 5,000 shaders takes me maybe like 3-5 min to build… maybe? It’s not that long on either machine.
I have never noticed any “performance” gains in using an SSD. I dont care what “joe computertech” tells people, every … single … test … shows that you gain nothing after INITIAL load of X program/OS. 0 gains. You do lose a lot, like money. Thats #1 thing you lost. Oh and the ability to RAID them since they will burn out in like a day. bwahaha. junk in my opinion. Either way, to get it to run faster > RAM. RAM and make sure the computer can actually handle it. Your standard DELL motherboard is going to have some really crappy I/O and hardware, so, dont expect it to work all that great. There is more that goes into the “why am i slow” result, but, thats a thread on its own. I say push RAM to as close to 32GB you can, get a solid videocard, note that i did not say 10 SLi Titans … bwahah… titans shakes head … anyways …
Development was not made for “gaming computers” any more then it was made for grannys computer on that desk build in 1924. Sure, you can probably play ARK real nice, or, “i can max out in World of Warcraft” … but gaming and dev work are apples and oranges.