Another big performance marker for gaming computers is the use of solid state hard drives versus the conventional hard disk drive. Hard disk drives use a spinning hard disk which is read with a magnetic head. It takes time for the head to get to the sector and the disk to spin which is why its ideal for solid state drives that use flash memory. Much quicker response times. If you check out any Youtube video online you will quickly notice the major difference. But if you actually decide to get one, you will also quickly get to know the major difference in price. Solid state drives are far more expensive than conventional drives, but will likely come down in price slowly overtime.