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Windows 7: What to upgrade next?


27 Jan 2013   #1

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What to upgrade next?

Hey guys I sold my old dell and some other things and made about 200 and I was wondring what should I get next?
I don't want an ssd.
Things I was considering were:
A nvidia gtx 660
A new case
A new am3+ cpu + mother board

What do you guys think I should get and why?
Thanks in adavnce -ztorm

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27 Jan 2013   #2

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Why dont you want a SSD?.

Whats your current specs?
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27 Jan 2013   #3

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Seagate 500gb HDD
CM scout case
Nvidia gts 450
AMD phenom II x4 840
Corsair h60 with push pull noctuas
Gigabyte 880GM-UD2H motherboard
Corsair TX850M PSU

Edit:I don't want an ssd because I don't realy care about how long it takes for my system to boot or how long it takes to transfer files etc
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27 Jan 2013   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silverstormz View Post
Seagate 500gb HDD
CM scout case
Nvidia gts 450
AMD phenom II x4 840
Corsair h60 with push pull noctuas
Gigabyte 880GM-UD2H motherboard
Corsair TX850M PSU

Edit:I don't want an ssd because I don't realy care about how long it takes for my system to boot or how long it takes to transfer files etc

SSD's do alot more then increase boot time, and data transfer. Opening every day items will be so much quicker, Explorer, Games, programs, documents, pictures.

You would see such a difference.

I'm not to "Savi" when it comes to AMD processors, perhaps someone else can help in that area.
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27 Jan 2013   #5

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An SSD will give you more of a boost in performance than anything else you have listed. I could care less about lightning fast reboot times since I rarely reboot, but I would be heartbroken if I had to go back to waiting for programs to open lol. It is really that much of a difference. Is there anything currently wrong with your case, or other parts you have mentioned? Checking some prices, you could almost get a good SSD and a real good graphics card for that budget.

Samsung 840 Pro
EVGA GTX 660

That is a top of the line premium SSD and a really good graphics card, for about 35 more pounds......so you see what is within your range. You can get that graphics card and an SSD that is a little less expensive and fall right in your budget, AND you'll greatly increase your systems performance.

Just letting you know, not pushing anything on ya.
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27 Jan 2013   #6

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My board's only got sata 2 3gbs would that affect the speeds?
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27 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

You will only get SATA II speeds, instead of SATA III speeds, but the speeds that matter, Random 4k Read/Write and Access Time, will be virtually the same. You can also take the SSD with you if you ever upgrade.
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27 Jan 2013   #8
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An SSD will make virtually everything faster. Opening programs, copying, moving files, etc., booting up, and other things. It will really improve the speed of your computer.
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27 Jan 2013   #9

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Gotta go with the consensus here ..... an ssd would do more to "help" your system than anything else mentioned. Failing that I would go for the better graphics card.
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27 Jan 2013   #10

 
 

The real question is what do you hope to actually improve?

Your desktop experience, games etc
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