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Windows 7: Upgrades?

24 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hey all,

Christmas is not that far away and was thinking if there was anything I could upgrade in my computer system. I know for one thing I want a new case. I've been looking at a few and any more suggestions to that would be appreciated.

My current system:
AMD Athlon 64 Dual Core Processor 5600+ @ 2.9Ghz
6GB Ram
2x 500GB Hard Drives
Nvidia GeForce 9400GT with 1GB
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
PSU: 450W

Any ideas/suggestions or whatever else will be appreciated.


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24 Oct 2009   #2

XP, Seven, 2008R2

If you do a lot of PC gaming (new games) I would suggest a new video card. Something like a 9800GT or higher.

If you don't do gaming then save your Christmas wishes for something else because you already have a nice PC and there's not much sense wasting them on computer parts.
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24 Oct 2009   #3

Win 7 32 bit , Win xp Sp3

Keep your 2 drives for data and get a super fast SSD drive for C:

The speed difference is amazing. 30 sec boots, programs open instantly........amazing
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24 Oct 2009   #4

XP, Seven, 2008R2

30 second boots? This doesn't save me much time from a conventional hard disk.

Why are SSD so expensive? I think they're just trying to milk everyone for cash, like they did with the $200 flash drives that now come inside of cereal boxes...
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26 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I'm thinking about a Graphics card update. Although if I wanted to get one of the cards that are pretty big, I would need a new motherboard. Due to me having about 3 PCI slots with my WiFI card in the very bottom one and not much room above. :P

Any ideas? :]
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