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Windows 7: Need help upgrading my rig

26 Jan 2014   #11
Ekayrouz

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
I think the best bang for the buck is to add a second Asus GTX 560 ti in SLI. What PSU do you have? If it's 650-700 watts you should be GTG. A used 560 is around $100 USD, you may have enough for a 120-240gb SSD. Your cpu and memory are fine, no bottleneck.
The PSU that I have is 650 WATTS. As I said in another post though, the Asus GTX 560 ti is a really loud card. Of course it's factory overclocked.


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26 Jan 2014   #12
Ekayrouz

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by csjag View Post
The GTX 760 would be a small increase in speed over your 560 TI, and being 2 generations newer, it would run cooler and consume less power. Your I5 has plenty of headroom and the 760 GTX will not hamper it at all.
I would, like the previous suggestions, go with an SSD. You get an instant speed increase in everyday activities, although it will not help your gaming FPS.
What about an ASUS 770?
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26 Jan 2014   #13
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Asus 770 needs 300 watts alone, you'd be smart to do the math with the free PSU calculator and then bump it up 15-20%. You may want to consider a new PSU in the 850 range?
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26 Jan 2014   #14
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

For sure you want to back up all important data then completely wipe this hdd drive then I would clean install W7 to a ssd and all the software and games then use the spinner for data.
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26 Jan 2014   #15
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ekayrouz View Post

Thanks for the quick reply! My pc is generally slow on booting up, so installing an ssd will help that? Will I also need to reinstall windows 7 if I install an 120 GB SSD in my computer?
If your current C: partition is under 120 GB, you can just transfer the data from the HDD to the SSD. It is a very fast process. There are two ways to do it. One that calls for a lot of different commands and one that calls for you to spend $20 and things are done for you. Check this out. SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
== Just to give you an idea of how fast a SSD is, your PC boots in about 25 seconds and a program opens in one second. It's fast.
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27 Jan 2014   #16
Ekayrouz

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ekayrouz View Post

Thanks for the quick reply! My pc is generally slow on booting up, so installing an ssd will help that? Will I also need to reinstall windows 7 if I install an 120 GB SSD in my computer?
If your current C: partition is under 120 GB, you can just transfer the data from the HDD to the SSD. It is a very fast process. There are two ways to do it. One that calls for a lot of different commands and one that calls for you to spend $20 and things are done for you. Check this out. SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
== Just to give you an idea of how fast a SSD is, your PC boots in about 25 seconds and a program opens in one second. It's fast.
Thanks for the reply, but when I boot up my computer there are 2 windows 7 tabs I can select in the start up menu. Do you know what's that all about?
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27 Jan 2014   #17
Ekayrouz

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
For sure you want to back up all important data then completely wipe this hdd drive then I would clean install W7 to a ssd and all the software and games then use the spinner for data.
Which SSD do you recommend?
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27 Jan 2014   #18
Ekayrouz

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Asus 770 needs 300 watts alone, you'd be smart to do the math with the free SPU calculator and then bump it up 15-20%. You may want to consider a new PSU in the 850 range?
I'm talking about removing my current graphics card and replacing it with the 770.
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27 Jan 2014   #19
Ekayrouz

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

This is how my current hard drive look like.


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27 Jan 2014   #20
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ekayrouz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
For sure you want to back up all important data then completely wipe this hdd drive then I would clean install W7 to a ssd and all the software and games then use the spinner for data.
Which SSD do you recommend?
I would say look to Samsung, Intel, Crucial, Corsair, Kingston. 128gb will give lots of room for growth and updates. Place all software and the best big file games on it, all else can go to spinner ! You just won't believe what you've been missing.....it's a crazy upgrade.
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