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Windows 7: Upgrading my computer, Best build price/performance?

19 Oct 2012   #1
Hydroo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Upgrading my computer, Best build price/performance?

My current build is:

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-880GA-UD3H
GPU: GTS 450
CPU: AMD Athlon II 4 640
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8gb 1600mhz
PSU: 500watt 80+ (silver i think)
HDD: 1TB

I am going to be upgrading to:

MOBO: ASRock B75 Pro3-M
GPU: GTX 660
CPU: i3 3220 @ 3.30ghz
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8gb 1600mhz
PSU: 500watt 80+ (silver i think)
HDD: 1TB

does anyone have any suggestions on how i could make this build better with a minimal price increase, around 20-50 pounds and if all the components are compatible?


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19 Oct 2012   #2
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

maybe get a i3 3240 instead of 2120 because 2120 is previous architecture, maybe ssd and youl be off, 3240 is about 20 more but i dont know about the ssd as i can recall the price
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19 Oct 2012   #3
Hydroo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

K thanks for the advice but im never going to be getting an ssd unless they lower the prices down to around hdds, in my opinion ssds are worthless i mean come on 100-200 pounds for 5 second faster loading and boot time? my computer boots up in 25 seconds as is and i use a hdd.
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19 Oct 2012   #4
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

i have never used one but in the future it will always be a g00d upgrade
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19 Oct 2012   #5
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I see no mention of a case or type of cooling you'll be using. Those are some very important factors to consider.

Also with an SSD there are no moving parts to go bad or any defragging to be done. They produce a fraction of the heat that the current hdd's produce. Which aids in the over all cooling of your system which in-turns helps with the overall performance and longevity of a system.
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19 Oct 2012   #6
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

SSD's are not just for faster shutdown/reboots. Every time you click on a program or application to start up and run, you have to wait....the more intensive the program, the longer the load time. Anytime you install something, instead of really slow installs, it takes a fraction of the time. If you don't think an SSD will help a computers overall performance, you've never seen one in action. It is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to increase performance, and you will see more of a increase than a CPU/RAM upgrade every day of the week.
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19 Oct 2012   #7
Hydroo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
I see no mention of a case or type of cooling you'll be using. Those are some very important factors to consider.

Also with an SSD there are no moving parts to go bad or any defragging to be done. They produce a fraction of the heat that the current hdd's produce. Which aids in the over all cooling of your system which in-turns helps with the overall performance and longevity of a system.
Case: Metal no clue what type
Cooling: No aftermarket cooler

a 1tb SSD costs way too much, having a hdd and an sdd makes your fraction of heat point invalid id actually be producing more heat, im not willing to spend 150 pounds to save a minute or so every day. Longevity and performance? i know that ssd do not give fps increase in games atleast nothing above 4fps, i don't know about longevity but ive seen computers from 2000 that still have the same hdd and are functioning.
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19 Oct 2012   #8
Hydroo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
SSD's are not just for faster shutdown/reboots. Every time you click on a program or application to start up and run, you have to wait....the more intensive the program, the longer the load time. Anytime you install something, instead of really slow installs, it takes a fraction of the time. If you don't think an SSD will help a computers overall performance, you've never seen one in action. It is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to increase performance, and you will see more of a increase than a CPU/RAM upgrade every day of the week.
I really don't care about the speed increase i am fine with a hdd and love the fact you can have so much space for so cheap the only thing that would compel me to buy and ssd is if ssds increased fps in games by around 10+fps.
You make it seem like i have to wait a minute for a game to open but that's not the case it takes 2-4 seconds max sometimes instantly i just don't think that ssds are price/performance fair but that's just my opinion.
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19 Oct 2012   #9
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

get a small 80gb ssd, the have a 250 or 500gb hdd for your data/games
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19 Oct 2012   #10
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Nobody buys a 1TB SSD. You buy a SSD that is around 128-256GB and use that for your OS, applications/programs, games.......and use the HDD as storage for video/music/pictures/documents. In a desktop, an SSD is strictly for performance. Games don't benefit at all from SSD's except loading times. The performance increase is in day to day activities.

But you seem to have them all figured out...
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