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Windows 7: $100 budget

09 Feb 2015   #1
Durdy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
$100 budget

So I have a $100 budget to upgrade my desktop and need help what to buy.


Herr are my specs..AMD Quad-Core A6-3600 (2.1GHz), 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, AMD Radeon HD 6530D


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09 Feb 2015   #2
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

With only $100 to spend, by far the biggest bang for your buck would be to get an ssd for your OS and programs and to keep the hdd for data storage. Your $100 should allow you to get a 128-240GB ssd.

Here's some examples: Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, and More - Newegg.com
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09 Feb 2015   #3
shadow2201

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I would say go with a nice SSD to speed things up. You're not going to get far on $100 in any other category, so I'd say go find a good deal on an SSD.
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09 Feb 2015   #4
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I would actually say no to the SSD if you are looking to play games you are running a APU

I would find the top card you could pair with it for that $100 bucks and call it a day SSD later
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09 Feb 2015   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A SSD is the way to go. In terms of GPUs there is not much for $100. For serious gaming you need to spend a lot more.

Examples: Best Graphics Cards February - 2015
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09 Feb 2015   #6
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
A SSD is the way to go. In terms of GPUs there is not much for $100. For serious gaming you need to spend a lot more.

Examples: Best Graphics Cards February - 2015

Wolfgang that is not the case he is running a APU
XFX HD-657X-ZDF2 Radeon HD 6570 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Newegg.com
his CPU matches up with this card APU+GPU hybrid crossfire

$64.99

Or this even better XFX HD-667X-CLF3 Radeon HD 6670 2GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 Low Profile Ready Video Card - Newegg.com
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09 Feb 2015   #7
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

If you can cough up 50 more then here is a ssd PNY SSD7SC120GOPT-RB 2.5" 120GB ATA 6Gb/s (SATA III) NAND Internal / External Solid State Drive (SSD) - Newegg.com

145.00 total upgrade graphics and ssd
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09 Feb 2015   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
A SSD is the way to go. In terms of GPUs there is not much for $100. For serious gaming you need to spend a lot more.

Examples: Best Graphics Cards February - 2015

Wolfgang that is not the case he is running a APU
XFX HD-657X-ZDF2 Radeon HD 6570 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Newegg.com
his CPU matches up with this card APU+GPU hybrid crossfire

$64.99

Or this even better XFX HD-667X-CLF3 Radeon HD 6670 2GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 Low Profile Ready Video Card - Newegg.com
OKL, I see. I hope he has the recommended 400Watt PSU.
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09 Feb 2015   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
If you can cough up 50 more then here is a ssd PNY SSD7SC120GOPT-RB 2.5" 120GB ATA 6Gb/s (SATA III) NAND Internal / External Solid State Drive (SSD) - Newegg.com

145.00 total upgrade graphics and ssd
LOL, I just had the same thought. But there is still that PSU question.
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09 Feb 2015   #10
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
If you can cough up 50 more then here is a ssd PNY SSD7SC120GOPT-RB 2.5" 120GB ATA 6Gb/s (SATA III) NAND Internal / External Solid State Drive (SSD) - Newegg.com

145.00 total upgrade graphics and ssd
LOL, I just had the same thought. But there is still that PSU question.

Great minds great minds
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