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Windows 7: What to upgrade next?

27 Oct 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium
What to upgrade next?

Hey guys I am proposing to get my pc up to "modern gaming" worthy

I was wondering what should I get first?

A sli ready motherboard

An ssd for a boot drive

A new hard drive (current one is 500gbs and nearly full)

A new graphics card (660)

New case

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27 Oct 2012   #2

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot

When i fet ready for a new build/upgrade i select in the following order based all on budget::

Vid Card

Then everything else
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27 Oct 2012   #3

windows 7 home premium

Should I start to make the switch over to intel? or consider am3+?
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27 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

If you don't already have one then I would recommend the SSD first, it's an awesome upgrade and will make your PC seem so fast all round.

However it won't make much difference to gaming apart from load times.
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27 Oct 2012   #5

windows 7 home premium

How many gbs should I be looking at and what should it be used for? cacheing etc etc
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27 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Well depends on your budget, I would say now prices have dropped go for 128GB as a minimum and use it as the OS drive, if you can stretch to a 256GB then you should be able to have your games on there too.
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