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Old 10-28-2012, 05:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Current build

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
MOBO: GA-990XA-UD3
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 2gb version.
RAM: 12 gb 1600mhz 8 + 2 + 2
PSU: OLD FAITHFULL.
HDD: 500GB 7200rpm.
Case: OLD FAITHFULL.
DVD: OLD FAITHFULL.

Also got a sound card and a tv tuner... both are fine.

I was thinking of getting an SSD and maybe a case.
Anything you think is worth getting?
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: What to upgrade?

Depends on the usage of your machine. Everybody can use an SSD IMO. What is your PSU? Power quality is a big deal to me, and should be to everybody no matter how good you think it is.
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Can you please inform us on what your PSU (Power supply unit) is?
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 500W ATX12V SLI Ready Modular Power Supply
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I reckon a 120 GB SSD would suit your build just well!
Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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Ok that's a decent PSU, albeit on the border of recommended wattage. Yea I'd say you would see a huge performance increase in every day tasks and loading by going to an SSD if you are happy with FPS.
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It really depends what you plan to use the computer for. I have a computer similar to yours in terms of processing power and an SSD was a nice addition. However, I have seen no huge increases except in installing programs or loading some maps in a game. Other than that, any other speed increases have been small.
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Overall general feel of the computer is much faster. Make a regular HDD your main drive again and you'll see the difference. I guarantee it.
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