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Is it worth the ~$500 to go to 1155, in my case? I am not a really hard core gamer, not getting BF3, likely MW3 though. I dont do any hardcore cpu intensive apps, no encoding, or none of that jazz, just a basic user. I would really like to have a 1155 setup, but I am having trouble justifying it. I dont have a disposable income either, I would have to save a bit for it(or use a CC which I hate.)

What are your guys' thoughts. I want to do something different with my PC, its been the same for almost a year. What should I do? I'm leaning toward new case (Mountain Mods) and redoing my WC. Its kinda just 'thrown together' right now, Id like to really do it up nice.

Let me know folks
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If you aren't a hardcore gamer and do no intensive CPU apps then there is absolutely no reason to upgrade to 1155. If you feel like your rig is thrown together you could spend that $500 on a new case and a complete water cooling loop, including your gtx480. But it sounds to me like you really don't need to spend $500 on a cpu/mobo/ram upgrade.
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yeah that's about what I'm thinking. maybe a diff hdd, or sdd setup in mind as well?
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SSDs give a nice little performance boost in windows.
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An SSD completely changes a build. Once I bought one for my 3.5 year old laptop, it instantly felt brand new again. It's an upgrade that is definitely worth getting.
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An SSD completely changes a build. Once I bought one for my 3.5 year old laptop, it instantly felt brand new again. It's an upgrade that is definitely worth getting.
totally agree with you, i would recommend you getting a crucial m4 128gb ssd
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so it sounds like a 128gb SSD is the first upgrade to come. I am going to HATE HATE HATE doing a re-istall but that's life i guess lol thx guys!
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so it sounds like a 128gb SSD is the first upgrade to come. I am going to HATE HATE HATE doing a re-istall but that's life i guess lol thx guys!
It be a good upgrade
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SSD is probably the most cost effective way to boost basic system tasks.
If you don't need a lot of space our have an external back up HD, then I'd recommend a 60 or 90gb. To save $
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Nehalem is still a beastly platform. Even if you were a hardcore gamer I would see no reason to upgrade your cpu/mobo/memory at this point. As others have already mentioned, its an SSD that will make all the difference to your day to day computing now.

Since I've become accustomed to their speed I just can't live without at least having the OS on an SSD now.
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