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A SATA II SSD will still be much much faster than a normal HDD so it will be an upgrade for sure. Prices have just started falling below the $1/GB too so now would be a good time. You can get a SATA III drive for that price and use it later once you upgrade the rest because its backwards compatible.
Your PSU has plenty of power to add some additional hardware so dont worry about that at all.
If you want to upgrade your video card, now is a great time to take a look at the GTX 560ti. there are great prices going on those now and they are awesome cards. With all the issues AMD has with drivers and xfire, i couldn't suggest going that route.

Do you recommend me to change my motherboard if I choose to change my video card? I want to make sure the motherboard can handle all this new stuff because the Intel Desktop Board is pretty basic.
Thanks for the help!
post #12 of 14
your motherboard wont have any issue with the new stuff if you end up going with a single video card. that one will not support 2 so you cant xfire.

it all depends on how much you are looking to spend. whats your budget? you could do it all at once and sell off what you have now on the cheap, or you could upgrade the mobo and cpu later and just go with the ssd and video.
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your motherboard wont have any issue with the new stuff if you end up going with a single video card. that one will not support 2 so you cant xfire.
it all depends on how much you are looking to spend. whats your budget? you could do it all at once and sell off what you have now on the cheap, or you could upgrade the mobo and cpu later and just go with the ssd and video.

Yea I just rechecked my MB and it doesn't even have 2 PCI express x16 so crossfiring is out of the question.
In terms of budget, it all depends. I have a friend that is looking for a comp to play some steam games comfortably. Mine actually plays games pretty well (i don`t know why I absolutely want to upgrade though tongue.gif Want to be prepared to whats coming next I guess). Maybe I`ll sell him my comp and build myself a new one. But it's pretty unlikely, so if that fails, I'll try to sell only my gfx card to a friend that wants to play diablo 3 to a higher quality then low and I'll get a new gfx card. If that fails too, I'll just get a SSD for now. tongue.gif

At this time, what component are good to buy in terms of quality/price? Like the SSD you mention earlier.
Edited by TheJSeb - 4/28/12 at 5:58pm
post #14 of 14
the corsair, samsung, intel and mushkin drives are all very good. i have an OCZ drive my self and it has worked great for me so far. look for deals close to $1/GB now adays.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226236

good price for a good drive.
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