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Poll Results: Keep current 1055T OC 3.5Ghz or upgrade to Unlocked Core i5 3.3Ghz Sandy Bridge

 
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    Keep 1055T
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post #41 of 56
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Yes it is, and sadly it is also the 5400rpm model, I didn't know much when I built my pc. What low cost, good quality ssd would you recommend.

Samsung 830, Crucial M4 or Plexor M3 are all excellent SSDs.
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I found these on my usual site what do you guys think?

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/128gb-ocz-technology-octane-25-ssd-sata-ii-indilinx-everest-mlc-flash-read-275mb-s-write-175mb-s-11k

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/128gb-plextor-px-128m3-25-ssd-sata-6gb-s-marvell-mlc-flash-read-500mb-s-write-320mb-s-256mb-cache-65
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I do not like OCZ drives, the older ones use sandforce which used to have some major problems, so I just do not trust it. Also, that OCZ drive is only Sata II, The Plexor M3 is the better drive to grab.
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post #44 of 56
The Plextor has good reviews, though I have no experience personally. I believe it is similar to a Crucial M4.
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post #45 of 56
I've got a crucial m4 and I can vouch that they are great. You can find them for quite cheap if you look hard enough.

A 570 would be a really silly upgrade, just go for the 670 after you get an SSD.
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Ok, right now I'm thinking that I will get the M3 SSD I linked to above, then I'll get a 6950 as I have heard you can unlock it or at least overclock it to the 6970 speed, after that I will upgrade my motherboard and the finally buy another 6950 and crossfire them. I have a feeling this will take me a good couple of months as I have to save for them first tongue.gif I need a job.
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post #47 of 56
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Ok, right now I'm thinking that I will get the M3 SSD I linked to above, then I'll get a 6950 as I have heard you can unlock it or at least overclock it to the 6970 speed, after that I will upgrade my motherboard and the finally buy another 6950 and crossfire them. I have a feeling this will take me a good couple of months as I have to save for them first tongue.gif I need a job.

Getting a job would help thumb.gif
post #48 of 56
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Ok, right now I'm thinking that I will get the M3 SSD I linked to above, then I'll get a 6950 as I have heard you can unlock it or at least overclock it to the 6970 speed, after that I will upgrade my motherboard and the finally buy another 6950 and crossfire them. I have a feeling this will take me a good couple of months as I have to save for them first tongue.gif I need a job.

You really should not Xfire or SLI high end cards with an AMD chip, it will be significantly better if you get one high end card that is equal performance of the two cards in xfire/sli. AMD chips do not handle multiple high end cards as well as intel. They can handle any single high end card no problem. But multiple , not so much.
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Ok, in that case I will just stick to a single 6950 till I upgrade to an i5 or whatever I decide to do at that point in time. I'm also going to get a job as soon as my GCSE exams are over, I actually used to do work experience every Saturday at a PC repair shop nearby and the owner actually said I was better at what I did for free, then what he paid people to do, so I think he'd probably be happy to give me a job there and I might even be able to get nice discounts on stuff. Otherwise I'll probably go and ask for a letter of recommendation from him and go around other repair shops see if they'll take me smile.gif
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You wont be disappointed with a 6950. They are extremely good cards for the money, Mine plays any game easily and highest settings.
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