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post #1 of 10
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Hi guys im not sure if this is the right area since there is no general hardware . below is my sig rig and im looking to upgrade as it is slowing down

motherboard : gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H
processor : intel i7 870 @ 3.8ghz
hard drive : samsung f3 1tb
sony optical drive
ram : 8gb gskill ripjaws at 1600z
graphics card : sapphire hd 6950 unlocked shaders
PSu : thermaltake 750watts
case: thermaltake v3


anything else needed to know ? im into making music now and i dont game on it anymore besides the ocational guild wars. i built it for battlefield 3 but reacently im just focusing on making a studio. bought a new desk, midi keyboard everything i kind of want to get rid of this so i dont get distracted . how much would a rig like this sell for ? or should i maybe get an ssd to fix that slow feeling of my hard drive. i dont know what it is thats making it stutter. would u guys sell it for the new iMacs or keep it. i like producing music in windows since i have all my virtual instruments here but i herd Logic in the mac OS is a lot better then what im using now (ableton)


thanks for all the help and move the thread if needed thumb.gif
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post #2 of 10
Just reinstall Windows on an SSD. That will give you the biggest speed increase. There's no reason for that PC to stutter, even if the CPU is a few generations old.

Even my PC powers through everything I throw at it. When I upgrade it'll be more out of fun than actual necessity.
    
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post #3 of 10
A SSD would always be sweet so I would pick that first if I where you. Then I would wait untill the release of the New haswell CPU line wich is in 4 to 6 months. And buy a New mobo by then.
post #4 of 10
I agree, get an SSD, there's not much reason to upgrade your CPU / Mobo. The i7, though a few gens old, will still perform quite well.

Wait for Haswell.
post #5 of 10
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what kind of ssd should i get not looking to spend more than 120 $
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post #6 of 10
Ehm, $120 is not much try to get one of the crucial m4's or samsung 830's and you are fine, but I suggest you to spend a little more to get at least 128 GB or 256 GB.
post #7 of 10
I agree with going for a SSD. It'll definitely be worth it, you'll notice a huge performance improvement. You can get a 128GB SSD, 256GB drives are around $170-$200. Here is a nice 128GB Samsung for $105.
Edited by Zulli85 - 11/30/12 at 11:31am
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post #8 of 10
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guess i missed all the black friday deals i was seeing 240 gigs for like 150 $ lol
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post #9 of 10
Your rig is a powerful one. I see no reason for you to sell it my friend. If you feel that it's slow or stuttering. The rest of the guys in here are 100% right when they say get an SSD and start fresh. It will help loads with your studio/audio pursuits. Besides that... All I can think of is a sound card, but that's so obvious you must have thought of that.
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post #10 of 10
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thanks a lot guys, it is pretty powerful games run fine its just my slow ass 5400rpm drive. gonna pick up an ssd and see the difference this weekend. thanks !
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