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I was wondering what I should get? I was aiming for a new HDD or PSU. What is the best HDD or PSU for $110 or less. Thanks !
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Well if your hdd is working and not running out of space, and your psu is not giving you problems, and you are content with your current specs, then I would suggest an SSD.

It will make your computer a lot more responsive and just feel worlds faster, just get a 120gb and use your current hdd for storage.
 
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Well if your hdd is working and not running out of space, and your psu is not giving you problems, and you are content with your current specs, then I would suggest an SSD.

It will make your computer a lot more responsive and just feel worlds faster, just get a 120gb and use your current hdd for storage.
To be completely honest I usually have 2 GB of space.... I need to delete games all the time. WoW takes of like 22GB it's horrid. Maybe with an SSD will work I'll look into it! Probably will get a 60 gb SSD and a 1TB HDD. That will be around $200 correct?
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eeyup, sound about right.

As HPE1000 said, an SSD would yield a huge improvement in overall system speed. Personally, my OS now only takes 14 seconds to load to the desktop.

As for the PSU, what brand/model is it?
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you could get a 120gb ssd for around $100 and a 1tb Seagate barracuda for $100 or so. You should be able to get the best of both worlds with that budget as long as you don't get ripped off for the ssd.
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you could get a 120gb ssd for around $100 and a 1tb Seagate barracuda for $100 or so.

I would recommend WD over seagate as of recently.

I've had too many Seagates fail over the last year. I hear that the WD Caviar Blue is a good choice for storage.
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eeyup, sound about right.
As HPE1000 said, an SSD would yield a huge improvement in overall system speed. Personally, my OS now only takes 14 seconds to load to the desktop.
As for the PSU, what brand/model is it?

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you could get a 120gb ssd for around $100 and a 1tb Seagate barracuda for $100 or so. You should be able to get the best of both worlds with that budget as long as you don't get ripped off for the ssd.
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To be completely honest I usually have 2 GB of space.... I need to delete games all the time. WoW takes of like 22GB it's horrid. Maybe with an SSD will work I'll look into it! Probably will get a 60 gb SSD and a 1TB HDD. That will be around $200 correct?

SSD is what you need.

depending on your budget... grab a 60gb SSD and a 1TB HDD...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167120

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840
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SSD is what you need.
depending on your budget... grab a 60gb SSD and a 1TB HDD...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239045 iI don't know much about SSD's is this a decent choice?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239045 iI don't know much about SSD's is this a decent choice?

I would look for a Samsung 830:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147137

That is neweggs, but you can find them on sale as low as $70 or $80 quite often. TigerDirect has it for about $100.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2318704&CatId=5300

The Seagate hdd linked above is the one that I was talking about--It used to cost $100 but it's gotten nice and cheap it seems. If you want killer SSD deals, keep an eye on the online deals forum in the weeks running up to Christmas. Good stuff always pops up.
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