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post #11 of 21
That's why a new video card would help your system. Also, you may consider a SSD for faster loading times and editing.
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Ok what is an ssd? And which one for what i have?
post #13 of 21
An SSD is a Solid State Drive. It uses Flash memory for storage, thus making it prone to much faster speeds than that of a normal HDD. For you i would recommend something like this:

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

I have one of these, and you can't beat the speed you get for the price. This is where you stick your OS, Programs, and Video Games.
post #14 of 21
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Ok what is an ssd? And which one for what i have?

Go with either a Samsung 830 or a M4, they are usually the best!
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So will I lose everything And have to reinstall? Also, is it a pretty noobish thing to install?

So I shall get this SSD. The 7970 and the cpu cooler.

Is it like one size fits all or are those links specifically for my setup. Sorry im noob but i really appreciate all the help.
post #17 of 21
You're fine.

Its a very easy install. An SSD doesn't install quite like a normal hard drive (it really depends on the case). Just grab some two-sided tape and slap it somewhere safe and secure. smile.gif

Hope this helps.
post #18 of 21
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He plays games, records Xbox videos and does Photoshop which both the HD7770 and HD7850 are more than capable of doing and he will save a lot of money.

But he already has a 5850 which is better than a 7770. Not spending any money saves more money afaik. I put the 7950 in my post because if he really wants to spend money, the 7950 is enough improvement over the 5850 to be worth it.
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So will I lose everything And have to reinstall? Also, is it a pretty noobish thing to install?
So I shall get this SSD. The 7970 and the cpu cooler. Is it like one size fits all or are those links specifically for my setup. Sorry im noob but i really appreciate all the help.

OP the HD 7950 boost will easily be twice (2x) the performance of your HD 5850. In the latest demanding DX11 games it would be even more at 2.5x . the HD 7950 boost easily overclocks to 1.1 - 1.15 Ghz and matches HD 7970 Ghz performance. All you need is a good CPU cooler. Overclock the core i7 920 to 3.6 - 3.8 Ghz with voltage tweaking and you should do fine.

With a Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO and Sapphire HD 7950 boost you are all set to rock the latest games. SSD is not required for improving game performance. What it will definitely do is improve application load times and game level load times in games. But for that too they should be installed on the SSD drive. The OS will be more responsive. But an SSD will not improve fps in games.
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post #20 of 21
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A friend of mine recommended buying the 7950 raghu suggested and also using the 5850 I have now. Would it be worth it or just scrap the 5850?
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