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If you want more FPS, then the video card will help out probably more than anything right now. You could purchase a video card now and use it in the new computer when you buy it in April.


EDIT: Wait a minute. The dell studio one can't hold a video card! Sorry scratch that idea. I think you need to wait until you get your new pc then. mad.gif

Here is a video of someone replacing the hard drive in one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyhi33DwReA

I know how to take apart the studio one. I was actually thinking of buying a 1TB hard drive now and installing Windows 7 on it but I'm not sure if that might complicate things in the future.
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Not trying to be mean, but I disagree. W8 has gaming issues and this guy is on a low budget trying to get games to play. There is no gaming improvement by replacing the OS when his hardware is so old.
I think the money would be better spent on a video card. Isn't the 9200 an integrated video on the mobo?

How so?
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I think the idea of the SSD is probably the best idea, with a fresh install of Vista onto it. As previously stated you cannot upgrade the video card in that machine. The SSD can be used in your next pc, and speeds everything up (does not improve FPS though). Honestly it's doubtful your OS is holding you back so an upgrade would be a waste. Save that money for the new rig.
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I know how to take apart the studio one. I was actually thinking of buying a 1TB hard drive now and installing Windows 7 on it but I'm not sure if that might complicate things in the future.

To answer your question about an improvement in FPS after doing this....no, you will most likely see no difference at all in gaming. You will have more hard drive space. I personally would leave the current computer the way it is and invest the funds you have into the new computer for gaming in April. I would focus on quality SSD, gpu, and cpu. This would make a a nicer gaming computer.

Before buying, I would suggest asking this forum what they think about you new build and how to improve you new build before buying to get your best for the bang.

I'm just giving my honest opinion. You do what ever makes you happy regardless of what any of us say. thumb.gif
     
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