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what would be the biggest bang for the buck upgrade a corei3 that's using a platter drive to an i5? or upgrade the the platter drive on the i3 to an ssd? hopefully you pros can help thanks.
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Depends on what you're doing.

Unless it's a CPU intensive task, the SSD will feel much more noticeable in the vast majority of instances.
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Most likely the SSD.
You will be eliminating one of the biggest sources of latency from you computer (the spinning platters and moving R/W heads of a hard drive). This will help immensely with random access times, boot times, program load times, and any disk intensive activity.

I personally believe that a SSD is the single best upgrade that an end user can do under typical PC usage situations.

However, you could go with an i5 if you are doing heavy content creation (rendering, encoding, editing).
    
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+1 to i5 upgrade

more "real" threads are better and down the road you could pick up an SSD
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