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i want to upgrade my pc but which off these upgrades would be better
a 60gig ssd or double the amount off ram from 4gig to 8 gig
i can only afford to do one off these upgrades
    
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Id go with the ssd personally unless your doing some heavy encoding and set the ssd as your os drive, when I had a ssd myself I loved it but had to return it since I needed the money for bills frown.gif
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Unused RAM is wasted RAM. Really, no games right now that I know of use more then 4GB of RAM (even Crysis is fine).

SSD all the way.
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i use my pc for gaming mostly and i cant decide which off these upgrades would be more beneficall for my needs a greater amount off ram or a faster harddrive

another thing i have problems with is steam it always wants to install on my c.drive can i instal it on anouther drive ?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thanos999;11687331 
i use my pc for gaming mostly and i cant decide which off these upgrades would be more beneficall for my needs a greater amount off ram or a faster harddrive

another thing i have problems with is steam it always wants to install on my c.drive can i instal it on anouther drive ?

Yes you can install it in another drive here are the instructions (just replace D: with whichever drive you want it on)

1. Log out and exit Steam
2. Navigate to the folder where Steam is installed (by default: C:\Program Files\Steam\)
3. Delete all of the files and folders except the SteamApps folder and Steam.exe
4. Cut and paste your Steam folder to the new location, for example: D:\Games\Steam\
5. Launch Steam
Steam will briefly update and then you will be ready to play
All future game content will be downloaded to the new folder D:\Games\Steam\Steamapps\
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Quote:
Originally Posted by allenottawa;11687296 
Unused RAM is wasted RAM. Really, no games right now that I know of use more then 4GB of RAM (even Crysis is fine).

SSD all the way.

More RAM gives programs that SSD like responsiveness. SSD prolly the best choice given their price right now. Never know, it might jump back up soon !
Also not everyone bases their PC choice on PC games lol ;P
Edited by Tt2ent - 12/19/10 at 9:38am
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