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post #11 of 57
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I have heard of ssd's but it always seems to me that they have a very small amount of memory, maybe 20-80gb's? what are they and how does it work? does it replace your regular hard drive?
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post #12 of 57
An SSD is a hard drive that has lower access times and latency, therefore making the SSD faster than regular hard drives with spinning disks.
Here is the SSD Wiki.

Also SSD's come in all sizes, but the more GB you want, the more it'll cost. Try to find some deals on Newegg or somewhere else, they have 120GB SSD's for 20% off I think. Look around in the online deals section here at overclock.net
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post #13 of 57
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thanx so much for the advice Tig. I'm new with all this stuff and having a site like this one with all the wonderful help is awesome.
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post #14 of 57
No problem. If you are thinking about anything and not sure about it, just post here and lots of people will help.
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post #15 of 57
Not worth upgrading a OEM Computer. If you build you're own, you have a lot more options in the future to upgrade it. For example, if you wanted to upgrade your GPU, the OEM processor will most likely bottleneck it at stock speeds. If you have a custom pc, you could always overclock the processor to eliminate the bottleneck I would buy a motherboard that accepts that Processor and overclock it. That way you have a performance boost without having to buy a new processor and you're semi future proof.
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post #16 of 57
Well, for the long-term, getting a new motherboard and maybe a power supply is a good idea.
For now, if everything works and he is satisfied, why not just add an SSD to make things faster?

I agree about the new motherboard idea, but I think he'd have to spend a lot more.
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post #17 of 57
You could do one or two things to improve right now, but the reality is you will probably want to get a better experience for gaming or video encoding etc. you will probably really want to upgrade just about everything.

You can't really upgrade your cpu without a mobo, can't really replace vid card without psu. So really you would want all of those parts, at which point you might as well get a new case, ram and perhaps hdd or ssd as well
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post #18 of 57
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ok, so if I get a new motherboard and power supply, what would you guys suggest and where should I get it? I usually shop on newegg or tigerdirect.
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post #19 of 57
SR-2! SR-2!!

Only joking check out on here in the Marketplatz.

Deals are to be had!
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post #20 of 57
^^ what he said.
seriously, check on the for sale posts for parts. good deals and most should be very very reliable(no ripoffs/scams)
forget about ssd. they are expensive for what they are and frankly, i would put that money towards hardware that will update your entire computer. an ssd will load programs faster. it will save files faster. you wont get better gameplay. you wont get better sound. your programs, games wont RUN faster.
how much do you want to spend right now ? you tell us that and we can point you in the direction we would take.
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