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Hello. I need some advice on what to do.

My current build. Q6600 2.4 / 4GB RAM DDR2 800 / 1TB Caviar Black / 9600GT VC / nforce 680i mobo


I want to upgrade one component to make my computer feel snappier. I'm not looking for something that will change my performance in games, just general tasks. Which of the following should i do?

1) Hard Drive -> SSD
2) Overclock CPU buy buying aftermarket cooler and overclock it to ~3.2Ghz
3) 4GB RAM - 8GB RAM

Thank you for your help!!
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Overclock CPU buy buying aftermarket cooler and overclock it to ~3.2Ghz
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post #3 of 9
1) Hard Drive -> SSD
Insta Snap.

Your weakest part is your video card but if you really don't game then is like MEH.
Edited by Hellknight - 3/18/11 at 2:02am
post #4 of 9
1) Hard Drive -> SSD
Game changer.
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post #5 of 9
As the guys above have said Hard Drive ---> SSD...you'll see it...so much better
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post #6 of 9
Easily Hard Drive -->SSD
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Thank you everybody. I have made my decision to get the 60GB OCZ Vertex 2!
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Originally Posted by Sagistic View Post
Thank you everybody. I have made my decision to get the 60GB OCZ Vertex 2!
There are 2 models of the 60GB OCZ Vertex 2.

OCZSSD2-2VTX60G - Raw capacity: 64GB. IDEMA capacity 60GB.
OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G - Raw capacity: 64GB. IDEMA capacity 55GB.

Aside from losing 5GB of usable space, the "E" model Vertex 2s use 25nm flash that doesn't perform as well as the non-"E" models.

Just wanted to give you the heads up.
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750GB Samsung 840EVO 256GB Crucial M4 150GB Velociraptor 1TB Samsung F1 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Asus DRW-24B1ST Phanteks PH-TC14PE Win 10 64-bit 27" Qnix QX2710 96Hz 
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Cooler Master QuickFire Ultimate Cooler Master V1000 1000W 80+ Gold Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Logitech G500s 
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post #9 of 9
You are gonna want to upgrade your mobo after you get an SSD, Nvidia chipsets are the slowest for SSD performance. If I were you, Sandy Bridge would be on my wish list.
    
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