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Ok, so I want to upgrade my current build. (Specs Listed Below). I don't want to wait for bulldozer, and I don't want to switch over to Intel. I'm still kind of undecided on the SSD. Seems like a lot of people are still having trouble out of them.

Now that's out of the way, what's the best upgrades for around $300.
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post #2 of 5
If you aren't sold on a SSD, the only thing I can see is maybe a CPU/Motherboard combo like this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.632316

It's an Asus 880 chipset motherboard and a Phenom II X6 BE for under 300. Everything else looks pretty tip top unless you wanted to break the bank or just add more ram or HD space.
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My suggestions !

1. 2nd 6950 $259.00 + 32 gb ssd for OS $74.00

2. lrger HDD + 2nd 6950

3. lrger hdd + ssd

4. A 1090T+ SSD your current mobo will be fine ( correct me if im wrong)
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Originally Posted by MIKEVALL View Post
My suggestions !

1. 2nd 6950 $259.00 + 32 gb ssd for OS $74.00

2. lrger HDD + 2nd 6950

3. lrger hdd + ssd

4. A 1090T+ SSD your current mobo will be fine ( correct me if im wrong)
With the last bios update my MB is supposed to be compatible with X6 Processors. As for the SSD I'll have to look into it more. I'm not sure if it supports AHCI. (feel free to comment on this as well).
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Crucial M4 128GB WD Caviar Black 1TB SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner  XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Win 7 Pro 64 Bit Gateway FHD2303L Gateway FHD2303L Steelseries 6GV2 
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Crucial M4 128GB WD Caviar Black 1TB SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner  XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 
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Win 7 Pro 64 Bit Gateway FHD2303L Gateway FHD2303L Steelseries 6GV2 
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post #5 of 5
Get the SSD...trust me that's the best improvement you can see! Simply amazing
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