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Hello good people.

 

Hope your day is going well. I am currently running a rig that is a good few years old and it seems to have just starting showing its age. I am running a Intel i5 3570k, 8gb of ram, geforce gtx 970 and X2 1tb HDD's. The idea in my head currently is to get an SSD, transfer Windows and my more used programs to it and get 8gb more ram would breadth a bit of life back into my pc. Am I thinking along the right path or should I be looking at a bigger upgrade?

 

Thank you for any help given.

 

Have a great day

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That is definitely not a bad idea. Those are usually the recommended upgrades for people not wanting to get a whole new computer. Also, a good overclock would help out as well.

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For boot times, opening programs, having more programs open at the same time? You are on the absolutely right path. (I recommend getting an SSD anyway if you aren't going for this path, you'll never want to go back to an HDD)

For better performance/fps in games, no.

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I was looking at getting an SSD for no more than £60 (UK) and as ram seems to be a bit high I was going to go no more than £100. May have to go eBay for that though.

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Just now, Jimolikachin said:

I was looking at getting an SSD for no more than £60 (UK) and as ram seems to be a bit high I was going to go no more than £100. May have to go eBay for that though.

https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Storage/SSDs/190GB+-+290GB+SSD/250GB+Samsung+860+EVO+2.5+SATA+SSD%2FSolid+State+Drive?productId=69054&utm_source=uk.pcpartpicker.com&utm_medium=referral

https://www.morecomputers.com/a?pid=HX318C10FBK2%2F16-XPX>>Kingston&referer=PCPart

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On 12/16/2018 at 3:47 AM, Cereal5 said:

That is definitely not a bad idea. Those are usually the recommended upgrades for people not wanting to get a whole new computer. Also, a good overclock would help out as well.

I know my motherboard has some sort of built in turbo mode that affects the CPU but to be honest I have absolutely no idea about overclocking so I think I better avoid that route...

 

On 12/16/2018 at 4:08 AM, NunoLava1998 said:

Thanks mate. So Samsung make the best SSD's? I was just going to go get a Kingston or Crucial branded one.

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6 minutes ago, Jimolikachin said:

I know my motherboard has some sort of built in turbo mode that affects the CPU but to be honest I have absolutely no idea about overclocking so I think I better avoid that route...

No reason to avoid it. If done correctly, there's no harm to your CPU. And you can learn how by watching some easy-to-follow youtube videos. Pretty much every techtuber ever has multiple overclocking videos.

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Audio --- Headphones: Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX || Amp: Schiit Audio Magni 3 || DAC: Schiit Audio Modi 3 || Mic: Blue Yeti

 

[Under Construction]

 

My Truck --- 2002 F-350 7.3 Powerstroke || 6-speed

My Car --- 2006 Mustang GT || 5-speed || BBK LTs, O/R X, MBRP Cat-back || BBK Lowering Springs, LCAs || 2007 GT500 wheels w/ 245s/285s

 

The Experiment --- CPU: i5-3570K @ 4.0 GHz || MoBo: Asus P8Z77-V LK || RAM: 16GB Corsair 1600 4x4 || Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo || GPUs: Asus GTX 750 Ti, || PSU: Corsair TX750M Gold || Case: Thermaltake Core G21 TG || SSD: 840 Pro 128GB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB

 

R.I.P. Asus X99-A motherboard, April 2016 - October 2018, may you rest in peace. 5820K, if I ever buy you a new board, it'll be a good one.

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Hey folks I have about the same question as the OP on here should I upgrade or just hold off tell next year?

I have had the main computer parts since 2013 it has been going well with no issues, but not sure how much life I can get out of my current rig without bottle necking it farther.

 

I mostly play games on it like...

 

Tom Clancy's The Division

Tom Clancy's Wildlands

Cities Skylines

GTAV

Pubg

WoW

and a few others

 

Specs.

Windows 7 64 bit

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Crucial MX300 2.5" 525GB SATA III 3D NAND
CORSAIR RMx Series RM550X 550W 80 PLUS GOLD
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB SSC GAMING ACX 3.0, 6GB GDDR5

 

let me know what you all think.

Thank you!

 

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  • 3 weeks later...

So I got my new SSD for Christmas and was attempting to install it the other day. When I did though, I realised I did not have another sata lead to of it in. So I thought " I don't use my DVD drive any more, just use that." Well I did and not my computer won't boot up. I may have also moved my C drive into a different data port while I was at it.... 

 

Is this just a matter of trial and error and just plugging the drives back in until it boots up again or have I royaly screwed up?

 

Thanks in advance for any help given.

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