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Which component should i upgrade first Ram or SSD ?

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Hello i have an old ROG laptop which i occasionally use for gaming. It has an i7 6700hq cpu , 12 gb of ddr4 ram , gtx 970m gpu (3gigs) and a mechanical hdd 1 tb. So i was hoping to upgrade the ram and ssd . But i can only manage one upgrade at a time. So which component should i upgrade first ? Ram or an SSD.??

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Definitely the SSD.

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8 minutes ago, samiur said:

Hello i have an old ROG laptop which i occasionally use for gaming. It has an i7 6700hq cpu , 12 gb of ddr4 ram , gtx 970m gpu (3gigs) and a mechanical hdd 1 tb. So i was hoping to upgrade the ram and ssd . But i can only manage one upgrade at a time. So which component should i upgrade first ? Ram or an SSD.??

SSD LIVE HDD DIE!!!!!

you can take an external attachment  to convert the hdd drive to an external drive too !!!

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Since the direction is clear, i just hit into the same spot. SSD it is.

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I would like to add a counter argument to the non-argument "get a SSD" however there really is no nuance to this conversation and you should get a SSD.

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What everyone else said. 

Built a mid-range game-cruncher to run MS Word and Chrome because doing anything else just wouldn't have felt right. I've got 250 Watts of power that I don't need, 24 Gigabytes of RAM that I will never use, 8 unemployed threads and I'm happy.  

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