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I need help deciding what my new next pc part should be. I do plan on replacing everything, but for now just 1 part.

 

cpu: AMD fx-8350

gpu: Nvidia gtx 960 4gb

4 gb ram(1 stick)

 

based on these parts what would be the next upgrade under $300 that would benefit my system the most. also I have been interested in getting a ssd instead of upgrading anything else.

 

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I'd say another 4GB RAM and a 120GB SSD. Hold onto the rest of the money and save for a more intensive upgrade.

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2 minutes ago, Himommies said:

R5 1600 plus mobo.You can sell the FX and stuff for 100

 

wouldn't I have to get a new windows 10 with the new mobo as well?

 

3 minutes ago, TheSLSAMG said:

I'd say another 4GB RAM and a 120GB SSD. Hold onto the rest of the money and save for a more intensive upgrade.

that' what I'm most likey going to do. any ssds off the top of your head that you can recommed?

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Just now, jfreeizme said:

wouldn't I have to get a new windows 10 with the new mobo as well?

You can buy one off ebay or something.Do you have a OEM key or a retail one?

 

1 minute ago, jfreeizme said:

any ssds off the top of your head that you can recommed?

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Short of a core or complete upgrade I would say go with an ssd, it is bar none the best thing you can do for general use.  It offers little to no gaming improvement however the general use of the computer is much better. Basically I'm agreeing with @TheSLSAMG.  The only thing I have to add is another stick of ram would depend on how long you plan on keeping this system.  If you are keeping it even past a new machine it's worth it, not upgrading in a while still worth it, upgrading relatively soon and not using the machine any more.... not worth it, just a dead part.  SSD can be reused in another build and so can 960, psu and case.

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2 minutes ago, jfreeizme said:

wouldn't I have to get a new windows 10 with the new mobo as well?

 

that' what I'm most likey going to do. any ssds off the top of your head that you can recommed?

Whatever is cheap and fits the bill, the SKHynix SL308 seems to be that SSD at the moment.

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3 minutes ago, jfreeizme said:

any ssds off the top of your head that you can recommed?

I tend to go off of brand on all components.  I have used Samsung, Crucial, Corsair, Mushkin, and sandisk.  The only one's to fail were the sandisk and corsair but that was after 3-5 years of heavy use in rig's of friends or family so who knows what they did to them.  Also I have cooked about 3 ssd's due to idiocy on my behalf (thing's such as accidentally hitting the power strip while booting).

 

Anything should get you several years of use just make sure the RMA process is respectable (corsair has the best RMA I've seen) in case of early failure.  Other than that the performance difference is negligible between each of them.

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21 minutes ago, jfreeizme said:

wouldn't I have to get a new windows 10 with the new mobo as well?

Windows 10 is something you can download for free, if you have the license key in hand it's as simple as entering the key again.  Sometimes they require you to call in and manually enter the key with your phone but this is just to ensure you aren't pumping out systems that aren't for personal use.  They just know that it is an upgraded system.  I have also heard from a video or two that it's possible to plug an OS drive from one system into another and window's is smart enough to download all of the drivers you need, but I'm old school and don't believe in this.  Still it's a possibility.

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24 minutes ago, jfreeizme said:

wouldn't I have to get a new windows 10 with the new mobo as well?

 

that' what I'm most likey going to do. any ssds off the top of your head that you can recommed?

you can try reactivating windows after replacing the mobo+cpu.

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