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Should I upgrade my System memory, RAM, or colling systems

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January 19, 2014 7:38:01 AM

So I am creating a laptop on a website and my budget is $1200 (I know, its not that much). I am customizing the MSI GX60, 8 gigs of RAM, 750GB 7200RPM hard drive, Stock OEM Thermal Compound . I did not want a Blu-ray drive and so I saved $30. My question is, should i upgrade my RAM to 16GB, upgrade my hard drive to 1 TB or upgrade my cooling. I can only choose one of them
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January 19, 2014 7:45:53 AM

Take the ram. You wont need it, but its expensive. The thermal paste option is worth $2, the hard drive upgrade is worth $13, but 8 gig of laptop ram costs $40.
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January 19, 2014 7:51:18 AM

Actually, 8 gig of new ddr3 laptop ram is around $100 , so take it if you can.
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January 19, 2014 8:01:34 AM

If you do any video editing or photo shop, the ram will speed things up a lot! the hard drive, well, 1000 gig hard drive is only $10 more than a 750, and as for the changing the cpu paste? HA HA HA they are admitting the ordinary one isnt good enough if it was true. They are seing if you are stupid. They would nt change anything if you tick that box. The blu ray drive costs big $ if it records. Guess it doesnt. Blu ray read only , indeed $30.
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January 19, 2014 7:13:06 PM

chrisso said:
If you do any video editing or photo shop, the ram will speed things up a lot! the hard drive, well, 1000 gig hard drive is only $10 more than a 750, and as for the changing the cpu paste? HA HA HA they are admitting the ordinary one isnt good enough if it was true. They are seing if you are stupid. They would nt change anything if you tick that box. The blu ray drive costs big $ if it records. Guess it doesnt. Blu ray read only , indeed $30.
I kind of tricked my way out of this... I have no Primary hard drive, but I have a 1 TB secondary hard drive. But if I choose the 1 TB for my primary it is costlier than the same hard drive in the secondary. Will this affect my computer in any way or would this work?
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January 19, 2014 7:27:03 PM

chrisso said:
If you do any video editing or photo shop, the ram will speed things up a lot! the hard drive, well, 1000 gig hard drive is only $10 more than a 750, and as for the changing the cpu paste? HA HA HA they are admitting the ordinary one isnt good enough if it was true. They are seing if you are stupid. They would nt change anything if you tick that box. The blu ray drive costs big $ if it records. Guess it doesnt. Blu ray read only , indeed $30.
So you are saying that the thermal compound upgrade is not worth it?
And ignore my previous reply; I got another 750GB 5400RPM for my primary and the 1 TB 5400RPM as secondary.
Will the lower RPM seriously affect the memory accessing?

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