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June 3, 2014 5:26:00 PM

My system specs are:

FX 8350 @4.0 GHZ
CORSAIR 2X4GB 1600MHZ CL9 RAM
SAPPHIRE DUAL-X OC R9 280X
GIGABYTE 970A-UD3P
650W 12V 624W 52A BRONZE PSU
SAMSUNG HD753LJ (5 years old)

I have just upgraded everyting except my psu, case and hard drive, my windows and sata at Native IDE on bios, what should I do for best gaming performance, I dont have budget for ssd yet but, is my system like a racing car that consumes autogas ? I mean can't I get full performance from my system during games ? When I play moded Skyrim or RTS game, there is sudden freezes for one second as I turn camera or change angle fast. Maybe my system components (except my Harddrive) are not enough, I'd be okay with that.

If I buy ssd, will I be able to use it with my old harddirve ?
And should I buy windows 8 or 8.1 for gaming performance ? If so, will it be okay for my old harddrive.
Do ssd's last long like my old harddirve ? I won't split my disks and don't do anything except gaming.

I know too many questions I have asked. Espicially some of them are may be dumb, please accept my apologies. I don't know anyting about those stuff.

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a b G Storage
June 11, 2014 6:36:56 AM

No questions are dumb.
1- Buying an SSD won't boost your ingame performance. It will only reduce the loading time between sequences. Your freezing issue must be caused by something else.
2- You CAN use an SSD with an old HDD as long as you configure them properly in your BIOS and Disk manager.
3- Upgrading your OS for windows 8.1 might increase game performance in near future but right now there shouldn't be difference with old titles.
4- SSD's have no moving parts. This means it won't lose performance in continuous run. Some of them will lose performance from writing/replacing massive data on it. But that won't be your case.
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