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July 24, 2010 8:41:14 PM

I wanted to know which would enhance the performance of my computer more for gaming should I upgrade my memory from 4gigs of ram to 8gigs of ram or should I get A vertex ssd to use as a boot drive to make my computer faster
Which would significantly be a better upgrade as both will cost about the

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a b B Homebuilt system
July 24, 2010 9:14:39 PM

Whats the rest of the system look like? What resolution do you game at? With what are you having problems with?
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July 25, 2010 3:12:59 PM

4745454b said:
Whats the rest of the system look like? What resolution do you game at? With what are you having problems with?

Got 260gtx
E8400 Mildly OC to 3.4
4gb memory
250 gigs harddrive
Nothings wrong just thought it was time for an upgrade for even better performance
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 25, 2010 9:49:44 PM

Nothing is wrong but you want better performance? That doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Whats the resolution?

I doubt upgrading the ram to 8GBs will make a difference in your gaming. Assuming that 250GB drive is an older one and you can see some load time decreases if you upgrade that. You can grab an SSD if you want, but I'd probably just slap an F3/500GB per platter drive in there.
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July 26, 2010 3:40:09 AM

4745454b said:
Nothing is wrong but you want better performance? That doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Whats the resolution?

I doubt upgrading the ram to 8GBs will make a difference in your gaming. Assuming that 250GB drive is an older one and you can see some load time decreases if you upgrade that. You can grab an SSD if you want, but I'd probably just slap an F3/500GB per platter drive in there.

Would it be better for me to switch to a phenom ii x2 or x3 for better performance whic is the best upgrade
cuz I already play 1080p at decent framerates I just want load times to be faster
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 26, 2010 3:46:35 AM

Load times are affected by the Hard-drive, so if you can a SSD would be great.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 26, 2010 4:10:16 AM

What is your budget for this upgrade?

I would recommend upgrading to a Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB hard drive and add a second GTX 260. You get the greatest gaming performance increase through upgrading your GPU. This can be done by adding a second card or look to purchase a new GTX 400 series card or ATI 5800 series card.
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July 26, 2010 7:14:08 PM

$300 ish but i need to buy an m59 case which is $39 also a good Asus M4A785-M
I wanna know what would be a better buy performance wise a phenom 9950 x4 BE or phenom ii x2 555 callisto BE for gaming cuz they are both about the same price
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 26, 2010 7:17:02 PM

Go for the 555, the 9950 is old, and you might be able to unlock the 2 cores.
But if you like quads, go for the 635.

Why do you want the new CPU though? Your E8400 is fine and you can push alot more from it.
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August 2, 2010 1:29:30 AM

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