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November 5, 2012 8:18:40 PM

Hello.

I'm considering buying a desktop computer for the first time (http://www.ebuyer.com/409310-cyberpower-gaming-battalio...)

I've been told that it can be beneficial to your computer's speed if you install windows on your SSD instead of the HDD. So I need to know if I can add an SSD to this computer (SSDs are a new thing to me) and if so if I need/should buy a particular one.

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November 5, 2012 8:24:54 PM

If I were you, I would build one, as it's cheaper and much more money efficient. You would know whats going in the pc, and you would also be getting better parts.

It would be just stupid to add a SSD to that system, as the cpu and the gpu are pretty bad, and should be upgraded first before you do that.

SSD gives you speed, but in my eyes, not performance. So basically it wouldn't really help you in gaming, other than making you load into maps faster, but would you rather have that? or low fps? The choice is yours.
November 5, 2012 8:28:07 PM

you can but after you buy it you will need a desktop upgrade kit and a customer support call to microsoft of why you did this. Samsung 830's come in an upgrade kit and with a new version coming out(it is still very fast even though its last gen.)
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November 5, 2012 8:30:00 PM

I did have a go at researching parts towards a possible computer build of my own, but a similarly performing computer came to just under £1,000, which I cannot afford :( 
November 5, 2012 8:37:12 PM

manicstreetpegasi said:
I did have a go at researching parts towards a possible computer build of my own, but a similarly performing computer came to just under £1,000, which I cannot afford :( 


Watch us build a better one than that, under that budget.
Watch us.
a b G Storage
November 5, 2012 8:48:14 PM

manicstreetpegasi said:
I did have a go at researching parts towards a possible computer build of my own, but a similarly performing computer came to just under £1,000, which I cannot afford :( 


That's because you're making the mistakes that new builders make - thinking, for example, that a processor running at 4.2GHz is going to constantly outperform one running at 3.2GHz.

Give us a budget - we'll make a computer that blows any prebuilt out of the water.
a b G Storage
November 5, 2012 8:54:30 PM

Here is a build that absolutely CRUSHES that Pre-Built PC for roughly the same price. (Taxes and shipping is included in the end price)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.38 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£47.86 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£27.79 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£166.39 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£33.96 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£19.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Total: £533.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
a b G Storage
November 5, 2012 8:56:18 PM

^Seconded, and that one includes a monitor.
a b G Storage
November 5, 2012 9:01:51 PM

DarkSable said:
^Seconded, and that one includes a monitor.


had to edit it, a few of the parts were incorrectly transfered from a previous build this morning.
a b G Storage
November 5, 2012 9:11:46 PM

Well never mind then. :p 

I like the Gamma Classic over the Source, but that's just me.

I'd also consider a Radeon card - they kill nvidia at lower price points.
November 6, 2012 5:21:46 AM

azathoth said:
Here is a build that absolutely CRUSHES that Pre-Built PC for roughly the same price. (Taxes and shipping is included in the end price)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.38 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£47.86 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£27.79 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£166.39 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£33.96 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£19.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Total: £533.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Well, you blew me out of the water.
November 6, 2012 12:03:13 PM

yeah and if you want to get the price even lower you could get a 1600mhz 4GB ram kit instead of 8 since 4 is all you need for now.
And instead of the WD green drive I would add a 1tb WD blue/black drive since you won't be needing 1.5TB either. If your budget allows you could get a fast but cheap SSD like the OCZ agility 3 60gb for the OS.
The agility 3 can be found for about 60$
a b G Storage
November 6, 2012 12:13:34 PM

jaideep1337 said:
yeah and if you want to get the price even lower you could get a 1600mhz 4GB ram kit instead of 8 since 4 is all you need for now.
And instead of the WD green drive I would add a 1tb WD blue/black drive since you won't be needing 1.5TB either. If your budget allows you could get a fast but cheap SSD like the OCZ agility 3 60gb for the OS.
The agility 3 can be found for about 60$


Now days, it is recommended to have at least 6GB of RAM.

If you want to save $4 by halving your RAM, then something is not right.
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