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Replace CPU/Mobo/Memory or HDD?

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February 14, 2012 7:33:29 PM

Hello everyone! Im having a hard time deciding what my next move should be.. as I am trying to increase the overall performance of my machine.

At the moment, Im deciding whether to replace my cpu/mobo/memory or my hdd.

I have a Phenom II x4 940 3.0, M3a78 - Pro, and 4 gigs of GSkill DDR2 800.
Would if be that much of an upgrade to get a newer quad proc, a newer board that supports ddr3 and like 12 gigs of memory?


Should I get rid of my 180Gig 3.0gs 7200 RPM Sata HDD and possible buy a ssd?

Thanks for your input!

I just bought a GTX 460 and am running windows 7 64bit.. Im playing SWTOR.

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February 14, 2012 7:44:46 PM

SSD, or sell the gtx and get a 570
keep the 180 for bigger installs/data
what OS are you using?
February 14, 2012 8:05:03 PM

Im thinking
buy 4GB more ram, ~45$
and Buy SSD, look into 120GB or 128GB those sizes are the most popular and thus cheaper or bargain ~150$
(keep old hard drive as well)
This will make nice and snappy system, and even later on if you to upgrade you sill keep SSD and just loose bit on memory, but that CPU+Mobo+memory still nice combination to sell or hand me down
this ~200$ update should make you happy