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Old April 6, 2011, 03:18 PM
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Yeah that doesn't sound like a graphics issue, if you upgraded your ram and pulled out the SSD you'd probably get the same "boost" - your system doesn't sound like it's up to spec for the settings you have or something. This won't happen in most games.
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Old April 6, 2011, 06:36 PM
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Possibly -- but if I upgraded my RAM I couldn't use it in a future computer. My SSD, on the other hand, will transfer to any new build I might make in the next couple of years and still be relevant.
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in a couple years your ssd will be quite aged :)
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Old April 6, 2011, 09:36 PM
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Considering I'm still using an eight-year-old case, HDD, optical drive, and four-year-old graphics card and CPU the idea of a two-year-old drive which maxes out SATA2 isn't all that scary. Also helps that its 34nm NAND and I've yet to make a dent in its available cycles.
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that is hardcore,my frend.

either way, gl with the upgrade, but im still for the one shot deal vs bit by bit.
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Old April 7, 2011, 10:27 AM
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Thank you all for the advice. I think I will go with the ssd and "hope" that my mobo will die around Christmas as my video card did. While I may not see a large performance boost loading programs and the such will be worth it for me.

Thanks all!
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Old April 7, 2011, 10:38 AM
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If you are able to, for another $20 you can get a new 50GB SSD, and a used Q6600.

With a used SSD, you can get that under $200.


Then save for 3 years, at which point you can buy a 1TB SSD, an i7, and 24GB or ram for $100 :P
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I would save your money
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Old April 7, 2011, 06:10 PM
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Well, an SSD would boost performance and be transferable to a new system down the road, it just won't help in games.
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