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buli2459 August 5, 2012 07:03 PM

Help with new build
I finished my first build a couple of weeks ago, but now i have to make a decision.
right now im using on board graphics and an old 148 gig hard drive, but i cant decide if i should get a graphics card first or a new HDD/SSD. i have a budget of 220 bucks.
Can you guys give me some advice please:biggrin:

Stukka August 5, 2012 07:23 PM

That depends largely on what your using your PC for.

stoanee August 5, 2012 07:28 PM

I would upgrade hdd first.

Stukka August 5, 2012 07:57 PM

Yeah when i think about it stoanee is right you can get a 1tb hard drive for under 100$ and then save your $120 and save for a $200-$300 gfx card if your into gaming.

buli2459 August 5, 2012 08:17 PM

i use my PC mainly for gaming but this hard drive is super slow, but anyways should i keep my hard drive and get a 64gig ssd boot drive or should i scrap my old hard drive and just get a 1 tb one

stoanee August 5, 2012 08:38 PM

Get new one, then video card.

buli2459 August 5, 2012 08:58 PM

thanks for the advice man

BryceBooth August 5, 2012 09:11 PM

SSD's are great for load times, but you will likely be better off with a decent-sized HDD if you don't care to micromanage your storage between the two. I would upgrade the hard drive first, but if you are just interested in improving your gameplay experience, grab a GPU.

buli2459 August 5, 2012 09:20 PM

well, right now i only have TF2 and minecraft so yeah i think im better off with a new 1 TB hard drive and maybe after that the graphics card

Dzzope August 6, 2012 12:43 AM

Decisions decisions...

if your really only playing those games... may as well grab a SSD and a HDD... could get a 128GB SSD and 1 - 2 TB HDD for that budget (not sure of exact prices)

If you want to play better games sooner than later then grab a hdd and save the rest for a decent GPU. The Seagate barricuda 7200.14 ( the 1TB per platter disks ) are damn fast and pretty cheap.
I generally stick to WD as I have never had a single issue with one in many years of use but the price and performance of the seagates are very very tempting.

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