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Old August 5, 2012, 08:03 PM
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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
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Old August 5, 2012, 08:23 PM
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That depends largely on what your using your PC for.
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Old August 5, 2012, 08:28 PM
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I would upgrade hdd first.
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Old August 5, 2012, 08:57 PM
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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.
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Old August 5, 2012, 09:17 PM
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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
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Old August 5, 2012, 09:38 PM
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Get new one, then video card.
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thanks for the advice man
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Old August 5, 2012, 10:11 PM
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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.
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Old August 5, 2012, 10:20 PM
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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
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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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