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Old 26-01-11, 08:38 PM
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Ive decided im not gonna replace my PC this year I might leave it till the end of next year du to funds and other things but I was wondering if there is anything I can do or replace to boost performance on my current build with out spending hundreds. I may overclock but im looking at hardware for now.

My current rig is:

CPU= intel qx6850

Mobo=EVGA 680 sli

GPU=ATI Radeon toxic HD 5850 2G GDDR5

Ram= 4gig of Team Xtreem 800mhz I cant remember the exact latency but I think its 4-4-4-8

2x WD raptor x in raid 0

Enermax galaxy 800W (I think its been a while)

and im running Win 7 64bit.

I didnt know if some better ram would do the trick or maybe another mobo that supports ddr3 the 775 skt mobos must be quite cheap now.

So if you think there is anything I can do im open to suggestions or if not thats fine to il just have to wait.

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Old 27-01-11, 10:09 AM
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SSD ?

Faster ram?

Faster processor?

better GPU

would be your four options for upgrading...
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Old 27-01-11, 10:38 AM
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If I was you i'd get an SSD then you can use it for many years to come!
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Old 27-01-11, 10:40 AM
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an ssd will give u the biggest noticeable performance gain
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Old 27-01-11, 11:42 AM
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How old is the PSU? I had an enermax that was pushing 3 years old and it blew up had to build a new pc after that
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Old 27-01-11, 03:18 PM
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Yeah my Enermax is probably about 2-3 years now and what sort of SSD would be best but remeber I dont want to spend a fortune as id rather save it till next year and go all out on a new machine so im only looking to spend 100-150 pound give or take a quid or 2 otherwise il just make do.

I should have also mentioned I just upgraded my GPU from 2 8800 ultras so thats not an area im looking at.
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