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Build Advice help upgrading

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dreamcometru, 19 Oct 2015.

  1. Dreamcometru

    Dreamcometru Minimodder

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    Hi,

    id like to upgrade my rig.

    current specs

    corsair modular 650W psu
    msi p67a gd53 mobo
    gainward phantom 970
    some cheap corsair ram (4gb - 2 sticks)
    i5 2500k cpu
    1tb hdd


    would like to upgrade the mobo, ram and cpu.

    help and advice much appreciated

    ty in advance
     
  2. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    Purpose?

    There are not many games a half arse clocked 2500K won't be fine with.
     
  3. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    I really wouldn't bother.
     
  4. Goatee

    Goatee Multimodder

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    Agreed, don't bother with the MOBO, RAM or CPU.

    I would suggest you get an SSD and install OS and key games on it. You will definitely notice the difference.
     
  5. Digerati

    Digerati Minimodder

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    I agree with the suggestion to go with an SSD, but if that RAM is 4Gb total (2 x 2Gb), I would consider bumping it up to 8Gb - assuming you have a 64-bit OS installed.
     
  6. CrapBag

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    Im still running a stock clocked 2500k with a 970 and I don't see any issues gaming.

    Skylake is tempting me but even then I'm going to wait for what ever is up next.

    See is definitely the way to go first.
     
  7. Dreamcometru

    Dreamcometru Minimodder

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    ok thanks for yor replies. will look into an ssd.
     
  8. Goatee

    Goatee Multimodder

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    I really like the Samsung software (both magician and clone) so I would recommend and 850 EVO.
     
  9. Dreamcometru

    Dreamcometru Minimodder

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    hi again, just wondering if u should or even can delete stuff off your ssd with no worries? does that affect it somehow?

    do u need to defrag them at all? will that damage them?

    are there steps i need to take to ensure longevity of my ssd and if so what are they?

    im hoping to get one on black friday. are there any recommendations?

    thanks again
     
  10. Vault-Tec

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    Defragging an SSD will likely screw it, yes. In any modern OS the option should not even be there.

    The best bit of advice I can give is to keep it clean and don't keep installing things onto it and then deleting them. TRIM will take care of garbage collection and will happen natively in Windows 7 and on. Just make sure you only have your OS and apps that go with it (things like CPUID etc).
     
  11. Digerati

    Digerati Minimodder

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    You treat it just like a hard drive. So yes, you can delete files off it with no worries. You do not need to defrag SSDs. And Windows is smart enough to properly manage the SSD for you.

    Do not worry about longevity. Today's SSDs do not have the problems first generation SSDs did. This is one reason (besides less heat and less power) even big data centers are moving to SSDs over hard drives.

    I recommend at least 250GB. I like the 850 Pro if your budget allows - it has a great 10 year warranty! Otherwise, the Evo is great too.
     

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